Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for your baby. However, your breast milk supply requires plenty of nutrients to pass along to your infant. Your nutritional status affects how much milk you produce, as well as the nutritional quality. Lactation is an amazing process, but it needs a healthy diet and nutritional support to give the best to your breastfed baby.†
Nutrients from the diet pass into the mother’s milk, but sometimes even if you eat well, you may not have enough of certain vitamins and minerals. Supplements can help to provide nutrients to support breastfeeding mothers. Don’t stop taking your prenatal vitamin, since this provides basic nutrients and health benefits for your postpartum period. Other vitamins and minerals that are important include vitamin D, B vitamins, calcium, and more.†
Seeking Health’s breastfeeding supplements include Optimal Prenatal Protein Powder, a daily multivitamin that you can add right to a smoothie. Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C, Vitamin D Drops, and Iron Chewable may all be beneficial. Always ask your healthcare provider before starting supplements if you are pregnant or lactating.†
Explore dietary supplements for breastfeeding women below.
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