Magnesium can be a precious ally while breastfeeding
UNICEF is promoting the World Breastfeeding Week from the 1st to the 7th of August.
Mother’s milk is the only nourishment that provides the baby with all the nutrients needed for his first six months of live. Mother’s milk supplies the minerals and the vitamines which are crucial for the baby’s development.
The mother’s diet must be healthy and well-balanced, in order to make the nutritional and vitamin supply of the mother’s milk adequate and complete. A varied, nutritious diet ensures that both the mother and the baby get the sufficient daily amount of micronutrients.
Micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals are ones of the most important benefits that the mother’s milk provides the baby, in a natural way. In particular, some elements like calcium, iron, magnesium and vitamin A are among the fundamental ones for a proper physical development of the newborn.
However, no all women are the same. Sometimes, it might be necessary to take an extra contribution of vitamins and minerals while breastfeeding.
UNICEF points out some circumstances that affect negatively the amount of some micronutrients in human milk. Actually, the scarsity of such micronutrients might weaken the quality of the milk:
- Mother suffering from malnutrition: it is recommended to take supplements of zinc, iron, magnesium and vitamin C.
- Lactose-intolerant women: their diet requires food rich in calcium, such as anchovies, sardines, other fishes, nuts, pulses and meat.
- Women with anaemia: in these situations it is recommended a diet rich in iron, magnesium and vitamin C.
- Vegetarian mothers: their babies might show a deficiency of vitamins of the B group, calcium and magnesium.
MSI Wellbeing Magnesium, a 100% natural product, contains the correct daily intake of magnesium and collagen, in addition to a varied, healthy and balanced diet.
We recommend to consult your doctor. He/she will be able to tell you what your body needs.