Breastfeeding vitamins & supplements

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    APOKRA Breastfeeding vitamins contain an advanced tailored nutrition formula to support the specific needs of a woman after childbirth & when breastfeeding. With 21 breastfeeding-specific nutrients, it provides a comprehensive range of vitamins that are suitable for after childbirth and for breastfeeding mothers. This unique formulation utilises an advanced powdered omega-3 amino acid complex combined with postnatal vitamins within the same tablet.

    A Worlds first

    This is the world’s first omega 3 DHA/EPA multivitamin tablet combination and is at the forefront of the future of postnatal care bringing best-in-class ingredients to market.

    Clinically studied omega 3 plus comprehensive breastfeeding vitamins 

    Nutrition is important, especially after childbirth for both the mother and baby, APOKRA Breastfeeding vitamins contain a clinically studied omega 3 complex providing confidence & reassurance of its efficacy and superiority. AvailOm is an advanced omega-3 complex proven in a human clinical trial to have more than 5X higher omega-3 bioavailability compared to standard fish oil omega 3 or algal oil soft gels. On top of the superior bioavailability, it also exhibits superior stability properties.

    Proprietary brand AvailOm High Algae DHA 

    This clinically studied algae omega 3 is a perfect omega 3 source for a breastfeeding mother providing the beneficial level of DHA which is the omega 3 fatty acid that contributes to the breastfed infants normal brain and eye development. Being plant-based and sourced from algae it is also free from heavy metals and pollutants which are known to build up and become concentrated in fish, seafood and fish oils.

    Postnatal vitamins

    Postnatal vitamins are important for the aftercare of the mother and can also help provide nutrients to the baby if breastfeeding. The Department of Health recommend that all breastfeeding mothers should take a supplement with a daily dose of 10mcg of vitamin D. Omega 3 DHA is also important when breastfeeding; maternal DHA intake contributes to the normal brain and eye development of the breastfed infant. A beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of 250mg of omega 3 fatty acids for adults. A postnatal vitamin high in calcium is also preferable when breastfeeding. 

    Vitamin D drops for breastfed infant 

    The Department of Health and NHS recommend that all breastfed babies should be given a daily supplement of 10mcg of vitamin D. Apokra’s vitamin D3 for babies provides the below benefits: 

    ·      The recommended daily level of 10mcg vitamin D3

    ·      Small easy to take serving for the baby in 0.5ml

    ·      Combined with MCT oil (commonly found in coconuts) for a smooth natural taste

    ·      Plant-based source of D3 for lichen

    ·      2-months supply

    Should I take breastfeeding vitamins? 

    On top of a balanced diet, breastfeeding vitamins are recommended by health authorities around the world including the UK Department of Health and NHS. The Department of Health recommend that all breastfeeding mums should be taking a daily supplement of 10mcg of vitamin D. Breastfeeding vitamins help fill in any gaps within the diet and help provide the nutrients required for all of the extra demands breastfeeding puts on the mothers body. The European Food Safety Authority states that maternal DHA intake contributes to the normal brain & eye development of the breastfed infant. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200mg DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of 250mg of omega 3 fatty acids for adults. Calcium and vitamin D are important for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Apokra Breastfeeding vitamins provide a high level of calcium, the recommended level of vitamin D plus clinically studied 5X better absorbed omega 3.

    Vitamin D 

    The Department of Health recommends breastfeeding women take a daily supplement of vitamin D 10mcg. Apokra pregnancy provides vitamin D in the superior form of vitamin D3. It is also sourced from the plant-based source lichen.

    How much vitamin D when breastfeeding?

    The Department of Health and NHS recommend that every breastfeeding woman should take a daily supplement of 10mcg vitamin D throughout their time breastfeeding. Vitamin D is especially important during the winter months or when sunlight levels are low. Vitamin D is important for helping to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy when breastfeeding. It is also recommended that the breastfed infant should also take their own vitamin D3 supplement at the level of 10mcg in liquid form.

    Should you take postnatal vitamins throughout your time breastfeeding?

    Postnatal vitamins can be used throughout your time breastfeeding, alongside a balanced and varied diet. Vitamin D 10mcg is recommended throughout the whole of your time breastfeeding.

    Which vitamins to avoid when breastfeeding

    Midwives advise to avoid fenugreek when breastfeeding. It can increase the risk of bleeding in infants when the infant obtains it through the mother’s breast milk. Some supplements contain fenugreek to promote the amount of breast milk produced by the mother. This is however not advised and should be avoided due to the potential risk to your baby.

    Are prenatal and postnatal vitamins the same?

    Prenatal vitamins and postnatal vitamins differ slightly in their constituents. They share a lot of common ingredients but may differ due to the different requirements during pregnancy and after.