How many calories do breastfeeding mothers need? You might find this hard to believe but if you are breastfeeding, you actually need as many, if not more extra calories than you did during pregnancy. Some of the energy needed to manufacture breast milk comes from […]
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How many calories do pregnant women need? If you are pregnant, you do need additional calories, but not as many as you might think. In general, most experts and institutions recommend an additional 300 calories beyond what you need for weight management when you are […]
Many women expect to lose a significant amount of weight immediately after delivering their baby. True, you lose the weight of your infant at birth, placenta and amniotic fluid, totaling around 10 lbs. For normal-weight women, with a single pregnancy that stayed within the recommended weight gain range, that leaves, on average, 20 additional lbs. to lose. For those overweight pre-pregnancy, it can take at least a year to reach a healthy weight. Hanging on to pregnancy weight increases the likelihood that you will be overweight/obese 15 to 20 years later in life.