Milkies Nursing Postnatal Breastfeeding Multivitamin
$15.95 as low as $14.36
Contains a full complement of vitamins and minerals in just the right amounts to keep mom and baby healthy, but unlike Nursing Blend does not increase the quantity of breastmilk produced.
A Comprehensive Postnatal Multivitamin Designed to Meet the Unique Nutritional Needs of Nursing Women
To maintain health and produce nutritious breast milk, nursing moms need to be sure to eat a well-balanced diet, stay adequately hydrated and get plenty of rest. But, many experts agree that even doing all these things might not be enough to ensure that moms and babies stay healthy. As a result, doctors recommend that nursing moms supplement their diets with a good multivitamin. Often, a new mom will simply continue taking the prenatal vitamin she used during her pregnancy. Unfortunately, however, most prenatal vitamins do not contain enough of the specific nutrients that lactating women need to ensure health of both mother and baby.
Endorsed by nationally-recognized lactation expert Kathleen Marinelli, MD, Nursing Postnatal provides comprehensive vitamin and mineral support, including 100% Daily Value of several vitamins and minerals, and extra amounts of key vitamins known to be especially important for lactating women, including Vitamin D and the B vitamins.
In recognition of a growing body of research that points to widespread Vitamin D deficiency among adults and children, Nursing Postnatal includes 700% Daily Value of Vitamin D (2800 IU). Once believed to be important only for bone health, recent research has revealed the critical role that Vitamin D plays in the prevention and treatment of a wide array of conditions, including high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, obesity, seasonal affective disorder, prostate cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, rickets, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Although the current Daily Value for Vitamin D is set at only 400 IU, many experts are concerned that this amount grossly underestimates our need for Vitamin D and are recommending that all people, and especially lactating women, increase their daily intake of this key nutrient. By providing 700% Daily Value of Vitamin D, Nursing Postnatal helps to increase circulating levels of Vitamin D in nursing women, thereby ensuring that the breast milk produced by these women will have enough Vitamin D to prevent suboptimal Vitamin D status in their growing babies.
Nursing Postnatal also contains 200% Daily Value of essential B vitamins, including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. The complex of B vitamins aids in energy production, the proper function of the immune system and nervous system, and in the production of red and white blood cells. Vegetarian and vegan mothers may be at increased risk for deficiencies of vitamin B-12 because it is naturally found only in animal products. Folic acid continues to be important during nursing to aid in healthy cell production.
Similar to Nursing Blend, Nursing Postnatal contains a full complement of vitamins and minerals in just the right amounts to keep mom and baby healthy, but does not contain the herbal blend found in Nursing Blend. This breastfeeding multivitamin is intended for nursing moms looking for nutritional support who have no concerns about the quantity of the breast milk they are producing.
Wondering which supplements can be taken together?
(see our Pregnancy & Nursing Supplement Guide to find out.)
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Recommended Use: Take 2 capsules daily as a dietary supplement.
- Each bottle contains 60 capsules, a 1-month supply.
- Formulated specifically for nursing mothers.
- Designed by doctors and endorsed by leading lactation specialist, Dr. Kathleen Marinelli, MD.
- Contains a comprehensive array of vitamins and minerals, including 700% Daily Value of Vitamin D and 200% Daily Value of Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and biotin.
- All-natural and safe – contains no artificial dyes or colors, flavors or preservatives.
- Manufactured in the U.S. in a GMP-certified facility; guaranteed quality and potency.
Recommended Use: Take 2 capsules daily as a dietary supplement.
Here’s our list of most frequently asked questions. If your question is not listed or you need further clarification, please contact us directly.
Should I take a prenatal vitamin along with Nursing Postnatal?
The Nursing Postnatal is a comprehensive vitamin, designed for lactating women. We do not recommend taking an additional prenatal or multi-vitamin along with Nursing Postnatal.
What is different about the Nursing Postnatal from a prenatal vitamin?
The Nursing Postnatal has extra amounts of key vitamins known to be especially important for lactation women, including Vitamin D and B vitamins.
Will Nursing Postnatal help increase my breast milk production?
The Nursing Postnatal Multivitamin is a comprehensive supplement containing vitamins and minerals, but unlike Nursing Blend, it does not increase the quantity of breast milk produced. If you are looking to increase your breast milk product, we would recommend you try Nursing Blend instead.
Can I take Nursing Blend and Nursing Postnatal together?
No, we do not recommend that you take both. Nursing Blend contains the entire Nursing Postnatal formula plus herbal ingredients to support breast milk production.
How long should you take Nursing Postnatal for?
We would recommend you take the Nursing Postnatal throughout the entire time you breastfeed. Once you discontinue breastfeeding, you’re welcome to switch to a multivitamin.
Since Nursing Blend has extra Vitamin D in it, do I still need to give my baby a Vitamin D supplement?
We would recommend that you talk to your doctor about vitamin supplementation for your baby.
Can the Nursing Postnatal be combined with Fenugreek or other milk production supplements?
Can DHA be combined with Nursing Postnatal?
Yes, you can combine a DHA capsule along with the Nursing PostNatal – and it’s highly recommended to take an Omega3 supplement while breastfeeding. We recommend PeaPod Omega-3.
Is the Nursing Postnatal vegan?
No, the Nursing Postnatal is vegetarian but not vegan. The vitamin D contained in the supplement comes from lanolin found in sheep’s wool, and as such can not be classified as vegan.
Is the Nursing Postnatal gluten-free?
Yes, the Nursing Postnatal t is gluten-free.
In the News
Nursing Postnatal was among the products featured at a celebrity event attended by Jenna Elfman, Kelly Preston, and Laila Ali to raise public awareness about the importance of breastfeeding and the benefits of toxin-free living in raising healthy children.
Photos: Courtesy of Jessica Pettyjohn and LeAnna Azzolini
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