When I was pregnant with Cormac, I got a little bit obsessed with proper nutrition. I took both a prenatal vitamin and an Omega-3 supplement. I also tried to eat as healthily as possible, though it wasn’t easy considering my huge cravings for sugar!
The hardest thing about taking my vitamins was how they upset my stomach. I was often nauseous for about half an hour afterwards, even though I was eating a meal at the same time. So, I was very excited to learn about MegaFood Baby & Me supplements. Not only are they packed with all the nutrition pregnant and breastfeeding women need, they’re also designed to be less likely to cause nausea the way some other supplements do!
So, what makes the Baby & Me products different? The secret is whole foods. The supplements are all made with whole food products (like Vitamin C from oranges and Vitamin A from carrots), which means that they’re less likely to lead to an upset stomach since they are digested in a way that’s similar to the body processing real food.
I recently received MegaFood’s Baby & Me Herb Free prenatal supplement and MegaFlora for Baby & Me probiotic supplement to test out for myself. Since I’m also passionate about making sure I’m getting all my vitamins during breastfeeding, I looked forward to seeing how the products worked for me. Glancing through the list of vitamins and minerals in the Baby & Me Herb Free supplement, I was happy to see that it had all the essential nutrients I wanted, including iron, folate, magnesium and Vitamin B.
The MegaFlora for Baby & Me was another blend that I was very excited to try. I have taken probiotics regularly for about two years, but only recently learned that the probiotics in my own body could pass through my breastmilk to my baby as well!
The MegaFood variety contains not just a high-quality probiotic blend derived from real food, but also contains ginger and prebiotic foods for maximum digestive health! I liked the addition of ginger specifically, since it’s helpful for reducing bloating and indigestion. I had my gallbladder taken out a few years ago, and suffer from occasional bloating because of that. I appreciated the fact that I could help soothe my digestion while also getting the probiotics my body (and my baby) needed!
I tried both Baby & Me supplements for about a week to see how my body reacted. I try to take some of my daily vitamins first thing in the morning and since I don’t usually eat a big breakfast, I was a little concerned I’d still have a bit of nausea to deal with. I was pleased to notice that when taking the Baby & Me Herb Free supplement, I felt fine even if all I’d eaten was a small handful of mixed nuts.
I also noticed that the MegaFlora for Baby & Me didn’t give me the sour stomach feeling that some probiotics do. In fact, after a few days of taking the supplements, I noticed that I was less bloated overall and didn’t suffer from indigestion after a heavy meal like I had previously!
If you want to experience the difference whole foods make in a supplement, MegaFood Canada is here to help! The company is very generously offering two lucky Mommy Kat and Kids readers a prize pack containing Baby & Me Herb Free and MegaFlora for Baby & Me, a $120 value! To enter to win, just use the form below.
In addition to being gentle on the digestive system and made with whole foods, MegaFood Canada Baby & Me supplements are dairy free, soy free, gluten free and vegetarian, making them a perfect choice for all kinds of dietary needs. Find them at health food stores across Canada and online retailers including Well.ca, and help ensure that you and your baby are getting all the nutrition you both need!