I came from my OB Gynecologist yesterday. She cleaned my Cesarean section incision. From my visit as well, she advised me to continue the same prenatal vitamins I took throughout my pregnancy. She also gave a set of vitamins for me to take as most nursing moms have unique nutritional needs that are not necessarily addressed by a typical prenatal vitamin. My OB also stressed that I need these food supplements to ensure optimal health for both myself and the baby. She advised me to take Vitamin D.
Serious protection Vitamin D gives
While breast milk is the best source of nutrients for babies, it, however, doesn’t provide enough vitamin D. My baby needs vitamin D to absorb calcium and phosphorus. Calcium is one of the minerals that the baby and his mother needs for normal bone formation. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteoporosis in adults and rickets in children. Osteoporosis is the decrease in the density of bone resulting in fragile bones, while rickets is the softening and weakening of bones. And to help provide our Vitamin D requirement, I need to take Vitamin D supplements.