Wednesday, April 21, 2010

vitamins after the baby...

nearly every new mother i speak with continues taking her prenatal vitamin after she gives birth.  as did i.  of course, this is perfectly fine for a little while.  though you may want to consider getting on a really great multi vitamin as soon as you can.  you'll need it to stay super healthy particularly if you are breast feeding, because the baby sucks everything out of you!

be sure your vitamin has 10,000 iu of vitamin d, and if it doesn't, you can supplement.  also, try to find a multi that has probiotics in it like this fantastic multi vitamin from mercola--i got the seal of approval from my wonderful doctor on this one.

check out getting a blood test that includes your vitamin levels sometime in the first year after birth as mentioned in this previous post.

photo via here.

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