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Hi there I just wondered if anyone had any advice, I had my baby 10 days ago and have lost all my baby weight plus half a stone. I have been eating lots but have obviously underestimated the effects of motherhood & breastfeeding. How many calories should I be eating, I am already eating around 2200. Any advise welcome,


  • I would say don't count the calories - you've got other things to deal with at the moment! As long as you're not becoming underweight (defined as BMI less than 19, I think) I wouldn't worry. My baby is 4 weeks and I found I was constantly hungry initially and even now can eat & eat. I had to find a belt for a pair of jeans that were slightly snug pre-pregnancy as they started falling down. Ask your mw or health visitor for advice if you're really concerned.

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