Should I continue taking Iron supplement while breastfeeding?
I was advised to continue taking iron pills after my babies were born since I had been anaemic during both pregnancies. One of my midwives said it can take 1-2 years for your body to fully recuperate after a birth and for your vitamin levels to be normal and stable, especially if there were issues during pregnancy. Are you concerned about the baby getting too much iron? If you are barely getting enough, the baby certainly won't be overdosing through your breastmilk. Don't forget that the baby receives it in small amounts and already digested. This isn't the same as giving a baby a supplement directly when they don't need it.Read more
Do note that iron supplements can cause constipation in some women. Why not try food that have high iron like green leafy vegetables and red meat?
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