Prenate Mini and Breastfeeding
Prenatal vitamins, including Prenate Mini, are often recommended for use while breastfeeding, as they provide important minerals and nutrients for both the mother and the baby. However, many breastfeeding women may need to take additional calcium when using Prenate Mini. Also, check with your healthcare provider before taking additional supplements, vitamins, or minerals, as too much could be harmful.
Can Breastfeeding Women Take Prenate Mini?Prenate Mini™ prenatal vitamins are generally considered safe for breastfeeding women. In fact, prenatal vitamins are often recommended for use while nursing to help provide essential vitamins and minerals.
More Information About Prenate Mini and BreastfeedingMany of the vitamins and minerals found in Prenate Mini are known to pass through breast milk. However, this is usually a good thing, as breast milk is the only source of vitamins and minerals for infants who are exclusively breastfed.
Breastfeeding is a time of increased nutritional need. The amount of vitamins and minerals found in breast milk is directly related to the amount a woman consumes in her diet. While a well-balanced diet can provide most of the necessary vitamins and minerals, it can be difficult for many breastfeeding women to ensure they are eating a diet that is balanced enough to actually do so. A prenatal vitamin can help a woman be sure she is getting enough of the necessary vitamins and minerals.
Keep in mind, however, that prenatal vitamins usually do not contain enough calcium for most women. Prenate Mini contains 100 mg of calcium carbonate, which is less than the amount generally recommended for breastfeeding women (1000 mg of calcium each day). Therefore, make sure to drink milk and eat calcium-rich foods. You may also need a calcium supplement in addition to your prenatal vitamin.
However, taking too much of certain vitamins and minerals could be harmful. Therefore, make sure you have your healthcare provider's approval before taking additional supplements, vitamins, or minerals.