Visitor Question: This is my 3rd baby and I have a personal trainer but he doesn’t know anything about breastfeeding. He wants me to eat 6 small meals a day is that good?
My baby is 10 months old. He says I can only have 100 grams of protein a day. He also doesn’t want me to have anything after 5pm. What should I do I want to loss 14 pounds and to tone everything up?
Breastfeeding Magazine Response: The most important thing is that you make sure the the plan he has you on has sufficient calories to support you and your baby’s needs. You need to maintain at least 1,800 calories per day. If you consume less than that, the quality of your breastmilk could suffer.
Eating 6 times a day is a great plan for anyone as long as you are getting enough.
You should also try to lose no more than 2 pounds each week. This is a safe weight loss rate to maintain your milk supply.
For more tips on dieting while breastfeeding, see our Top 10 Tips here!