Are you staying well-nourished during the important breastfeeding phase? Here’s how you can meet your increased nutrient needs to help keep your energy levels up and support breastmilk supply (plus scroll till the end for giveaway deets!)
We all know how busy these WFH days can get — wake up, work, give the baby a feed every few hours, work some more, whip up something quick to eat in between, rinse and repeat. (And if you do manage to squeeze in some healthy cooking and a workout among all that chaos, please mama, teach us your ways!)
Nourish Yourself First
This breastfeeding life can be tough but so worth it. Who else remembers being with their bub 24/7 in the precious newborn days and being able to freely latch on demand? Keeping up with a breastfeeding routine while slowly easing back into everyday life (whether it’s going back to work or running errands as a stay-at-home mama) is always challenging. Giving our little ones all this liquid gold is the top priority, but we can’t forget about first nourishing ourselves so that we have the energy to look after our little ones and enjoy time with them!
Maternal milk can be helpful during such a hectic phase, especially when our schedules get so busy that we don’t have enough time to take care of our own nutritional needs. Maternal milk can also help you sustain a steady supply of breastmilk, enabling you to maintain a regular feeding schedule. Incorporate 2 glasses of Similac Mum as part of your individualised healthy eating plan and you’ll meet your increased nutritional requirements as a breastfeeding mum (man, do we get mega appetites when we breastfeed or what?!).
Similac Mum Nutritional Benefits
For modern mamas on a tight schedule, sleeping in can be such a luxury. Making a full breakfast may not be in the cards, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get the same nutrients from a quick breakfast! If you want to start your mornings in a jiffy, Similac Mum can help — there’s a choice of delicious Vanilla or Strawberry Yoghurt milk chock-full of nutritious ingredients! This most complete* maternal milk with 27 key vitamins and minerals has been scientifically studied among pregnant and breastfeeding mothers1‡. With an improved EyeQ Plus nutrition system, Similac Mum contains Natural Vitamin E & Lutein, DHA and prebiotic (FOS) to help maintain a healthy digestive system. Other key ingredients include Choline (Vitamin B), Iron and Folate to help reduce fatigue (so key for us mamas who are juggling it all!).
It’s also the lowest in fat^ and a ‘Healthier Choice’+ option, as certified by Health Promotion Board, making it the perfect healthy nourishing drink that’s so good for you.
So while breastfeeding can be oh so challenging, trust us when we say it’s such a rewarding experience. It’s natural for you to feel challenged in this new phase of motherhood, but with the right support we’re sure you’ll genuinely enjoy the journey – as they say, the nights are long but the years are short!
Connect with a wider breastfeeding mum community by following the Million SimMums Facebook page. They’ve got a ton of helpful posts with advice on leading a balanced lifestyle with baby in tow, plus useful tips to guide you through pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding. Make sure you also check out their The Breastfeeding Life video series for more inspo!
Win two months’ supply of Similac Mum!
Try out Similac Mum for yourself by entering their giveaway to win a two month’s supply! Post a photo of how you’re working to be ‘best for baby’ in your breastfeeding life on Instagram and tag @sassmamasg @millionsimmums #BeingBestForBaby and #SimilacMum! All posts/entries must include the official accounts and hashtags to qualify. Giveaway valid from 22 December 2020 – 1 January 2021. T&Cs apply. Good luck, mamas!