Iodine, iron and folate
Did you know that fully breastfeeding mothers have an increased energy requirement of approximately 500 calories every single day? The recommendations for nutrients are actually higher for breastfeeding than for pregnant women. To make sure that both mother and baby get sufficient nutrition, you may need nutritional supplements to meet your body’s needs.
An important nutrient to get in during the breastfeeding period is Omega 3. A specially adapted Omega 3 that is filtered for heavy metals and environmental toxins is important, in addition to a high content of DPA and EPA fatty acids. This contributes to the normal development of the child’s heart, brain and vision.
Iodine is another important nutrient for the child’s growth and development of the nervous system, and several women in Norway are deficient in this. During the breastfeeding period, there is also a focus on getting enough iron and calcium, which contribute to the development of the child’s cognitive development, skeleton and teeth.
During the pregnancy you are good at taking care of yourself and the baby in your belly, but after birth it can be difficult to find the balance between caring for the baby and taking care of your own health and well-being. It is important to remember that when the mother is well, the child is also well.
“You are in a completely new life situation with little sleep and little time for everyday things such as cooking healthy. Then it is difficult to get good and proper food. When you breastfeed, the nutrients go out by the mother’s milk, so there is automatically an increased need for nutrients to take care of yourself and your child,” explains pharmacist Rose Truong, who has worked in a pharmacy for 10 years.
Understandably, several people are skeptical about nutritional supplements. The Lifeline Care series has been developed by Norwegian doctors and pharmacists, and is sold exclusively in pharmacies.
In 2008, Lifeline Care became the first complete dietary supplement for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and we want to continue and make life a little easier in an already hectic everyday life.
There are strict requirements for a dietary supplement to be approved for sale in pharmacies.
Quality assurance is comprehensive and is carried out by a specialist department. The entire process of approving a product takes approximately 6 months, and it is recommended to buy nutritional supplements at a pharmacy as you have the opportunity to get professional advice from pharmacy staff.
Lifeline Care Breastfeeding is specially developed for the maternity period, regardless of whether you breastfeed or not. It is an all-in-one dietary supplement that is adapted to the Nordic health authorities’ recommendations for Omega 3, iodine, calcium and all the essential vitamins and minerals both mother and nursing child need throughout the breastfeeding period.
It is important to have enough of these nutrients throughout the breastfeeding period in order to get optimal recovery for the mother and replenish nutritional stores, as well as provide the right nutrition for the child. Lifeline Care Breastfeeding combines the most important nutrients, and makes it easy to get what you need in this phase of life.