This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
When our daughter was born 6 months ago I knew I wanted to try really hard to breastfeed for a year. With my other babies I only breastfed for a few weeks or months, tops. So from the start I talked with a lactation consultant to make sure I was doing everything right from nursing positions, to vitamins, to diet and really making sure this journey worked for us. One of the main things I do to make sure this journey works for us is making sure to drink a lot of water. Anytime I go into the kitchen I drink a glass of water and drink anywhere from 64-128oz per day. I also try to eat balanced meals, but that is easier said than done with 3 little kids calling me in 3 directions. So to fill in the gaps of my nutritional needs I take a daily multivitamin for postnatal care. Finding a good vitamin can be hard and I’ve tried a few that haven’t been a fit for me, but I started taking Nature Made Postnatal Multi + DHA after our daughter was born 6 months ago and it’s been a good fit at helping to fill those “gaps”.
I take my multi vitamin every night before bed a long with a Vitamin D supplement, which our lactation consultant said was something nursing moms should take. I want to make sure our little girl and myself are getting all of our nutritional needs met so I take the daily multivitamin to help. Since DHA has been shown to help support fetal brain and eye development I knew it was something I wanted to take and I’m thrilled that Nature Made has added it into their postnatal vitamin because it’s one less pill I have to take daily and one less thing I need to remember to do. I’ve even found that when I take my multivitamin daily that I feel better overall.
Did ya know, Nature Made vitamins and supplements are the nation’s #1 best-selling brand for quality vitamins, minerals and supplements* to help support nutritional gaps? They’re easily available at Walmart for low prices and they carry a variety of Nature Made products. If you’re unsure of what nutritional gaps you need filled talk to your physician and/or you can visit the Nature Made site where you can learn more info about their products and get suggestions on supplements you could take. You can also sign up for their Daily Boost where they’ll email you every other week with inspirational information about staying well.
What are you doing to stay well this year? What vitamins or supplements do you take to help maintain your breastfeeding journey?
*Based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its Scantrack Service for the Vitamins Category for 52-week period ending 9/26/2015, for the xAOC, FDM, and FM Markets. Copyright © 2015 Nielsen.