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Old 08-12-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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How many extra calories? (tandem nursing while pregnant)

How many extra calories do I assume my body needs if I'm tandem nursing AND pregnant? I'm nursing DD2 around the clock, but my 3.5 year old DD only nurses a couple times a day so I don't think I qualify as "fully" nursing 2 kids as I'd think I would if she was nursing more frequently? And then I'm pg, too...

Anybody know? And while we're at it, how about while nursing three?

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I don't have an answer but I had to say that you are my hero. Seriously, that's amazing.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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I don't have an answer but I had to say that you are my hero. Seriously, that's amazing.
Well, thank you. I'm sure I'm not the only one, and it's encouraging to know that I can actually talk about our nursing relationship here since IRL if people knew DD1 was still nursing AND that I was nursing 2 through pregnancy (they don't know I'm pg yet), I'm sure I'd get quite the earful....on a regular basis....
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I think that you would need about 800 extra calories a day over what you would need not pregnant and nursing. 200-300 extra for the pregnancy plus about 500 for the nursing.
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Awesome! Thank you!
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