Fact of the Wee
Good news: If you are breastfeeding you don't need to curb your voracious appetite. You will still need about 400 to 500 extra calories each day above what you would need to maintain your prepregnancy weight. Of course, all calories are not created equal so you'll still need to pay attention to the nutritional value of what you put into your body. Remember to keep your calcium intake high for the sake of healthy bones. Stick with a good diet and you'll probably be surprised to find that your pregnancy pounds are shed with little effort. Just another benefit of breastfeeding.
Topics of Interest
- Get the best advice on how to take care of yourself after baby arrives
- Baby's two-week checkup: Learn what to expect
- More good reasons to place baby on back to sleep
- How to choose a breastfeeding-friendly pediatrician
- Changing diapers: An opportunity to nurture
- Learn why the PKU test is performed twice
- Learn when it's safe to travel
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