Today Amber is speaking to all the new mamas out there who are trying to merge counting macros with breastfeeding. Often times, moms think they have to pick between either losing the baby weight OR feeding and nourishing their baby.

However, after coaching hundred of breastfeeding women, Amber finds that is definitely not the case.  You do not have to pick. It is possible to do both. She shares 5 tips for nursing moms who are trying to find that “sweet spot” of losing the baby weight while maintaining their supply.


1. Wait until you have an established milk supply – AT LEAST 6 weeks.

2. Account for your nursing by adding 200-400 calories.

3. Make sure your protein is high.

4. Food quality matters.

5. Adjust as you need to

Take away:

It is possible to lose the baby weight and have a quality milk supply to nourish your baby.

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2 thoughts on “021: How To Count Macros While Nursing

  • Katie ClementsJuly 15, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    I’m a nutrition coach just beginning and I have a breastfeeding client – she’s past the 3 month mark. Normally I set my clients to a 40/30/30 macro ratio for weight loss – but I know my BF client needs higher protein. What ratio would you suggest for her carbs/protein/fat?? Any advice is welcome! Thanks so much, I follow you on IG and had no idea you had podcasts! Thanks for all you do!

    • AmberJuly 15, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      Hey Katie!

      I don’t actually suggest setting clients macros based on ratios. The body doesn’t see ratios but rather the overall amount of each macro. That’s why I set macros by the gram rather than by the ratio. You can get my free guide to see how I do that here:


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