Nutritional Tips for Breastfeeding

Nutritional support recommended by experts

What do Health Canada and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada recommend?

You have good reasons to continue taking Nestlé Materna

Learn how Nestlé Materna can help you as you continue to provide nutrition for your baby.

After Nestlé Materna

If you don’t breastfeed, or when your baby has finished breastfeeding, a multivitamin such as Nestlé Materna helps to support your health.

Nutritional support recommended by experts

Your baby continues to look to you for nutritional support while breastfeeding. You were so careful during pregnancy to provide your baby with the best start possible. Similar to pregnancy requirements, new moms who breastfeed often need additional calories and extra vitamins and minerals.

Did you know Health Canada recommends that all women take a daily multivitamin containing 0.4 mg of folic acid while breastfeeding?1 As well, The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada also recommends that women with no personal health risks take a multivitamin with 0.4 mg to 1.0 mg of folic acid while breastfeeding.2

You have good reasons to continue taking Nestlé Materna

During this busy and exciting time you may find it hard to eat right. By continuing to take Nestlé Materna multivitamins you are helping to ensure both you and your baby are receiving the nutritional support needed.

Nestlé Materna helps a breastfeeding mother meet her nutritional needs by providing:

  • Folic acid and iron for healthy red blood cells.
  • Calcium and vitamin D to maintain healthy bones and prevent bone loss.
  • B vitamins to help in energy production from the many foods you consume.

After all, when you look after your health, you're looking after your baby's health, too.

1 Adapted from Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide. Women of Childbearing Age. Health Canada, 2007.

2 Adapted from: Joint SOGC-Motherisk Clinical Practice Guideline, Pre-conception Vitamin/Folic Acid Supplementation 2007: The Use of Folic Acid in Combination with a Multivitamin Supplement for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects and Other Congenital Anomalies. J Obstet Gynaecol. Can. 2007; 29(12): 1003-1013.

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