Breast Feeding Calorie Calculator: How many calories do you burn each time you breastfeed?

woman feeding baby

While breastfeeding the average woman will burn about 450 - 500 calories per day! This is due to the sheer amount of energy expended to produce milk for your baby.

As a male human, I found this fascinating as I would have to run about 2 miles to hit these kind of numbers on my Fitbit.

How many calories should a breastfeeding mom eat?

Breastfeeding is not only beneficial for your baby but also helps you shed those extra pregnancy pounds. Remember to eat well-balanced meals to meet your increased calorie needs while breastfeeding.

Your body is working hard to nourish your baby, so it's important to prioritize your own nutrition and hydration. Aim for a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to support your breastfeeding journey.

To make things a little easier, I've built this super intuitive breastfeeding calories calculator.

Matt Irving is the CEO of Super Easy Tech, LLC.
Matt is the founder of Make It Super Easy and creator of Super Easy CRM. He is a beast of a software engineer, blogger, and gamer. Feel free to connect on any of the platforms listed below.

Posted by: Matt Irving on 12/12/2023