I was one of the lucky ones to breeze through pregnancy with minimal discomfort. I didn’t even have to go through the morning sickness phase. Aside from the occasional heartburn and tiredness, my 38-week pregnancy journey flew by without a hitch.
Before I knew it, it was time to head to the hospital as my daughter decided to make an early appearance. This, too, was rather smooth sailing, allowing me to focus on establishing a good start to breastfeeding.
During my pregnancy and while I was (and still am!) breastfeeding, I knew that it was important to maintain a well-balanced diet to meet both my nutritional needs and my baby’s. Along the way, I also realised that it was equally important to supplement my daily diet – either with multivitamins or a milk supplement – to ensure that I received all the essential nutrients in the right amount.
Check out the next few pages for the list of nutrients which I’ve found to be helpful during pregnancy and breastfeeding.