A healthy, varied diet is vital for new mothers, to help produce nutritious breast milk and maintain their own health during the postnatal period. Maternal breast-feeding is strongly recommended for the newborn baby as it provides essential nutrients and antibodies for long term health. 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.
The formula provides the ideal follow-on product for mums after childbirth, as part of the complete Pregnacare® range from conception to breast-feeding.
Pregnacare® Breast-feeding is carefully formulated by experts, with essential vitamins, minerals and DHA, to help support all-round health and vitality including iron which contributes to normal energy release.
Pregnacare® Breast-feeding can also be taken as a general postnatal supplement for 6-9 months following childbirth, to replace depleted nutrients and assist the body following pregnancy, even if you are not breast-feeding.
For mothers who avoid dairy products, the formula also contains calcium which is needed for the maintenance of normal bones.
Pregnacare® Breast-feeding contains the recommended 10mcg vitamin D3, the full RNI of 700mg calcium and 300mg DHA, the exact level recommended by international experts*.
Pregnacare® Breast-feeding has been specially formulated by experts to provide sensible, balanced levels of vitamins and minerals. All ingredients have been included on the basis of scientific research with ideal amounts for breast-feeding.
Postnatal micronutrient tablets
- 700mg calcium, vitamin K & D3 and magnesium which contribute to the maintenance of normal bones
- Vitamin B6, niacin (vit. B3), iron and magnesium which contribute to normal energy release
- Includes 10mcg vitamin D3 the exact level as recommended by the UK Department of Health for all women while breast-feeding
High Purity Omega-3 capsule
Each capsule provides 300mg DHA, the level recommended by international experts for mums during lactation*.
- Maternal intake of DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) contributes to the normal brain and eye development of breast-fed infants**. Infants have limited capability to synthesize fatty acids, which therefore must be obtained direct from external sources such as the mother’s milk
- During breast-feeding, the infant’s brain continues to take up DHA and 15% of brain growth occurs after birth
- Contains the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil, produced in Norway
|Post-natal micronutrient tablets Nutritional Information||Average per 2 tablet||% EC RDA*|
|Vitamin D (as D3 400IU)||10µg||200|
|Vitamin E (Natural Source)||20 mg α-TE||167|
|Vitamin C||70 mg||88|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)||5 mg||455|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||2 mg||143|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||20 mg NE||125|
|Vitamin B6||10 mg||714|
|Folic Acid||400 µg||200|
|Vitamin B12||6 µg||240|
|Pantothenic Acid||6 mg||100|
|Vitamin K||70 µg||93|
|Betacarotene (natural source)||2 mg||—|
|*RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance, µg = microgram|
mg = milligram, IU = International Units.
|Pregnacare Omega-3 Capsules Nutritional Information||Average per capsule||% EC RDA*|
|Omega-3 Fish Oil||600 mg|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)||300 mg||—|
|EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)||60 mg||—|
|*RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance,|
mg = milligram
Two Pregnacare® Breast-feeding tablets per day, plus one Omega-3 capsule per day. Swallow with water or a cold drink with your main meal. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. Pregnacare® Breastfeeding tablets and capsules should only be taken on a full stomach.
You can start taking Pregnacare® Breastfeeding at any point after childbirth and can be used for as long as required during and after breast-feeding.
Allergy Advice: Contains Soya, Fish
No artificial colours
No salt or yeast
Not tested on animals
This product is blister packed to keep each tablet or capsule fresh by reducing exposure to the atmosphere.
Pregnacare® Breast-feeding does not contain any drugs or hormones and is produced to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards of quality control, beyond those normally required for food supplements.
Pregnacare® Breast-feeding has been carefully developed by experts so that all ingredient levels are within safe levels for pregnancy and are moderate rather than excessive.
Pregnacare® Breast-feeding has been specifically formulated with an ideal, moderate level of iron and avoids high doses.
* Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 18, No. 5, 487-489 (1999)
** A daily intake of 200mg DHA is required in addition to the recommended daily intake of 250mg DHA / EPA for adults.
Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are under medical supervision or suffer from food allergies. Do not take if you are allergic to soya, fish or fish products. Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Contains high purity fish oil. A daily intake of 200mg DHA is required in addition to the recommended daily intake of 250mg DHA / EPA for adults. As Pregnacare® contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare® except on the advice of a doctor. Vitamin K is not known to specifically interact with the action of aspirin or heparin. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to young children. Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.