This post is sponsored by New Chapter, maker of whole-food vitamins & supplements. All opinions are my own.
Postpartum is officially here and I can’t imagine life without our newest member of the family. We’re still learning each other, figuring out nursing, and sleeping less and less. But oh, so happy to be finally holding this bundle of joy in my arms.
Prenatal vitamins before baby arrives…Postnatal vitamins after baby arrives
A prenatal vitamin gives your body what it needs to provide a hospitable environment for baby to develop in during pregnancy. It also provides the nutrients baby needs throughout pregnancy. But a postnatal vitamin provides the key nutrients needed after baby arrives especially helpful for nursing mothers.
I never thought to take a vitamin after baby was here, which totally doesn’t make sense because our bodies just went through a lot (hi, labor and delivery) and now I’m using my body to feed another human being. Which means my body needs lots of nutrients and vitamins right now.
I’m so thankful New Chapter not only took care of my prenatal needs with their great prenatal multi, but also has a Perfect Postnatal Multivitamin to take care of my postnatal needs now that baby is here.
Everything I consume goes to baby, so taking a quality postnatal vitamin that delivers targeted nutrients to help support my energy levels, mood, and breastfeeding was an easy choice*.
I’m so excited to share with you all about the Perfect Postnatal Multivitamin from New Chapter. One of the primary reasons I take this multi is because it’s fermented with probiotics, which makes it easier for me (and baby) to absorb the beneficial nutrients and gentle on my stomach. It’s made from high-quality, organic vegetables and herbs and loaded with all the vitamins and minerals that both baby and I need.
Why is a postnatal multivitamin important?
There are lots of changes going on inside your body once baby arrives. It’s so important to give our body lots of vitamins and nutrients to support our postnatal needs, especially for nursing mamas.
Here are some key nutrients you get when you take New Chapter’s Perfect Postnatal Multivitamin:
Fermented B Vitamins
B Vitamins have a direct impact on our mood and energy levels. And as a mama waking up often in the night to care for a newborn, this is a big benefit. I feel more stabilized and my energy levels are higher.
Some women are anemic after delivery because of the loss of blood. This leaves us weak and tired. Replenishing iron stores is really important to help get your energy levels back after giving birth.
We hear a lot about folate during pregnancy and the benefits it has on brain development in growing babies. But it’s equally important during postnatal. Folate supports a healthy renewal of cells and heart health. Bonus: Perfect Postnatal multivitamin includes methylfolate, the most active form of folate.
Oats are a superfood that has been known to help increase milk supply. They are rich in iron and other nutrients such as saponin, zinc, manganese, and calcium that strengthens the immune systems, making it easier for mothers to produce quality breast milk.
Turmeric is a popular superfood for a reason—it’s one of the most researched botanicals in the world and is packed with powerful plant compounds, including curcumin. Turmeric has a long history of being used to support postnatal nutrition!
Kelp is rich in iodine which helps support a healthy thyroid.
Chamomile is a safe herb for both you and baby and has long been used by women to support breastfeeding.
Why I love New Chapter Perfect Postnatal Multivitamin
This was honestly a no brainer for me. After taking New Chapter’s Perfect Prenatal Multivitamin, you can read all about it here, and falling in love with it, I knew I needed something for after baby was born to help with our postnatal needs.
New Chapter uses quality, organic ingredients you can trust plus they are gluten free, non-GMO Project Verified, no sugar added, and free from synthetic fillers.
When should I take my postnatal multivitamins?
If you’re currently in the newborn daze of no sleep, taking your vitamins may be hard to remember. Thankfully, Perfect Postnatal Multivitamin is fermented and doesn’t upset my stomach so I don’t have to worry about taking it with a meal. My best advice for when to take your postnatal multivitamin is when it’s best for you and when you’ll be more likely to remember.
Here are some ideas if you need help remembering to take them daily:
Keep your postnatal multivitamin on your side table next to your bed so you can take them at night.
Have them sitting next to your coffee pot so you can grab them easily in the morning.
Set a phone reminder so it goes off every day and reminds you to take them.
Tell Alexa (or whatever smart device you use) to remind you. Just say, “Alexa, set a reminder to take my vitamin each day.”
Taking a postnatal multivitamin is important not only for you but for your baby. It provides you both with essential vitamins and nutrients to help you thrive during this season of life.
When choosing a postnatal multivitamin, look for one that uses organic ingredients you can trust. Plus you want one that is non-GMO Project Verified, no sugar added, and free from synthetic fillers.
Your body went through a lot during labor and delivery, so it’s essential to nourish your body as it changes during the postnatal season.
About the author:
Kara Swanson is a certified nutritionist and founder of Life Well Lived. She is married to her best friend and the proud mother of three. Her passion is to make nutrition simple+easy+delicious!