Taking Care of Myself to Better Take Care of My Son


This post is sponsored by Pure Encapsulations.

Having a newborn makes it very difficult to find time to take care of myself. I'm so grateful to have my parents here to help out and try to make a point to get outside once a day to go for a walk or run, and take a nice long shower after! I look forward to that hour all day, and I come back to my role as Mom with a much better attitude.

Since I'm nursing I am extremely careful about what I eat and how it may effect him. A few times a week I find myself researching online to make sure something I'm about to eat or drink is okay to have while nursing.

One thing I have been vigilant about is taking a multivitamin every day since leaving the hospital. The nurses there brought me one every morning, and the doctor made sure to tell me to continue taking one for as long as I'm nursing. I've been taking some generic store brand so I was excited to try the multivitamin from Pure Encapsulations. They sent me a few supplements to try out and, after clearing it with my doctor, I've been taking the O.N.E. multivitamin, Vitamin D drops and Magnesium (as needed.)

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I've taken magnesium supplements for years to help with muscle cramping and anxiety. It also helps with utilizing nutrients, promotes healthy bone metabolism, and supports the cardiovascular system. I eat a fairly balanced diet so I don't take this regularly, but I'll take one after a run out in the heat (you lose a lot of magnesium via sweat.)

When my pediatrician found out I was breastfeeding he recommended either I, or the baby, take Vitamin D drops. Apparently it's the only nutrient that breastfeed babies don't get enough. IMG_0710 - Copy

All of Pure Encapsulations products are extremely high quality. As I said before I'm not messing around with what I put in my system now that I'm literally feeding my baby with it.  They do not contain hidden fillers, coatings, artificial colors, wheat, gluten, nuts or hydrogenated oils. Every product is non-GMO and hypoallergenic.  So - they are extremely 'pure' supplements!

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One thing I was very pleasantly surprised to see was that the Multivitamin comes in capsule form! I'm so over the giant tablets I usually take. IMG_0711

With everything else I've been stressing out over regarding the baby (seriously, the worries are never ending!) it's nice to have one less thing I have to think about. I really do try to eat well now that I can't use pregnancy cravings as an excuse, but I feel better knowing if my diet is lacking in any area that I'm supplementing with a high quality multivitamin and little man is off to a great start in life.

What supplements do you take on a regular basis? 

Do your kids take a multivitamin? How old were they when they started?