- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- 8 B-Complex Vitamins
More importantly, notice how it contains significantly fewer vitamins and minerals compared to other brands specifically made for pregnancy or breastfeeding.
The Center For Disease Control mentioned that nursing mothers need Vitamin D, Vitamin K, and Iodine. All of these are not contained in Stresstabs.
Is There a Risk With Regard to Taking Excessive Micronutrients?
The nutritional demands of breastfeeding makes it seem highly unlikely that you’ll need to worry about taking excessive micronutrients. But, the possibility is still there. For instance, prolonged high doses of B6 may cause temporary problems, like neuropathy, in mothers. Micronutrients can also easily pass through the breast milk and might affect your baby’s nutritional intake.
But since taking “high doses” depends not only on the brand of supplements, but also on the mother’s dietary nutrition, it’s quite difficult to ascertain how much is too much for each woman. This is why the doctor’s advice is important.
As for Stresstabs multivitamins for breastfeeding mom, the brand recommends 1 tablet daily OR as prescribed by a physician. They also noted some overdose symptoms that might happen, like nausea, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and constipation.
The Goal is to Get Nutrients From a Healthy Diet
As you’re breastfeeding your baby, it’s important to eat a variety of healthy foods. You should make sure you’re getting enough calories each day to meet your needs. Eating a variety of healthy foods will also ensure that your baby gets all the nutrients – macros and micros – they need for healthy growth and development.
There may be benefits to taking a multivitamin while breastfeeding. It’s easy to get all the nutrients you need when you’re eating well, but it can be more difficult if your diet isn’t as balanced or varied. That’s where supplements come in handy. Just remember that not all women should take them during pregnancy or lactation, and especially not in high doses, because they might have side effects (like diarrhea or constipation). Finally, remember that even though most vitamins are safe for breastfeeding mothers, always check with your doctor before making any dietary changes.
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