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Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA -- 180 Softgels


Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA
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Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA -- 180 Softgels

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Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA Description

  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • Healthy Fetal Development
  • Healthy Immunity

  • 830 mg Omega-3 + 400 I.U. D3
  • Supports Brain Development in Babies During Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Superior Triglyceride Form
  • Non GMO Verified
  • Guaranteed Purity Lab Certified

Research shows that healthy DHA levels in mothers during pregnancy and lactation support optimal brain and visual development in babies. Prenatal DHA provides mood support for mothers before, during, and after pregnancy in small, easy-to-swallow soft gels.

 

The DHA requirement of a developing baby increases dramatically as pregnancy progress and brain growth accelerates. This fatty acid is concentrated in the brain and retina where it is critical component of cell membranes. maternal diet and lifestyle influence the amount of omega-3s that are available to the growing baby. As the official omega-3 of the American Pregnancy Association, Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA is an exceptionally pure and trusted source of DHA and vitamin d3.


Also available in strawberry-flavored Prenatal DHA.

Wild caught. Pure. No fishy aftertaste. Friend of the Sea certified.

 

 

 

 

 


Directions

Suggested Use: Two softgels daily, with food, or as directed by your health care professional or pharmacist.

Free Of
Gluten, milk derivatives, artificial colors and flavors.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories10
  Calories from Fat10
Total Fat1 g2%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g*
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)400 IU100%
Total Omega-3s830 mg
   EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)205 mg
   DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)480 mg
   Other Omega-3s145 mg
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), soft gel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerin), d-alpha tocopherol, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol in olive oil).
Warnings

Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight

Do not take if tamper-evident seal is broken or missing

Keep out of reach of children

Consult with your physician before using this product if you are allergic to iodine, use blood thinners, or anticipate surgery.

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Does it Matter What You Eat While Breastfeeding?

If you thought cravings were intense during pregnancy, just wait! Breastfeeding invokes a whole new level of hunger. But any breastfeeding diet tips you get are usually rife with old wives’ tales that can make the whole process very confusing. The simple truth is proper nutrition while nursing is just as important as it was before that bundle of joy made her debut. However, there are a few ways you can shift your focus to ensure optimal health for you and a good milk supply for baby.

Baby with Blue Eyes Drinks Bottle with Nutrients From a Healthy Breastfeeding Diet | Vitacost.com/blog

What’s considered the best food for breastfeeding mothers will vary slightly from woman to woman, but let these nutrition facts be your foundational guide.

Increase calories from protein

The more milk you make, the more calories your body burns. To be exact, you expend about 85 calories to make 100 mL of milk. This amounts to about 330 extra calories you need to add to your breastfeeding diet during the first six months of lactation. Not to worry, this will still allow for pregnancy fat stores to be used. A nursing mother also needs about 25 extra grams of protein per day. An extra Greek yogurt, an egg and a glass of milk can satisfy both the extra calorie and protein requirements. While many mothers do wish to lose pregnancy weight, it is not recommended to dip below 1,800 calories per day during lactation. Otherwise, you risk the chance of producing less breastmilk for baby.

Hydrate normally

Contrary to popular belief, drinking extra fluids will not increase milk supply. Mothers should be sure to drink adequate fluids, of course. However, taking in extra liquid – above normal requirements – will not translate to an increased milk supply. Of course, still be mindful of what you drink. Water is always the preferred source of hydration. As with any healthy eating plan, limit (or eliminate) vitamin-infused drinks and fruit juices. These simply provide added sugar and little to no nutritional benefit.

Enhance the essentials

The quality of breastmilk, or nutrient content, remains fairly constant and only is affected when the mother is extremely deficient or malnourished. That said, there are a few key nutrients in breastmilk that are a reflection of your diet and lifestyle. These include selenium, iodine, some B vitamins and vitamin D. Make sure your breastfeeding diet contains a sufficient amount of these key vitamins and minerals. If you become deficient, a dietary supplement can fill in those gaps.

Also, it is always recommended for new moms to keep taking a prenatal multivitamin while nursing. A prenatal formula with essential fatty acids could be a smart choice for fish-free diets. While the recommended amount of omega-3 fatty acids is the same as during pregnancy, DHA and EPA are a top nutrition priority for infant brain development. Having about two servings of fatty fish per week can help meet this need – just avoid high-mercury fish, such as shark, tilefish, swordfish and king mackerel. 

Stick to your specialty diet

Mothers who follow a specialty diet can still safely breastfeed. The key is to get proper nutrients through a varied diet and supplement specific nutrients only if a deficiency has been identified. Vegetarians and vegans with well-planned meals can easily get the nutrients they need for a healthy milk supply with one exception. Those following a vegan diet are encouraged to take a vitamin B12 supplement. If you have a very restricted diet, talk with a dietitian, certified lactation consultant or your doctor. 

Be selective with supplements

Aside from being a fun name to say, galactogogues are medications, herbs, supplements or foods that are purported as breastmilk stimulants. It’s very common to hear about “natural remedies” to increase milk supply, such as brewer’s yeast, fenugreek, milk thistle, oatmeal, beer and a slew of other supplements. Unfortunately, there is no conclusive evidence from scientific research to claim any of these galactogogues do, indeed, increase milk supply. Of course, you can’t ignore that generations of mothers have touted their efficacy. Generally speaking, galactogogues are safe to use in moderation. One important note: beer is not a safe or effective way to increase your milk supply. And you should always tell your doctor about any supplements you are using.

The important thing to remember is that the quantity of milk a mother produces is most often related to frequency of feedings, positioning or physical challenges with mother and/or child. The cause of the issue should always be addressed first, as there are no amounts of nutrients or supplements that can fix those underlying problems. However, very poor nutrition can lead to an insufficient milk supply. Quality of milk, on the other hand, will not suffer until extreme famine occurs. To get answers specific to your breastfeeding experience, it is highly recommended that you work closely with a certified lactation consultant and find a local breastfeeding support group.

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