Pregnacare Breastfeeding Tablets Pack of 84
Pregnacare Breastfeeding Tablets Pack of 84
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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 a carefully balanced comprehensive formulation of micronutrients to help safeguard healthy milk production in women including specific supporting nutrients e.g. calcium, and vitamins D3 and K.
Pregnacare Breast-feeding can also be taken as a general postnatal supplement for 6-9 months following childbirth, 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 to help maintain bone health
Intake recommendations of certain nutrients are increased during lactation. Pregnacare Breast-feeding contains the recommended 10mcg vitamin D3, the full RNI of 700mg calcium and 300mg DHA, the recommended level for lactation.
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 pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Pregnacare Breast-feeding provides:
- 700mg calcium, plus magnesium and vitamin D3 which are also important for healthy bone development.
- Iron, B complex to help support new blood formation following labour and for energy release at a time when there are considerable demands on a new mum.
- Specific micronutrients to help safeguard a mum’s nutrition while breast-feeding.
Each capsule provides 300mg DHA, the level recommended by international experts for mums during lactation.
Why has Pregnacare Breast-feeding been developed?
Pregnacare Breast-feeding is a dual pack providing a postnatal micronutrient tablet and fish oil supplement formulated to safeguard the specific nutritional needs of this demanding time. It provides postnatal micronutrients including 700mg calcium and 10mcg vitamin D3, the recommended levels for lactation plus a specially developed Omega-3 capsule to provide a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and arachidonic acid (AA) for healthy foetal brain and eye development.
Why are Omega-3 fatty acids important?
These fatty acids are passed to the baby via breast milk and form the building blocks of the baby's brain and eyes. Pregnacare Breast-feeding contains the recommended* 300mg DHA for pregnancy and lactation.
When is Pregnacare Breast-feeding recommended?
Pregnacare Breast-feeding is recommended after childbirth to help safeguard your nutritional needs during breast-feeding, when specific nutrients are vital to production of nutritious milk. During breast-feeding, there are extra nutritional demands placed on your body and intake recommendations of certain nutrients are increased whilst lactating.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE BREAST-FEEDING TO USE THIS PRODUCT, AS IT IS IDEAL FOR ALL NEW MUMS.
The formula will also help new mums following pregnancy as a general postnatal supplement for 6-9 months following pregnancy to replace depleted nutrients.
How pure is the fish oil in Pregnacare Breast-feeding?
Only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil produced in Norway, has been used in Pregnacare® Breast-feeding 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.
What do I need to know before starting to use PregnacareBreast-feeding ?
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.
Can Pregnacare Breast-feeding be used alongside medicines?
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 (e.g. warfarin) do not take Pregnacare Breast-feeding except on the advice of a doctor. Vitamin K is not known to specifically interact with the action of aspirin or heparin.
How many tablets and capsules does one pack of PregnacareBreast-feeding contain?
Pregnacare Breast-feeding contains 56 postnatal micronutrient tablets (two per day) and 28 Omega 3 DHA capsules (one per day).
How and when should Pregnacare Breast-feeding be used?
Two tablets and one capsule per day is recommended with or immediately after your main meal, with a glass of 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.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Pregnacare Breast-feeding?
Pregnacare Breast-feeding has no known side-effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended tablet and capsule intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately.
Is Pregnacare Breast-feeding suitable for vegetarians?
No. Pregnacare Breast-feeding is not suitable for vegetarians as it contains a fish oil capsule. Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), present in vegetable oils such as flaxseed but this process is very inefficient. Pregnacare Breast-feeding contains fish oil as it provides a much more reliable, direct source of DHA, EPA and AA. The foetus and infant in early life need to receive these fatty acids directly as they only have a limited capability to convert essential fatty acids to more active long chain fatty acids such as DHA.
Is this safe during Breast-feeding?
RDA levels are calculated to help prevent the most basic vitamin and mineral deficiency states. The levels contained in Pregnacare Breast-feeding are specific to normal requirements whilst lactating. This is why some levels of nutrients in Pregnacare Breast-feeding are higher than the RDA (e.g. Vitamin D, the recommended level is 200% RDA). Importantly, all levels are safe and well within upper safety guidelines for daily self-supplementation.
Does Pregnacare Breast-feeding contain Vitamin A (retinol), because excess may be harmful during lactation?
No. Pregnacare Breast-feeding has been carefully formulated to contain betacarotene in preference to vitamin A. Betacarotene (pro-retinol) is converted into vitamin A when and if the body requires it. The Omega 3 capsule in Pregnacare Breast-feeding is produced from fish oils that are free from Vitamin A and therefore safe to take throughout pregnancy and breast-feeding.
I have been recommended by my midwife/G.P. to take a supplement containing 400 mcg of folic acid per day, only for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Is it safe to take a supplement containing folic acid (like Pregnacare Breast-feeding ), after this time?
It is perfectly safe to take 400 mcg of folic acid per day throughout the whole of pregnancy and breast-feeding. The UK Department of Health's Chief Medical Officer recommends that women planning a pregnancy should take a supplement containing 400 mcg folic acid daily, from the start of trying to conceive until the 12th week of pregnancy. Folic acid is vital during this period for the normal, healthy development of your baby's neural tube and nervous system. However, folic acid can be taken throughout pregnancy and postnatally to replace depleted stores, since it plays other important roles such as helping blood formation in both mother and baby.
What happens if I forget to take my Pregnacare Breast-feeding and miss a day?
A regular intake is recommended, but don’t worry, this will not have done any harm. Simply take Pregnacare Breast-feeding on the next day when you remember, and take as directed. You should not take more than the recommended amount on subsequent days to make up for any day(s) that you have missed. Whilst it is important to take a supplement every day, if you miss one day this is fine because the beneficial effects of the vitamins and minerals build over time.
Can I take Pregnacare Breast-feeding before I give birth ?
Pregnacare Breast-feeding can be taken during pregnancy if required as you change over from Pregnacare or Pregnacare Plus. It does not matter whether the day you change over to Pregnacare Breast-feeding is before or after giving birth.
Two Pregnacare Breast-feeding tablets per day, plus one Omega-3 capsule per day. Swallow each with a glass of water or a cold drink with your main meal. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. Pregnacare Breast-feeding tablets and capsules should only be taken on a full stomach.
You can start taking Pregnacare Breast-feeding at any point after childbirth and can be used for as long as required during and after breast-feeding.
Pregnacare Breast-feeding does not contain any drugs or hormones and is produced in accordance with high pharmaceutical standards of quality control, beyond those normally required for food supplements.
Pregnacare Breast-feeding has been carefully developed by experts so that all ingredient levels are within safe levels for pregnancy and are moderate rather than excessive
Pregnacare Breast-feeding has been specifically formulated with an ideal, moderate level of iron and avoids high doses
As Pregnacare Breast-feeding contains Vitamin K , if you are taking oral anticoagulants (eg Warfarin) do not take Pregnacare Breast-feeding except on the advice of a doctor. Vitamin K is not known to specifically interact with the action of asprin or heparin.
As with other supplements, seek professional advice before using if you suffer from food allergies. Do not take if you are allergic to soya, fish or fish products.
Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Contains pharmaceutical grade fish oil.
As Pregnacare contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin) do not take Pregnacare® except on the advice of a doctor. Vitamin K is not known to specifically interact with the action of aspirin or heparin.
This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to young children.
Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Tablet Binder: Maltodextrin, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Bulking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Tablet coating (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Natural Source Colours (Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide)), Ferrous Fumarate, Zinc Sulphate, Vitamin E (D Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate)*, Anticaking Agent: Silicon Dioxide, Lubricants: Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCI), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin, Maltodextrin), Betacarotene (Betacarotene, DL Alpha Tocopherol), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Thiamine (Vitamin B1 Mononitrate), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol Prep.), Copper Sulphate, Riboflavin, Vitamin K, Folacin (as Folic Acid), Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenate, *from Soya
- No artificial colours
- No preservatives
- No gluten
- No lactose
- No salt or yeast
- Not tested on animals
This product is blister packed to keep each tablet or capsule fresh by reducing exposure to the atmosphere.