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When breastfeeding, how many calories should moms and babies consume?

  • How many calories do I need to take in when I am breastfeeding?

  • How many calories does my infant need?

Citations

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  1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. (2014).Your guide to breastfeeding. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide [top]
  2. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) & U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2015). 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (8th ed.). Retrieved January 28, 2016, from http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/ [top]
  3. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2016). Breastfeeding your baby. Retrieved June 1, 2016, from http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Breastfeeding-Your-Baby External Web Site Policy [top]
  4. American Academy of Pediatrics. (2012). Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics, 129(3), e827–e841. Retrieved April 27, 2012, from http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/129/3/e827.full.pdf+html External Web Site Policy [top]
  5. USDA. (2009). Nutritional needs for infants. In Infant Nutrition and Feeding: A Guide for Use in the WIC and FSF Programs (11–40). Retrieved October 13, 2016, from https://wicworks.fns.usda.gov/wicworks//Topics/FG/CompleteIFG.pdf (PDF - 3.4 MB) [top]

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