Postnatal Health

Vaishali Khanna


Shyft Habit Coach

January 10, 2023

Critical nutrients for postpartum mothers

::Iron. It's important to replenish the iron you lose during childbirth. If you're breastfeeding, your iron stores supply your baby with iron for their proper development and thyroid function ::Vitamin B12. B12 is required for proper red blood cell development, energy production, and helping to form our DNA. Babies with inadequate B12 levels are often more irritable, and have an increased risk for failure to thrive, developmental delays, and poor brain growth. ::DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid. Infants of mothers with a high DHA concentration in their breast milk have been shown to have improved brain and vision development. Even if you’re not breastfeeding, there has been research in the role of DHA in enhancing mental focus, and reducing inflammation and the risk of postpartum depression ::Vitamin D. It supports the immune system, brain, and nervous system and reduces risk of postpartum depression and anxiety.

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