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ERINLINDSAY83's Photo ERINLINDSAY83 Posts: 15,032
12/30/16 9:23 A

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I don't account for it. I just enjoy the extra calories gone. (I'm still eating like I'm pregnant, so I'm certainly getting enough calories, lol.)

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2/10/15 3:01 P

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I added breastfeeding as a "food" and made it -200 calories so the nutrition tracker "adds" -200 calories to my total, which actually increases the amount I can eat by 200 calories. So, if I ate a 500 calorie breakfast, after I input breastfeeding into my nutrition tracker, my breakfast becomes 300 calories.

My nursling is almost 28 months old, so over two years old.I nurse on demand, and I don't really keep track of how many times. Because he eats solid food now, I don't need to deduct as many calories as someone whose baby gets all or most nutrition from breast milk.

I don't add mine to my fitness tracker because I don't have the fitness tracker linked with the nutrition tracker. If I eat within the ranges given to me by Spark without adding the 200 calories for breastfeeding, I'm really hungry and I actually don't lose weight. But, everyone is different. What works for me, might not work for you. You can try different ways to track/different caloric amounts and see what works best for you. I started by using -300 calories, but noticed that I didn't need that much for breastfeeding. It just felt like I was eating too much.

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1/2/15 10:44 P

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Hi! My son is almost 11 months and we are still breastfeeding on demand. I'm not sure of how many hours he eats, but I'd guess around 4-5. I've never timed his feedings. I heard 20 calories per 1 oz.... but I don't pump so I don't know how much he eats. I'm guessing around 500 calories as I've heard that's the norm. I've never added more calories because I don't eat more than when I wasn't breastfeeding. I would add it to the exercises so it takes away because it's calories burned.

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NIXXXI's Photo NIXXXI Posts: 1,817
12/13/14 6:09 P

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Hello fellow feeding mummies!

How do you work your feeding into your eating/exercise?
How long do you nurse for each day?
How many calories do you account for?
How old is your nurseling?

I was just adding extra to my calories, but decided to start tracking it as an exercise instead. I am tracking my 16mo as 360 calories. He drinks about 3 hours a day on weekends and 2 hours per day +8oz EBM in the week.

My goal: Make sure my clothes fit!

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." --Theodore Roosevelt


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