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How long can I claim the extra calories for breastfeeding?

(7 Posts)
Cloudybutwarm Fri 20-May-16 18:57:35

Still feeding my 20 month old 2-3 times a day.... When do you have to accept you should just be eating like a normal person again?!

deuscat Fri 20-May-16 21:16:46

Never!! I'm still BF my 17 mo and I allow myself 300 extra calories a day (I'm trying to lose weight through calorie counting).

Seriously though I'm sure you still need a few extra calories for BF a toddler.

weebairn Sat 21-May-16 08:14:58

I only ever lost weight by eating under a normal person's calorie allowance - sadly! I could never eat the extra calories some people can while bf.

Writerwannabe83 Sat 21-May-16 15:17:39

My DS is 24 months, BF 2-3 times a day and I still eat lots of food because I "need the calories" grin

stiffstink Sat 21-May-16 15:21:31

I'm doing Slimming World and I get extra dairy products due to BF. I'm meant to measure/weigh it but I just keep inhaling cheese "because I need the calcium!"

Junosmum Sun 22-May-16 17:44:36

I'm trying to lose weight. I was just eating what ever I wanted. I'm now 'eating sensibly' but not actively dieting (pudding/unhealthy snack daily) and the weight is coming off steadily.

LBOCS2 Sun 22-May-16 17:48:20

I don't know about the extra calories but I'm absolutely starving when I breastfeed. All the time. It's worse than being pregnant.

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