Breastfeeding support this World Breastfeeding Week with Pregnacare

The theme for this year’s *World Breastfeeding Week, which takes place from 1st to 7th August, is ‘Enabling breastfeeding: making a difference for working parents.” Pregnacare, the world’s first ever range for the pregnancy continuum, understands that women need to be supported all throughout pregnancy and into the fourth trimester and beyond. The juggle of parenting with feeds, nappy changes, and lack of sleep are difficult, especially for mums who have to return to work early or return while they continue to breastfeed.

Vitabiotics spokesperson and dietician, Orla Walsh, advises ‘Eating a healthy, balanced, varied diet is the aim during the 4th trimester. However, it can be tricky to tailor your diet to meet your own individual needs day in day out while looking after your new baby (or babies!) on top of your previous workload. As a self-employed mother of 3 young kids who breastfeeds, I get it! We need all the help we can get to help maximise our energy levels and help keep us both physically and mentally well.’

This World Breastfeeding Week the focus is on supporting parents to breastfeed in breastfeeding friendly workplaces and beyond, while also protecting and promoting breastfeeding. Pregnacare Breast-feeding (€30.00) offers additional support to new mums as it is specially formulated to help support the nutritional requirements of new mothers throughout the postnatal period and while breast-feeding. A healthy, varied diet is vital for new mothers to help produce nutritious breast milk and maintain their own health during the postnatal period. Carefully formulated by experts, with essential vitamins and minerals to help support all-round health and vitality, Pregnacare Breast-feeding is an ideal follow-on product for mums after childbirth.

Walsh continued ‘Reproductive health concerns do not end at delivery. The postpartum period should be considered the 4th trimester. Regardless of feeding method, nutrient stores need to be replenished which include iron, folate, vitamin A and DHA. On top of this, there are extra nutritional requirements if choosing to breastfeed. For example, breastfeeding women need to be mindful of certain nutrients including vitamin D, iodine and zinc.’

Pregnacare Breast-feeding is an all-in-one pack, formulated with key specific ingredients for the postnatal period, including essential fatty acids such as DHA. Each capsule provides 300mg DHA, the level recommended by international experts*(ISSFAL) for mums during lactation. Maternal intake of DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) contributes to the normal brain and eye development of breast-fed infants, as babies have limited capability to synthesize fatty acids, which have to be obtained from other sources such as through breast milk.

Pregnacare Breast-feeding also includes 700mg Calcium, magnesium, and vitamins K and D3, which contribute to the maintenance of normal bones. Calcium is also needed for growth and development of bone in children.

Vitamin D is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children and contributes to normal calcium absorption. Pregnacare Breast-feeding also includes Vitamin B6, Niacin (vitamin B3), Iron and Magnesium, which contribute to normal energy release.

This World Breastfeeding Week support new mums and parents to breastfeed. Trusted nutritional support through every stage of pregnancy, Pregnacare is the leading over-the-counter supplement and the brand most recommended by midwives and healthcare providers to help support parents along every step of the journey. Pregnacare Breast-feeding won gold in the 2021 NPPA awards for Best product for Breastfeeding (excluding breast pump) and silver in the same category at the 2022 awards. The Pregnacare range is available from leading pharmacies, health food stores & supermarkets nationwide.

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