I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
When I started out my breastfeeding journey with my daughter, I thought we’d stop when she was a year old. I wanted my milk to be the most nutritious it could be and we turned to New Chapter for our vitamin. I told myself that it was my personal goal, and I couldn’t wait to succeed. Starting out it was hard, her latch was not good at all and caused me a lot of pain. I had too much milk, so it was hard for her. (not producing enough milk? try our lactation cookie recipe!) I stuck with it knowing that it was the best for her, not realizing it was the best for HER. She turned out to have a very rare food allergy and was allergic to most foods up until she turned three years old. She has known breastfeeding for most of her life now and for her, it’s completely normal to just nurse and nurse all day. In the past year, we have gone down in frequency, but she still nurses to bed, when she wakes up and here and there throughout the day, and that’s okay!
Extended Breastfeeding with Prenatal and Postnatal Vitamins
I know it’s imperative for me to have my health and wellness in check, after all, I’m still taking care of a tiny human with my body inside and out. When I became pregnant and even after, I have always used New Chapter Vitamins. When you become pregnant, it’s crucial to take prenatal vitamins before, during and even after conceiving if you’re breastfeeding. Also, it’s also important to eat a healthy diet including fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The New Chapter vitamins I received (and used before even taking this campaign) contain Vitamin D3, Iron, and folate which are critical nutrients when creating a baby. When we’re pregnant, our body needs more nutrients – vitamins and minerals.
Why did I choose New Chapter? I wanted something that was easy on my stomach, can be taken with or without food, and whatever time during the day as I please. I also wanted something that was whole food based.
I know one day soon that our breastfeeding journey will eventually come to an end, that being said I still plan to continue taking New Chapter vitamins as a part of my healthy lifestyle. I usually get them at either Amazon.com or The Vitamin Shoppe. They contain fermented vitamins and minerals, beneficial probiotics, whole foods, and it’s a gentle vitamin, I have never had an issue with them. I think it’s due to their whole-food approach with vitamins.It’s made with certified organic ingredients and Non-GMO verified.
Since we’re still nursing the Perfect Postnatal is perfect for us. We still have some Perfect Prenatal and they’re still good to take, but the Perfect Postnatal is formulated for the body for breastfeeding support and after giving birth.* It helps moms after giving birth and formulated especially for our postpartum body.* The boost of Vitamin B6, Iodine and Vitamin D3 are things we need after giving birth and while breastfeeding.*
People will always have an opinion when it comes to YOU nursing. I’ve thankfully gotten positive feedback, although I do have some who voice their “concerns”. That being said I’m doing what is best for us. I remember covering up in the beginning and we quickly learned how uncomfortable that was!
I don’t know when our breastfeeding journey will end, but I do know that I will continue to take my New Chapter vitamins! I love that they use whole food ingredients and even fermented. For me, it’s the best for my baby and my body. Your breastfeeding journey may or may not be like ours. We had a rough first few months, but now it’s effortless. You may breastfeed for six months or six years. Breastfeeding length is your decision and your child’s. When you’re both ready to stop, that is when your journey ends. <3