What is Mum-2-B Breast Feeding Support?
Mum-2-B Breast Feeding Support Formula has been developed by Pharmacists, Naturopaths and Health Care Professionals to provide essential nutrients to women while breast feeding. Its strong safety record and TGA/GMP manufacturing process in Australia has guaranteed a premium product, which is tested and compliant with strict Australian Standards.
Mum-2-B Breast Feeding Support provides adequate nutrient levels and increases the chance of healthier babies. These vitamins and nutrients are necessary for brain development, muscle and nerve function, bone development, eyesight and hearing.
How does Mum-2-B Breast Feeding Support work?
Mum-2-B Breast Feeding Support will supplement the breast milk with the required nutrients. Natural herbs such as Fenugreek and Fennel stimulates and increases the production of breast milk significantly. Probiotics such as Lactobacillus may reduce the risk of allergies such as Eczema. Probiotics may also support a healthier immune system.
What’s in it?
• Iron – The iron requirement of a woman more than doubles during pregnancy and breast feeding. This is due to increased red blood cell formation and foetal growth. Iron is also important for fatigue.
• Copper assists the body in absorbing iron and is required for the production of haemoglobin.
• Folic Acid is essential for cells to grow, reproduce and divide.
• Manganese is an important mineral during rapid growth. It is also an important cofactor for vitamins to better absorb into the system.
• Zinc also plays an vital role for growth, development and enzymatic reactions.
• Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 & B12 are essential during breast feeding and their main function is to assist in energy and stamina. B group vitamins help break down carbohydrates, protein, amino acids and lipids into energy. They are also important in hormone production, iron metabolism and maintaining the health and stress management capabilities of the nervous system.
• Vitamin D is important as it increases the absorption of calcium into the bones, ensuring a strong and healthy skeletal system for the baby. If the mother is lacking in vitamin D, levels of calcium will also decrease. This causes the body to source it from the mother’s bones in an attempt to increase serum calcium. This will then affect the mother’s bone density and strength.
• Calcium and Magnesium are essential minerals, important not only for bone and teeth strength of the baby, but also for regulation of heart rate and muscle contraction. Calcium is also important to prevent osteoporosis later in life.
• Choline Bitartrate is important for the baby’s nerve development, brain development and muscle function.
• Iodine is required for adequate thyroid function which is essential for the infant’s normal cognitive development.1 Recent literature highlights the re-emergence of iodine deficiency which may have adverse consequences, particularly during pregnancy.2
• A recent study displayed that 60% of pregnant women surveyed had low iodine levels.3 The national Iodine Nutrition Study completed in Australia 2006, highlighted that over 50% of Australian children also have low iodine levels.4
• The growing baby requires choline for brain and muscle development.