Breastfeeding Support, Tips and Information
Congratulations! Transitioning from pregnancy to motherhood is an exciting (but nerve wracking) time and you probably have questions regarding what are safe* medications and remedies to take while breastfeeding and how can you ensure you’re breastfeeding properly. healthy mama® brand is committed to providing you breastfeeding tips and information for this exciting milestone. And we’re sure your questions don’t end there. You probably have questions on a wide variety of topics! What are some nutrition considerations while nursing? What’s the best nipple cream or skincare? Can I have caffeine while breastfeeding and how much? How can I stay hydrated while nursing? We know it can feel overwhelming. We are here for you, mama!
Hydration and breastfeeding
Nursing moms have additional nutritional needs. In fact, ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) states that nursing women need an extra 400-500 calories/day, should consume more liquid to stay hydrated and limit caffeine intake.
Boost it Up! caffeine-free, protein energy drink is a terrific way to for nursing mama’s to stay hydrated and boost their energy while avoiding caffeine. See, you can follow the expert advice! As you may have heard from your healthcare provider, sugary drinks and empty calories are no-nos. Boost it Up!™ is a great way to get hydrated while getting 7 grams of protein and way less sugar (only 13 grams) than other drinks.
Prenatal Vitamins and breastfeeding
Women’s nutrient needs during breastfeeding are similar to (or greater than) their needs during pregnancy. Overall calorie needs also increase by 450 to 500 calories per day over non-pregnant needs. In addition, new moms are often busy and tired, which may cause them to eat less balanced meals and snacks. For all of these reasons, it is recommended by many obstetricians and dietitians that women continue to take their prenatal multivitamin while breastfeeding.
The American Association of Pediatrics also recommends that breastfeeding women take 200-300mg per day of the omega 3 fatty acid DHA. Research suggests that higher DHA intake might be responsible for the higher IQ scores of breastfed infants. Additional research suggests that increasing a new mom’s DHA level could help reduce the risk of postpartum depression. Since many new moms are not eating several servings of fatty fish each week, it is also recommended that breastfeeding moms also take a DHA supplement like the one found in Be Well Rounded!™ prenatal vitamin and DHA kit, which contains 100% more DHA than the leading competitors.
Benefits of Lutemax 2020 in your prenatal vitamin
Lutemax 2020 combines lutein with enhanced levels of zeaxanthin isomers. So what’s that? Lutein and zeaxanthin are important and powerful antioxidants that are related to eye protection and health and supports baby’s healthy eye development.
How can I be sure my baby gets the benefits of lutein? Some baby formulas have lutein. However, nursing moms can pass lutein through breast milk. Be Well Rounded! ™Prenatal Vitamin and DHA system contains lutemax 2020.
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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Protein and breastfeeding
Protein needs increase by 25 grams for women who are breastfeeding to support milk production. Not many beverages that are all natural and caffeine free have protein too. Boost it Up!™ contains 7 g of protein! Boost it Up!™ is available in two delicious flavors: Mango ginger and Pom Cherry with vitamin D, an important nutrient for pregnant and nursing moms, as well as newborns.
Caffeine and breastfeeding
Most health experts state that consuming some caffeine while breastfeeding is fine. You may need your morning cup after a long night up feeding baby. But if you are trying to limit your intake while nursing and resist that next cup of coffee, try Boost it Up!,™ our delicious all-natural, caffeine-free energy drink that has B Vitamins to support optimal energy.
Everything boobs! Nipple pain, breast tenderness, mastitis, fever and nursing
Remember saying to yourself, “Once the baby is out my aches and pains will go away.” Well, that’s another thing nobody ever told you. Those aches and pains are often replaced with new concerns. Often nursing women experience sore nipples and breast tenderness. Your healthcare provider may suggest ways to alleviate this pain such as cold compresses or switching nursing positions. They may also suggest a pain reliever such as Shake that Ache!™, which contains acetaminophen, the #1 recommended ingredient by OB/GYNs.
Another lovely concern some women encounter while breastfeeding is mastitis, an infection of breast tissue which may cause pain, swelling, warmth and redness of the breast. Often you will have fever and chills with it too. Shake that Ache!™ can help reduce your fever.
Breastfeeding and Pumps
Did you know that the government may now pay for your breast pump?
Our partners at Acelleron are a great resource to make it simple, quick and hassle free. They’ll do all the work for you. Contact Acelleron at 877-932-6327 to see if you qualify.
Skincare Tips and breastfeeding
Want your skin to have that pregnancy glow everyone talks about? Sick of stretch marks? Our friends at Belli® know a thing about skincare and what’s safe to apply while pregnant or nursing.
Pump up the volume. Literally. A Safe Solution For Boosting Lactation is Make The Milk!, a 100% organic and caffeine free tea with herbs such as Fenugreek, Anise and Fennel which help support milk production. This delicious tea is caffeine free, kosher, non-gmo, dye-free, gluten free and is gentle on your stomach.
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Make The Milk! is not recommended for nursing mothers.