Pregnancy and breastfeeding put extra pressure on the mother’s health as the baby is completely dependent upon the mother for its nutritional needs. During this crucial stage of life, it is necessary to provide additional vitamins, minerals and nutrients to ensure the baby’s development and the mother’s health as well.
We have created a special formula to provide the nutrition necessary for both expecting and lactating mothers. Folic acid and iron is really important for the development of the baby.
Our Pregnant Mother Formula is rich in nutrients, easy to swallow and delicious to drink.
Pregnant woman formula provides:
- Source of essential proteins
- Prebiotic, to support good bacteria – necessary for a healthy digestive system and to reduce constipation which is common during pregnancy
- Low in fat, supports weight gain
Our formula contains:
- Whey protein
- Folic acid
Nutrition Australia recommends the following for pregnant women:
During pregnancy and especially the third trimester, Calcium is necessary for building healthy bones. Doctors normally recommend 1000mg of Calcium per day during pregnancy as it is needed by both the mother and the baby. It can be provided in 3-4 servings of dairy items per day.
Folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B. Maintaining healthy folate levels is known to significantly reduce the risk of neural tube defects such as Spina Bifida. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommend that women need an extra 400 micrograms of folic acid a day for at least one month before conception, and for the first three months of pregnancy.
Iron – During the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, the need for iron in the body increases, this is necessary for development of the placenta and growth of the baby.
Zinc is essential for normal growth and development in bones, the brain and other parts of the body.
Protein is required during pregnancy so as to supporting the baby’s growth and changes in the mother’s body such as increased breast tissue. Hence, you need additional levels of proteins.