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Neevo DHA and Breastfeeding

In addition to pregnancy, another time of increased nutritional need is breastfeeding. Neevo DHA is often recommended for breastfeeding women, as nursing mothers and their newborns require extra nutrients and minerals. However, if it is too expensive to keep taking Neevo DHA, you may ask to switch to a less expensive vitamin.

Can I Take Neevo DHA While Breastfeeding?

Neevo® DHA is considered safe for use while breastfeeding. In fact, it is usually recommended that breastfeeding women take a prenatal vitamin, since nursing (like pregnancy) is a time of increased nutritional need.
Keep in mind that it is not a good idea to take too much of any particular vitamin or mineral, so you should not take any additional vitamins and minerals unless you have your healthcare provider's approval.
There is one exception to this suggestion -- prenatal vitamins (including Neevo DHA products) usually do not contain enough calcium for most women. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider about any additional calcium supplementation you may need.

Can I Switch to a Less Expensive Prenatal Vitamin?

The main advantage of Neevo DHA over other, less expensive prenatal vitamins is that it contains Metafolin®, a special form of folic acid ideal for women with high-risk pregnancies. Once you have delivered your baby, you may want to switch to a less expensive vitamin, since it is now less important to take a prenatal vitamin with Metafolin. Your healthcare provider can recommend an appropriate alternative.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Breastfeeding and Neevo DHA

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Neevo DHA and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
In general, Neevo DHA is considered safe -- and actually beneficial -- for breastfeeding women and their infants.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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