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Extra Easy Breastfeeding

#2
Hiya

I did struggle to use my he's to begin with but now I find it a lot easier :)

2 weetabix for breakfast

2 alpen light mid morning snack

wholemeal cob & cheese for lunch

1 kellogs fibre plus cereal bar mid afternoon snack

glass of milk in the evening

Thats all 6 used up.

Think I will struggle more when lo is six months and I will lose 5 of them :cry:

Em
xx
 
#4
Some days I use all of them, others I only use a few! My consultant said I need to make sure most of them are A's. Not sure if I could eat that much cheese or drink that much milk!! I already have 2 yogurts a day!!
Are you doing extra easy? Think it will be hard when I stop bf and only have two healthy extras on extra easy!
How old is your baby?

katie x
 
#5
I am breastfeeding also, I manage to use some up on breakfast with 4 weetabix and 700ml of skimmed milk + 2 cups of tea. Dont really have anymore extra, as dont feel I need them. I also take a pregnancy and breastfeeding multi-vit, as find I can get low in iron. Thats down to hidious periods after birth though! Yes periods while breastfeeding *angry-face* lol
 
#6
I sometimes manage 3 a's but do struggle which is why I have mainly b's but haven't found that it has affected my milk supply at all.

Lo is 4 1/2 months how old is yours?

Yes I am doing ee, I'm really enjoying it and don' feel like I'm on a diet at all really :)

I'm also taking a pregnancy/breastfeeding vitamin at the moment. No periods yet though I don't get them when I'm breastfeeding but I'm sure they will return when I start weaning :(

Poor you having periods again already I thought that was the perk of breastfeeding !

Em
xx
 
#7
It wont affect your supply at all, as cows milk does not make human milk! ;) Not drinking enough fluid, will affect supply. My baby is the same age as yours, but I have now been bf for 26 months
 
#8
Ah Divvy that sucks!!!! Poor you! Bf for that long too :eek:!!!!!
My baby is 4 and a half months too! Born 16th may!
Thats a good idea having more weetabix in the morning! I have two at the moment and get really hungry mid morning!

Katie x
 
#9
4 does the trick for me! ;)

Baby was born on 5th May. I fed my other child till the night before I went in to have this baby, he was 20 months at that point. Couldnt face feeding 2 at the same time though!
 
#10
Blimey!! How was the 20month old when you stopped and started feeding the baby? I wonder what happens if you have twins- if you have to have even more hex?!!
 
#11
He was fine, but still loves to put his hand in my top when hes feeling tired, its a skin thing! ;)

If you are feeding twins, I guess you maybe dont have to worry about food!

I often wonder if say a feed of 100ml, if breast milk has 70 calories, does our body burn 70 calories making 70 calories worth of milk?:confused:
 

Lexie_dog

UNLEASHING THE BEAST!
#14
How Many Calories Do You Burn a Day Breastfeeding? | eHow.com

It says here that
Breastfeeding burns an average of 500 calories a day, with the typical range from 200 to 600 calories burned a day. It's estimated that the production of 1 oz. of breast milk burns 20 calories. Babies who are exclusively breastfed consume an average of 25 oz. of breast milk a day, meaning that moms burn 500 calories a day. The normal range of breast milk taken in by 1- to 6-month-old babies is 19 to 32 oz. a day. The amount varies after six months, depending on how much solid food the baby eats.
 
#15
I'm breastfeeding too and my LO is 9 weeks. Also struggle some days to use the extra HEx's. Same as Divvy above I tend to have a huge bowl of cereal in the morning to use an extra A and B then use another for milk in tea/coffee. Bought some Alpen bars yesterday so can use B for snacks and some Laughing Cow triangles so I can use those instead of butter if I have a sandwich (B for bread :)) and save myself some syns too. Did I just go over my allowance ha ha?
 
#16
I wish I'd thought of losing weight while breastfeeding, I've been feeding or pregnant for 3 years and just stopped feeding my 13 month old 2 weeks ago, I could never stick to it as feeding made me so hungry (as did the back to back pregnancies) and consequently put on 6 stone all together, good luck to you all doing it and well done for breastfeeding (it doesnt get said enough) xx
 
#17
Thank you Lexie

Allie, still think you are within your allowed amount, mad isnt it! I have to recheck my book sometimes, I am really allowed that many extra? lol

I do worry about getting too used to them, and then having to drop them when I start weaning!
 
#18
hi im not in a sw club doing it on my own with a pal, and i always check out this site and i didnt realise you get more hex for breastfeeding. Im not exclusively bf as ds is weaning so guess its about 3 times a day. Will i get more hex if i only do it a few times a day?
must say im not that bothered if i dont as ds is probably getting the most healthiest milk hes ever had lol
thanks in advance
 
#19
Still breastfeeding my little girl who as just turned 4. Carried on so long because 1 we both love it and two she as a bad allegy to cows milk. So finding it hard to lose weight on sw diet but still trying. Stopped going to classes so just weighing myself each week at home.
 


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