Every breastfeeding mum wants to know the secret to “quality” breastmilk. Super foods, that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins, have been proven to boost the quality of milk. Plus, mums everywhere can attest to cutting back on the junk food and following a strictly well-balanced diet. Only the best for baby!
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Do I have to supplement my diet?
If you’re eating right, a nutritious diet will be enough to supplement the minerals, vitamins and antibodies present in breastmilk, and needed for your baby’s development. There are some circumstances where the quality of your milk could be affected. A shortage of the following have been shown to directly impact the overall nutrients found in breastmilk.
- vitamin B6
- vitamin B12
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Who should be taking supplements to improve breast milk quality
Read our checklist for supplementing your diet on the next page…