Pregnacare Breast-feeding gives you comprehensive postnatal nutritional support for with a balanced range of micronutrients and responsibly-sourced high-purity Omega-3. It is a carefully balanced, expert formula that brings together the key nutrients needed specifically for the breastfeeding period, helping to safeguard your diet when it matters most. From Pregnacare – the UK’s No.1 pregnancy supplement brand.
• Brain & Eye Development – each capsule provides 300mg DHA. Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal brain and eye development of breast-fed infants**
• Bones – 700mg calcium, vitamin K & D and magnesium which contribute to the maintenance of normal bones
• Vitamin D – includes 10µg vitamin D, the exact level as advised by the UK Department of Health during breast-feeding
• Gluten free, No Lactose, Not tested on animals, Certified by the Friend of The Sea
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PREGNACARE BREAST-FEEDING | 56 Tablets + 28 Capsules
Nutritional support for postnatal period
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.
Why take Pregnacare Breast-feeding?
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 or longer if required, 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 10µg vitamin D as advised by the UK Department of Health during pregnancy and breast-feeding, the full RNI of 700mg calcium and 300mg DHA, the exact level recommended by international experts*.
Careful support without excessive levels
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.
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, certified for sustainability by Friend of the Sea.
Directions: Take 2 tablets and one omega-3 capsule daily. Swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. To be taken on a full stomach. This comprehensive formula replaces other supplements and multivitamins. There is no need to take an additional multivitamin.
This product contains vitamin K and Omega-3. Those taking anticoagulants (blood thinners) should not take this product except on the advice of a doctor. If you are breastfeeding a premature baby speak to your doctor or neonatal health professional for advice before using this product. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children.
Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold. Made in a site that may handle nuts.
Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.
*Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 18, No. 5, 487-489 (1999)
** A beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200mg DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids for adults.
†EFSA Health Claims:
• Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infants.
• Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake contributes to the normal visual development of infants up to 12 months of age.
• Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal development of the eye of the fetus and breastfed infants.
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)60 mg*
|Nutritional Info – Tablets|
|2 tablets contains:||%DV|
|Vitamin D (as D3 400 IU)||10 µg||200|
|Vitamin E||20 mg||167|
|Vitamin K||70 µg||93|
|Vitamin C||70 mg||88|
|Thiamin (Vitamin B1)||5 mg||455|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||2 mg||143|
|Niacin (Vitamin B3)||20 mg NE||125|
|Vitamin B6||10 mg||714|
|Folic acid||400 µg||200|
|Vitamin B12||6 µg||240|
|Phantothenic Acid||6 mg||100|
|Betacarotene (Natural Source)||2 mg||*|
|Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Magnesium Oxide, Bulking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid [Carriers: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose & Tartaric Acid]), Ferrous Fumarate, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Capric/Caprilic Triglycerides, Colours [Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides], Glycerin, Purified Talc), Zinc Sulphate, Anti-Caking Agents: Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid & Magnesium Stearate, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (PyridoxineHCl), Betacarotene (Carriers: Starch, Water, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin [Carriers: Maltodextrin, Trisodium Citrate, Citric Acid]), Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate) (from Soya), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Mononitrate), Riboflavin, Copper Sulphate, Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenate, Vitamin K (Vitamin K1 [Carriers: Acacia & Sucrose]).|
|Nutritional Info – Capsules|
|1 capsule contains:||%DV|
|Omega-3 Fish Oil||600 mg||*|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)||300 mg||*|
|Ingredients: Omega-3 Fish Oil (Docosahexaenoic Acid Concentrate) (from Fish), Capsule Shell: Pharmaceutical Grade Gelatin (Halal Bovine Source), Glycerin & Natural Flavour Lemon Oil.
For Allergens – See ingredients in bold.
Directions: Take two tablets and one fish oil capsule one time daily, with a main meal.
Pregnacare Breast-Feeding FAQ
Q: Why has Pregnacare Breast-Feeding Been Developed?
A: Pregnacare Breast-feeding is a dual pack providing a postnatal micronutrient tablet and fish oil supplement formulated to help support the nutritional requirements of new mothers throughout the postnatal period and while breast-feeding. It provides micronutrients including 700mg calcium and 10µg vitamin D3, the recommended levels for lactation plus an Omega-3 capsule to provide a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as maternal intake contributes to the normal brain and eye development of breast-fed infants**.
Q: Why are Omega-3 fatty acids important?
A: These fatty acids are passed to the baby via breast milk and helps in the development of the baby’s brain and eyes. Pregnacare Breast-feeding provides 300mg DHA, the level recommended by international experts*.
Q: How pure is the fish oil in Pregnacare Plus?
A: What the mother consumes has the potential to be passed on to the developing child, therefore only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil produced in Norway, has been used in Pregnacare Max capsules. To ensure maximum benefit the oil is carefully concentrated to increase its DHA and EPA content and further purified. Each batch is rigorously tested, certified, and fully compliant with stringent EC and WHO rules on environmental pollutants.
Q: What do I need to know before starting to use Pregnacare Plus?
A: Pregnacare Breast-feeding has been carefully developed by a team of medical experts including highly qualified pharmacists and medical consultants, and is based upon solid scientific research evidence, as a nutritional safeguard for women after pregnancy whilst breast-feeding. Pregnacare Breast-feeding replaces your usual daily multivitamin.
Q: How and when should Pregnacare Breast-Feeding be used?
A: Two tablets and one capsule per day is recommended with or immediately after your main meal, with water or a cold drink. Taking Pregnacare Breast-feeding with a large meal maximises the absorption of the nutrients, and can reduce nausea which is sometimes experienced if supplements are taken on an empty stomach. Pregnacare Breast-feeding should only be taken on a full stomach. Always ensure that Pregnacare Breast-feeding is taken with plenty of liquid to wash down the tablet and capsule. We do not recommend chewing the tablets or capsules because they have not been formulated as chewable preparations.
Q: Can Pregnacare Berast-Feeding be used alongside medicines?
A: As a general rule, Pregnacare Breast-feeding can be taken alongside medications because it contains only moderate levels of vitamins and minerals. However, if you are already taking prescribed supplements or medications, seek advice from your doctor or health professional first. As Pregnacare Breast-feeding contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare Breast-feeding except on the advice of a doctor.
56 tablets + 28 capsules (84 pcs)