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Breastfeeding moms... missmommy.x3 J,A&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Windsor, Ontario 12749 posts
6th Oct '12

Did you take prenatal vitamins while you breastfed?

Momma Kylee TTC since Nov 2013; 3 kids; Concho, AZ, United States 3310 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting missmommy.x3 J,A&B:" Did you take prenatal vitamins while you breastfed?"


yes

\\Michelle Marie// Due November 1; 1 child; Florida 1292 posts
6th Oct '12

Yes I sure did!

J+K= Bri&Colton:) 2 kids; Windsor, PA, United States 8468 posts
6th Oct '12

Yep still do at 8 months and counting!

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3231 posts
6th Oct '12

yes I still have them, so why not!

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
6th Oct '12

i have them but forget just like when i was prego lol

missmommy.x3 J,A&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Windsor, Ontario 12749 posts
6th Oct '12

Well, I feel pretty shitty.
I haven't been taking them.
Could I just take a regular vitamin instead?

E.P. Mom Due March 14; 1 child; Texas 2668 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting missmommy.x3 J,A&B:" Well, I feel pretty shitty. I haven't been taking them. Could I just take a regular vitamin instead?"

the prenatals are better because they have more folic acid and some have dha which is necessary for babies... but if all you have is regular vitamins, they're better than nothing!

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
6th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sophie's dairy cow:</b>" i have them but forget just like when i was prego lol"</blockquote>




:!:

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
6th Oct '12

when I remembered. lol I have to cut all vits in half and take half in the morning and half at night or I puke all the place. Even when I'm not pregnant

missmommy.x3 J,A&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Windsor, Ontario 12749 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting E.P. Mom:" the prenatals are better because they have more folic acid and some have dha which is necessary for babies... but if all you have is regular vitamins, they're better than nothing! "

I have horrible gag reflexes and the huge prenatals make me gag everytime, which usually results in me throwing up ): lol.
Which is why I asked.

blessed with girls x4 4 kids; Wisconsin 6305 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting missmommy.x3 J,A&B:" I have horrible gag reflexes and the huge prenatals make me gag everytime, which usually results in me throwing up ): lol. Which is why I asked."


They have prenatal gummies, I got mine at Walmart.

usernametx Texas 19748 posts
6th Oct '12

no
your body will prioritize the breastmilk, the nutritional content does not vary much with what you consume. prenatals are more to keep your personal levels up.
if you eat healthily with wholefoods, it's largely unnecessary. Real food is far better than a pill. There are a few specific supplements that are good for nursing, and for all people in general, but i do not take mixed ones because most are synthetic and just stop you effectively using natural nutrients anyway. I think it's more about commercial gain than helping and it's certainly not something i'd feel guilty for not taking.

Lotus Effect 2 kids; Ontario 28 posts
6th Oct '12

I do, I've been taking them for the past 4 years straight now, a little awkward when you run into someone you know while buying them and they assume you're pregnant lol

Gir! 2 kids; Ohio 7504 posts
6th Oct '12

Absolutely. I also crushed them up and put them in my morning smoothie. Most of the horse pills can not even be half used up by the time they make their way out of your body. They are so full of binding agents that your body couldn't possible break it all down (USUALLY). You can use a pestle and mortar or a pill crusher to do that. I used a mortar simply because I could grind it up super fine.