Health professionals recommend that babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months and that breast milk continues to be an important part of a baby's diet for the first year of life.
Whilst breastfeeding, SmartPoints® are designed to lead to a weight loss of up to 1lb a week. Losing more weight than this may affect the quality and quantity of your breast milk. If you attend a WW Workshop, your WW Coach will check your daily SmartPoints allowance.
Add 12 SmartPoints values to your daily allowance if breast milk is the sole source of nutrition for your baby, and don't drop below 41 SmartPoints values a day.
If you are weaning your baby and supplementing breastfeeding with solid foods, add 5 SmartPoints values to your daily allowance.
Speak to your Health Visitor for more information about following a healthy diet while breastfeeding.
Find out how to add extra SmartPoints for breastfeeding to your daily allowance.