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Macros When Nursing

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How do I calculate my macros when nursing?

Note that if you are dieting while nursing, you should work with a registered dietician or physician.
Use our macro calculator to get your initial macros/calories.
Short Answer

Between 300-1000 Calories, with 500 Calories being a safe bet. Basically, consume as much as you need to produce. A healthy infant is more important than dieting.

Long Answer

Various sources list different amounts. The most common recommendations are between 450 – 1000 Calories per day.

References
  1. http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Breastfeeding-Your-Baby#foods
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1200699
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9240917
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