Guest Post: Supplements While Nursing

Earlier this summer, I asked you for your fitness/health/nutrition related questions for Max Muscle Owner Corry Matthews to respond to.  Thanks, Corry! 

Supplements for Moms
who are nursing (Pre/Postnatal)

This is a question I am often asked – what supplements are
safe during pregnancy.  Max Muscle Sports
Nutrition carries several that I highly recommend to pregnant and nursing moms
(if you aren’t nursing, you aren’t sharing the supplements post-partum with
your baby so you can choose any range of supplements).
Protein Powder – these are easy portable ways to get
nutrition in on the go, especially when you either don’t feel like eating or
don’t have the time to cook protein.  Max
Muscle offers a variety that are safe for both mother and baby.  MaxPro and Triple Whey are milk based
proteins and generally safe for for pregnant moms.  Test babies tolerance if nursing by having
one shake a day, if baby shows no signs of increased irritation 1-2 hours post
shake than you can assume it was ok.  If
you desire is to add more shakes do so, every 2-3 days, similar to how you
introduce new foods to your baby.
Omega 3-6-9 – opt for a high quality nutraceutical.  This is good for both mom and baby – reducing
inflammation, enhancing brain function and provides essential fats.  Another option is the Omega 3 plus.

Multi-Vitamin – choose a high quality prenatal multi-vitamin
and take it during your entire pregnancy and post partum as long as you nurse
your baby.  The additional iron, folic
acid and b-vitamins are good for developing red blood cells, reducing neural
tube defects in babies, and preventing anemia. 
I highly recommend the MN Prenatal.

**For more on this topic, be sure to check out Corry’s book- 9 Months In 9 Months Out.  Written by several women who are both mothers and experts in their field, this book discusses the second nine months of pregnancy- the ones AFTER the baby is born.  
This post is brought to you by Corry Matthews, owner of Max Muscle Sports Nutrition in Manassas and Springfield.  Corry is a mother of 2, author, and certified nutrition expert with a speciality in pregnancy-related nutrition. You can reach her at: 
                                                       Corry Matthews 703-772-7113