I’m A Mommy!
Congratulations on being a mother! This is the first step to many milestones to come. In the midst of taking care of your new baby, remember to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally. Here’s what you need to be happy and healthy as we believe a happy mother brings forth a happy child.
FEED YOURSELF WELL WHILE BREASTFEEDING
Breast milk is chock-full of nourishing nutrients and protective compounds that will promote baby’s health, growth and development. Creating breast milk is demanding of the mother. It takes a lot of energy for Moms to produce this “liquid gold”. It’s so, so important, as a nursing mom, to choose nutrient-dense, nourishing foods to support your breast milk production. Plus, eating healthy foods postpartum can help you feel better both mentally and physically — and who doesn’t want that?
Besides being a great natural milk booster, alfalfa offers various benefits such as:
- Nourishment for mom’s body to support faster recovery.
- Natural boost in milk production.
- Fibre to help regulate bowel movements, post-pregnancy.
As a building block for cells, protein supports your wound healing process.1,2 Also, a breastfeeding mother needs twice as much protein as a nonlactating mother. Protein helps to:
- Provide long-lasting energy.
- Prepare your body for production and maintenance of breast milk.
While you’re pregnant, your baby has taken your bone’s calcium to build theirs. Adequate calcium intake is essential to:
- Replenish mom’s bone density and reduce risk of osteoporosis in later life.
- Support development of strong bones and teeth in baby.
4. OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
These essential fatty acids, commonly known as Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are beneficial to both you and baby as they:
- Aid in healthy development of your baby’s brain and vision.3
- May help mom lower the risk of developing baby blues symptoms.4
5. VITAMIN C
Packed with antioxidants, vitamin C supports new tissue formation and cell repairs that help to:
- Ward off infections especially around the wound to speed up wound recovery.5
- Strengthen both mom’s and baby’s immune protection.
6. B VITAMINS
As it is not stored in your body, it is crucial for you to consume B vitamins daily to:
- Boost mom’s energy production by converting foods to energy.
- Support baby’s development of nervous system including eyes and brain.
- Promote baby’s healthy development of motor functions.
7. MULTIVITAMINS + IRON
You require higher amounts of vitamins and minerals to support your post-delivery health and breast milk production:
- Produce nutritious breast milk to support baby’s growth.
- Fill in mom’s nutritional gap for better recovery and health.
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3. Dunstan JA1, Simmer K, Dixon G, Prescott SL.Cognitive assessment of children at age 2(1/2) years after maternal fish oil supplementation in pregnancy: a randomized control trial Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2008 Jan;93(1):F45-50.
4. Shapiro, G. D., Fraser, W. D., & Séguin, J. R. (2012). Emerging risk factors for postpartum depression: serotonin transporter genotype and omega-3 fatty acid status. Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie, 57(11), 704–712. https://doi.
5. Martanti, Listyaning. (2017). The Effect of Zinc and Vitamin C Additional on Healing Process of Second Degree Perineal Wound in Postpartum. journal of medical science and clinical research. 5. 10.18535/jmscr/v5i9.27.
The Joys of Motherhood
Supporting moms’ health and well-being post-delivery to provide the child the nutrition required to grow healthy and strong.
While breastfeeding, moms need to nourish their body with all the essential vitamins. This will not only make sure moms stay healthy to cope with the demands of being a new mother, but it will also add to the quality of breast milk. So, don’t neglect the power of vitamins during such a challenging phase. Here’s a guide of supplements that can help moms along this joyful motherhood journey.
Rich in nutrients and minerals to support mom’s health and well-being.*
SUSTAINED RELEASE VITA-C PLUS™
Vitamin C plays an important role in promoting the health of teeth, gums, bones, and basically for everything that makes your body.*
B-COMPLEX PLUS WITH FOLIC ACID
B vitamins are vital for proper bodily function as they help convert food into energy for your cells.*
Formulated with calcium, vitamin D, magnesium and four other bone-building nutrients to help keep your bones and teeth strong and healthy.*
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Provides a wide spectrum of pharmaceutical-grade omega-3 essential fatty acids, featuring a propriety triple step molecular distillation process.*
MULTIVITAMINS + IRON
VITA-LEA® IRON PLUS
Delivers 28 essential vitamins and critical minerals, to support optimal health and wellbeing.*
ESP Mixed Soy Protein Isolate Powder with Vanilla Flavour
Delivers Sustained Energy with Plant-Based Protein. A delicious food rich in calcium and protein. Soy protein helps to reduce cholesterol.
* Note: Amount of soy protein recommended to give the lowering effect on the blood cholesterol is 25g per day.
KKLIU 2850/2020 – Valid until 31 Dec 2022
*Please consult with your doctor before using any supplements while pregnant or nursing.
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