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BF and SW

S: 12st11lb C: 12st5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 27.1 Loss: 0st6lb(3.35%)
Hey there, someone in my class asked about this last week. I don't recall the whole conversation but I remember my c telling her she should be drinking whole milk and perhaps 250ml??? It was all about uppin the calcium... And she started to loose more weight after she did this and baby was more content after this as well. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong
Good luck x
S: 18st13lb C: 10st12lb G: 10st13lb BMI: 23.8 Loss: 8st1lb(42.64%)
From the website......xxx

If you are breast-feeding, your body requires extra energy and extra calcium to enable it to produce milk for your baby. Therefore if you are Food Optimising whilst breast-feeding we recommend you increase your daily number of Healthy Extras.

Extra Daily Allowances for breast-feeding mums
Baby’s age
You can enjoy additional Healthy Extras on top of your usual 2a and 2b choices.
We recommend that one or preferably two of these additional choices are made from the milk and cheese section.​
Up to 2 months
2 to 3 months
4 to 6 months if starting to wean
4 to 6 months if breast milk is the only source of nutrient for your baby
Over 6 months when weaning

If you’re following Extra Easy whilst breast-feeding, we advise that in addition to your 1 ‘a’ and 1 ‘b’ Healthy Extra, you enjoy the same number of additional Healthy Extras listed above, and that two or preferably three of these choices are made from the milk and cheese section for extra calcium.
We also recommend you enjoy the full 15 Syns a day.
The recommended daily intake of calcium for breastfeeding mums increases from 700mg to 1,250mg per day so we advise you to make at least one and preferably two of your additional selections from the Healthy Extra milk and cheese options, which are rich in calcium. The following table lists good dietary sources of calcium, providing you with plenty of healthy ways in which to increase your calcium intake:

Calcium rich Healthy Extras
Calcium rich Free Food
Milk and cheese selections in the healthy Extras section of Food Optimising all contain high levels of calcium. The exact amounts are as follows:There are also a number of Free Foods within Food Optimising that contain calcium. These include:350ml skimmed milk
420mg100g very low fat natural/ flavoured yogurt130mg250ml semi-skimmed milk300mg100g very low fat natural/ flavoured fromage frais90mg175ml whole milk200mg100g quark120mg200ml goat’s milk200mg
100g very low fat cottage cheese75mg250ml calcium enriched soya milk350mg100g sardines, canned in tomato sauce430mg28g Cheddar200mg100g pilchards, canned in tomato sauce250mg28g Edam220ml100g spinach170mg28g Emmental270mg100g purple sprouting broccoli200mg28g Gouda210mg100g curly kale150mg28g Parmesan340mg100g okra160mg42g Mozzarella250mg100g amaranth leaves220mg42g reduced fat Cheddar350mg 42g reduced fat Cheshire270mg

Realistically, 2 oz of milk expressed a day doesnt constitute more than one actual feed. Those recommendations are, I assume, for someone who is fully BFing.

To be honest, the best advice for tweaking the BF advice for yourself would be your consultant. We could only make an (un)educated guess.