Taking NataChew and breastfeeding is a safe and beneficial combination. Many vitamins and minerals pass through breast milk, which is important for infants who are exclusively breastfed. In fact, healthcare providers often recommend that women who are breastfeeding take a prenatal vitamin (such as NataChew), as this is a time of increased nutritional need. However, you should not take too many vitamins and minerals without your healthcare provider's approval.
An Overview of NataChew and Breastfeeding
NataChew®prenatal vitamins are safe (and beneficial) for use during breastfeeding. In fact, it is often recommended that women take prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding, as breastfeeding is a time of increased nutritional need.
NataChew and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
Research has shown that many of the vitamins and minerals in NataChew pass through breast milk. However, this is usually a very desirable thing. For an infant that is exclusively breastfed, breast milk is the only source of important vitamins and minerals. Keep in mind that it is never a good idea to take too much of any particular vitamin or mineral, so you should not take any additional vitamins and minerals (unless you have your healthcare provider's approval).
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About NataChew and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about NataChew and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about NataChew and breastfeeding in your particular situation. In general, NataChew is considered to be safe (and beneficial) for breastfeeding women and their infants.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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