Neevo and Breastfeeding

Many healthcare providers recommend that breastfeeding women take a prenatal vitamin, such as Neevo. Research shows that many of the vitamins and minerals in the supplement pass through breast milk. This is good, because for infants who are exclusively breastfed, breast milk is the only dietary source of important vitamins and minerals.

Can I Take Neevo While Breastfeeding?

Neevo® is considered to be safe for use while breastfeeding. In fact, it is usually recommended that breastfeeding women take a prenatal vitamin, since breastfeeding (like pregnancy) is a time of increased nutritional need. However, due to the high cost of Neevo (especially if it is not covered by your insurance), you might want to consider switching to a less expensive prenatal vitamin for use during breastfeeding.
 
Research has demonstrated that many of the vitamins and minerals in Neevo pass through breast milk. However, this is usually a very good thing. For an infant who is exclusively breastfed, breast milk is the only dietary source of important vitamins and minerals.
 
Keep in mind that it is not 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). There is one exception to this suggestion -- prenatal vitamins (including Neevo products) usually do not contain enough calcium for most women. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider about any additional calcium supplementation you may need.
 

Can I Switch to a Less Expensive Prenatal During Breastfeeding?

The main advantage of Neevo over other less expensive prenatal vitamins is that it contains Metafolin®, a special form of folic acid ideal for women with high-risk pregnancies. Once you have safely delivered your baby, you may want to switch to a less expensive vitamin, since it is now less important for you take a prenatal vitamin with Metafolin. Ask your healthcare provider to recommend an appropriate alternative for you.
 
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