January 25, 2018

We hope you've decided to at least try breastfeeding. Even if you only nurse your baby for a few days or weeks, that early milk, called colostrum, provides an important source of antibodies to protect against disease as baby's own immune system develops during the first year.

Making breast milk is hard work for your body.  The baby depends on the mother for nutrient requirements.  Eating a healthy diet while you are breastfeeding is important because what you eat determines the energy, protein, nutrient and vitamin content of your breast milk.  Full Locks vitamin supplements take into account the needs of you and your baby. We want you to have the energy you need to get through your day and look great too!

Most doctors suggest breastfeeding women take some sort of multi-vitamin to help supplement their diets.  

Did you know that breastfeeding benefits you, too?

  • It helps your uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size and reduces post-delivery bleeding.
  • It makes it easier to lose those pregnancy pounds (you burn up to 500 extra calories a day nursing).
  • It may reduce your risk of postpartum depression and breast and ovarian cancer.
  • It can delay the return of your period (although you should still use some form of birth control when you resume intercourse).
  • It saves money (no formula!)