My Favorite Vitamins and Supplements for Postnatal & Breastfeeding Moms

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central.

Many of us are aware of the great importance of taking a prenatal vitamin while pregnant, but fail to realize how important it is to continue to take vitamins postpartum and while breastfeeding. Giving birth and pregnancy can take an immense toll on a woman’s body and if you choose to breastfeed, it can also add additional strain on your body. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, getting ample rest and having a great support system are so important to fast recovery and continued optimal health even months after the birth of your child(ren).

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While it is ideal to get the majority of nutrients and mineral from your food, sometimes there can be nutritional gaps that still need to be addressed. For these nutritional gaps, I turn to Nature Made Vitamins and Supplements. Nature Made® is the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand for many key dietary supplement categories.*  Nature Made® vitamins and supplements: An easy, convenient way to help your body get the nutritional support it needs every day, whether it be to support bone health, immune health or energy metabolism (helping convert food into energy).†

With the holidays right around the corner, I’m working hard to achieve optimal health so that I can be ready for the crazy hustle and bustle that follows! Keeping up with holiday prep, taking care of a toddler and nursing baby, keeping up with the blog and other tasks, keep me extremely busy so Nature Made vitamins and supplements are an easy way to help me be healthier, more energized and have improved immune support.

I use the following vitamins and supplements to help meet my nutrition needs:

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Postnatal Multivitamin + DHA 200mg

These softgels are great for the nutritional requirements of nursing moms and their babies.  Softgels include vitamin D and calcium to support healthy bones, B vitamins to help support energy metabolism, and antioxidants vitamins C and E. These postnatal vitamins also contain DHA and EPA, important omega-3 fatty acids. As a nursing mom, certain nutrients (B vitamins especially) are needed in adequate amounts to support the energy demands while nursing your baby and these multivitamins help meet those needs. I especially love that they contain DHA, which may help support fetal brain and eye development.†  These softgels have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, no yeast or starch and are gluten free.

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Adult Gummies Calcium with Vitamin D3

First off, these gummies taste great (made with natural fruit flavors)! One serving of two gummies, provides 50% of your daily value of calcium and also has Vitamin D3 to help with optimal absorption to help build and support strong bones and teeth.  Pregnancy leaches calcium from your body, and breastfeeding puts an extra toll upon you, so making sure to have enough calcium in your diet is so important for long term bone health. Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. These gummies have no synthetics dyes, no yeast and are gluten free.

VitaMelts Hair, Skin and Nails

At about 6 month postpartum,  I noticed that my hair and nails no longer had that pregnancy glow and luster and I was beginning to lose lots of hair. I decided to add in these great tasting, fast melting tabs to my daily regimen to help support healthy hair, skin and nails. These VitaMelts are formulated with 2500mg of biotin to aid with biotin deficiency and 60 mg Vitamin C to support collagen synthesis.

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I love that Nature Made items are easy to pick up at my local Walmart while picking up groceries. I never have to wait for a sale to stock up with their every day low prices either. There is such a wide array of Nature Made vitamins, minerals and supplements to choose from to help support nutritional gaps and health goals (digestive support, heart health and function, energy metabolism, women’s health, etc.) of everyone in your family.

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“*Based on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report – Pharmacy Times Survey.”

“†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.”

By | 2016-11-16T13:52:11+00:00 October 30th, 2016|health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Favorite Vitamins and Supplements for Postnatal & Breastfeeding Moms