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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there key nutrients I should look for in my postnatal vitamins?
Yes, in your postnatal vitamin, look for these three key nutrients:
  • Methylfolate: Helps support healthy neuro-development, influences mood, sleep, memory, and more both children and parents.
  • Iron: Supplies oxygen to the body and the brain by attaching to red blood cells. Helps red blood cell production, boosts energy, and supports attention span.
  • Methylcobalamin (vitamin B12): Needed to make serotonin. Serotonin affects mood, sleep, memory, and more. It is also needed for your body's energy production.
Why should I take a postnatal vs. a prenatal vitamin?
Postnatal vitamins, like our Mama Bird Postnatal Multi+ are formulated for the period of time after having a baby and for support during breastfeeding.
There are a few differences between the Mama Bird Prenatal Multi+ and the Mama Bird Postnatal Multi+. Since nausea and a slower digestive system are no longer an issue, the herbal blend in the prenatal has been replaced by an organic wellness blend. The wellness blend provides vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients that help support the demands of being a new mother.
Since mothers are no longer supporting the baby in the womb, their bodies no longer need the higher amounts of methylfolate needed for their baby's neuro-development. The amount of methylfolate has been decreased to 600 mcg, which is 100% of the daily value for women.
What is methylation?
Methylation is the production of methyl groups which your body needs for a vibrantly healthy life. It is the “central control dial of life.” Methyl groups turn your body systems on and off and help it function properly.
Your body takes the food you eat and converts it into methyl groups. This takes time and energy, and sometimes your body can't do this properly, especially if you are under stress. When you take methylated vitamins, your body doesn't have to work extra hard to change the vitamins or food you eat into a version with methyl groups.
How long should I take postnatal vitamins and supplements?
The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends taking postnatal vitamins for as long as you are breastfeeding. Some experts recommend continuing beyond that time, especially if you are planning another pregnancy. Your body will be better prepared for your next pregnancy if you maintain high levels of important nutrients.
Is it okay to take postnatal vitamins while breastfeeding?
Yes, it's okay to take postnatal vitamins while breastfeeding. In fact, it's not only okay, it's a good idea. The best vitamins for breastfeeding moms can help by supporting your body's ability to produce milk, increasing milk supply to help keep up with your baby's demand. Breastfeeding supplements also support your overall health while helping you provide for your baby.
What is the difference between Mama Bird Postnatal Multi+ and Mama Bird Postnatal Recovery?
Mama Bird Postnatal Recovery provides extra support post-birth. It provides an additional vitamin B complex to get your energy back, a high-potency iron to fight anemia and fatigue, additional folate to nourish brain health, and vitamin D3 and B12 to beat stress and balance mood.
For best results, use Mama Bird Recovery along with Mama Bird Postnatal Multi+ for the first few months or as needed.

After the first few months, you can take Mama Bird Postnatal Multi+ on its own.