How many calories I should be taking to make sure my breast milk has enough calories and nutrition?

I am a 23-year-old female that is breastfeeding a three-week-old infant. I was wondering how many calories I should be taking to make sure my breast milk has enough calories and nutrition for my baby? I am wanting to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I was 147 pounds when I got pregnant and I...

I am pregnant and was told I am low in iron. I cannot take iron pills due to constipation / cramping.

Hi, great page, thanks for the info, especially on iron! I am currently pregnant and was told that I am low in iron 11.9-12.2 and absolutely cannot take iron pills for fierce constipation/cramping (also my levels never increase anyway). The only thing that works for me is red meat and liver. However, my family...

I am 23 weeks pregnant and would really like to know how many calories are?

I'm wondering if you can answer my question in regard to calories and pregnancy. I am 23 weeks pregnant and would really like to know how many calories are adequate for someone in my situation. I exercise every day. I do weight work for 20 to 30 minutes and also cardiovascular (treadmill and bike) for...

I’ve heard about milk banks. Do you have some information?

I've heard about the milk bank. Do you have some information? There is a shortage of donated breast milk nationwide and the human milk banks need your donations. Premature or sick babies and children, whose mothers are not able to produce their own milk, many times due to illness, medication, adoption or foster care need your...

What would you suggest the protein intake for a pregnant woman?

Hello. Thank you for your informative website. One question. What would you suggest the protein intake for a pregnant woman? Thanks for your attention. Check it out yourself on the Healthy Body Calculator! Put in your age, gender, height, weight and check "pregnant". Your Nutrition Facts will include the extra nutrients you need during pregnancy...

My doctor told me I should gain 20 to 24 pounds during my pregnancy and was on a diet to lose weight.

My doctor told me I should gain 20 to 24 pounds during my pregnancy. I just found out I'm pregnant and I was on a diet to lose weight. So far, I have lost 10 pounds and I'm discouraged that I have to gain again. Listen to your doctor. He/she can guide you through your...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with pregnant, nursing or women who have morning sickness?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with pregnant or nursing women or women who have morning sickness? The Women's Health dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with pregnancy, morning sickness, and breastfeeding. Many dietitians are breastfeeding consultants in state public health agencies. You can find a dietitian at...

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