Nutrisyon at Higit Pa Para sa Mga Ina
Postnatal care for breastfeeding moms is mainly about proper nutrition. Think of having a good diet but even more! Moms need to pay more attention to making healthy choices regarding food and drinks than before. After all, infants are directly impacted by their mothers’ breast milk which is their main source of nutrition. Higit pa sa masustansyang pagkain, importante ang pangkalahatang kalusugan ng isang ina.
A Healthy Diet is a Must!
Breastfeeding moms must prioritize well-balanced meals that are rich in protein, calcium and vitamin C.
- Protein is a great source of energy but more importantly, it helps maintain the nutritional balance and muscle mass mothers need to keep ensuring the general health, growth, and development of an infant. As protein is passed through breast milk, it helps nurse babies to develop their immune system and other biological functions. A good source of this is nuts, whole grains, meat, eggs, and soya.
- Calcium is important for the development of strong bones and teeth. It is usually obtained through drinking milk and eating cheese and other dairy food.
- Iron is essential to maintain hormones, enable blood to carry oxygen in the body, improve cognitive function and extremities such as the hair, nails, and skin. This can be derived from eating meat, egg yolks, dried fruit, and beans.
- Vitamin C, on the other hand, enhances iron absorption, improves production of collagen as maintaining energy production and a healthy immune system. Aside from fruits, this is also obtained from eating vegetables like white potatoes, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower.
If there is a conscious choice to eat nutritious foods, breastfeeding moms can replenish the vitamins and minerals that are shared with their infants through breast milk. Moreover, having a healthy diet ensures that moms are healthy. An important matter that should also be taken priority as parents take care of their baby.
Kapag alaga si mommy, gayun din si baby.
Aid Nutrition with Supplements!
Although it may seem unimportant and it is easy to buy vitamins or multivitamins and supplements over the counter, it is still crucial to consult your doctor. Sadyang mahalaga pa din at kailangan ang gabay at payo ng mga doctor. Doctors can help by providing a prescription that caters to the specific needs of each mom. Be sure to get prescriptions for multivitamins and minerals from your health care specialist.
Other essential vitamins and minerals you can get include the following but is not limited to:
- Vitamin B-complex for good neurological development and synthesizing DNA
- Vitamin K that is crucial for blood clotting and ensuring wounds to heal
- Vitamin D to help maintain healthy bones and good metabolism
- Folate for optimal growth and brain development
- Choline for intestinal health, regulation of mood and memory and increased lactation
- Omega-3 needed for brain, eye, and heart development
Good thing that these maternal care supplements are highly available through MedChoice Pharma that provides options with “Love Through Healthcare for Every Mom.” Find supplements like:
- Calcidin, mainly for Calcium to help maintain strong and healthy bones.
- Polymax for supplementing Iron and Folic acid to prevent anemia; and
- Obivit-Max which is a multivitamin coupled with other minerals
Looking for other products to ensure the best maternal care is provided? Visit our website and discover more from MedChoice.
Other than vitamins and minerals, postnatal care is also about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Take note mga momshies!
Beyond food and supplements!
- Drink plenty of fluids like water but avoid sugary drinks, caffeine and alcohol.
- Exercise daily to keep an active lifestyle and help milk production.
- Avoid unhealthy options like instant food, cigarettes or fatty and salty foods.
- Consult your healthcare professional to get a proper prescription and advise on nutritional meal plans.
Ultimately, when we make sure na healthy si mommy, this helps keep the baby just as healthy.
MedChoice Pharma is serious about providing its best. Everything offered is made sure to provide “Better choice. Better lives.”
Mayo Clinic (2022, April), Breastfeeding nutrition: Tips for moms https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/breastfeeding-nutrition/art-20046912
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, (2022, May), Maternal Diet https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-special-circumstances/diet-and-micronutrients/maternal-diet.html
Stanford Medicine, (2023), Your Nutrition and Breastfeeding https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=maternal-nutrition-and-breastfeeding-90-P02678
American Pregnancy Association, (2023), Breastfeeding Nutrition https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/breastfeeding/nutrition-during-breastfeeding/