If I am breastfeeding or nursing, how do I adjust my goals?

Since breastfeeding varies for each woman, we don't currently offer a specific recommendation for adjusting your calories. However, if you obtain a calorie estimate from your doctor or nutritionist, you can easily change your calorie goal to account for the difference. 

To adjust your calorie goal:

On the Web​
  • Click "My Home" then "Goals" then "Change Goals, then select "Custom." Be sure to save your changes.
In the Android, iPad and iPhone apps
  • Select "Goals" in the Menu (or "More" page) then "Calories" under Nutrition Goals.

Selecting the current goal will allow you to change it.  Be sure to save your changes.

As an alternative, you may log "breastfeeding" as an exercise. Once you have a calorie estimate, you can add "breastfeeding" as a custom cardiovascular exercise to your exercise database.
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2019 03:20PM PDT

Contact Us

Don't see the answer to your question?

Your fellow MyFitnessPal users and our Customer Happiness Team are always here to help.