TDEE calculation and breastfeeding

hulishimm94 Posts: 2 Member
edited October 2023 in Getting Started
How to calculate my TDEE while i am partially breastfeeding? I am 28 old female, 79.2kg and my height is 155 cm. Can I create caloric deficit if i don't count breastfeeding calories while i consume my daily TDEE? I can't understand and I'm so confused...can you explain me please? Thanks :)


  • lynn_glenmont
    lynn_glenmont Posts: 9,988 Member
    Yes, if you used a TDEE calculator that didn't ask you about breastfeeding, you can just eat your TDEE and let the calories your body is expending on making milk create your deficit. A lot of mothers seem to do this.

    If you're using MFP, you'll need to manually set your calorie goal to your TDEE and don't log exercise (or change the calories burned to zero), so MFP doesn't double count those calories, which your TDEE calculator already accounted for.