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2/24/14 10:36 P

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No I don't track it. Mostly because I don't know how much my baby eats, just how much extra I pump every day.

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2/24/14 9:31 P

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No. I tell SP that my life involves standing all day (lightly active lifestyle) and they automatically add 300 to the tracker.

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2/24/14 4:54 A

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Great idea but no I don't track it.

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2/16/14 11:24 A

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My son doesnt feed for a certain amount of minutes at a time and between me and 3 lactation cunsultants i cant pump or get much from hand expressing. my son is gaining weight so i know that he is getting enough but im not sure how i can track how many calories ive burned and how much he eats.

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1/25/14 12:31 P

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Hi! great idea. I don't do that, but mostly because I use the mobile app about 90% of the time and the exercise drop down in annoying. :) Since my little girl is only 3.5 months old and I dealt with a bunch of health issues while pregnant with her, right now I'm focused almost 100% on getting healthy rather than losing weight. (and I have to remind myself of that all. the. time. :D)

But when I do focus in more, I will keep this in mind!

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1/21/14 9:06 P

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Hi this is a great question, I find myself on the same boat, I gained 100 lbs with my pregnancy (I know... but I have already lost 56lbs) so I am having a hard time with the whole calorie calculations, I increased the calorie range manually here on SP, but Im not making up for the calories burned, and Im not adding my breastfeeding calories....

I have done a lot of research, but everything is so contradictory....

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1/21/14 2:54 P

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I'm pretty new on the team as well, but yes, I am tracking BF as fitness. For two reasons... One being that I am burning calories by doing it, so I want to track it. And two, I get really hungry and I like to be sure I'm getting the best and most correct menu plans and calorie counts possible.

I use it as an exercise and added it to my favorites on my tracker as follows:
breastfeeding - 1 oz burns 20 calories.
I list my "minutes" as ounces and then list the total of calories burned for that amount.
if I express or feed 4 ounces I log/track: Minutes= 4 Calories = 80

I did a lot - A LOT of research to get the caorlie/ounce ratio. As a lactation consultant...I'm sure you are even more informed on that though.

Hope this helps you out and WELCOME!!!

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1/17/14 7:38 P

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Hi! I'm new to this team!
I'm a mom of 4 (my youngest is currently 3 months).
I have a 10 years total of BFing time under my belt (some of that time being tandem LOL) but yeah.... 10 YEARS of my life spent breastfeeding. emoticon
I am actually also a former Lactation Consultant so that might explain a bit more! emoticon

I am trying to lose about 75 pounds (already lost 26!!!) and at first I was just kind of factoring in extra calories for BFing in my head, over and above SP's calorie range but then I realized the other day that I could list breastfeeding as a "workout"... I put it in each day as a 1 minute workout (so as not to affect my workout minute total much) and that it burns 200 calories (the range for BFing calories being 200-500 and with me being quite overweight with plenty of fat stores to pull from, I choose the lower number.)
Does anyone else do this? Are there pros and cons that I may not have thought of?
I also increased my goal for "weekly calories burned" from workouts to reflect the 200BFcal/day, so that way it doesn't change my weekly goal %. Noticed that changing that part did increased my total number of calories per day... which is good! I was losing more when I was eating on the higher end of the first SP range (before I was listing BFing). This way it adjusts the fat, carbs and proteins totals too though which is great!

So anyway, just wondering if anyone else was doing what I did to tweak their programs or if you do something else to factor in those calories....?

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