IS PROTEIN SAFE WHEN PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
TO PROTEIN POWDER OR NOT TO PROTEIN POWDER?
The truth is, consuming protein powder can be very beneficial throughout your pregnancy and breastfeeding journey as it can provide you (and mini you) with an additional nutritional boost (yay!).
The other truth is, as with any other food supplement, it’s important to consume the appropriate amount in moderation. Too much protein has its own set of risks. So, it’s crucial to get the nod of approval from a medical professional before adding protein powder to your diet.
Most of the confusion around protein powder and pregnancy though is whether brands are actually safe or not (and we don’t blame you for being confused!).
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PICK THE RIGHT PROTEIN POWDER?
If you’re expecting, breastfeeding (or eating for two!), you want to make sure you’re choosing a product that is free from artificial nasties and unnecessary preservatives—aka junk that you and your baby don’t need.
Picking the right protein powder will ensure you and your baby are consuming only the best ingredients. This is especially important as the right protein powder can support your ability to produce nourishing breastmilk and aid your post-pregnancy recovery.
WHY CHOOSE HAPPY WAY?
Made from 100% all-natural and high-quality ingredients, our protein powders, BCAAs, greens and reds powders are safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Free from artificial flavours and sweeteners, we use stevia leaf and thaumatin so you can satisfy your cravings in moderation for the health of you and your baby.
Our protein powders are also GMO and pesticide-free, and full of flavour if we do say so ourselves!
Here are our top picks:
WILL PROTEIN CHANGE THE TASTE OR CONSISTENCY OF MY BREASTMILK?
Protein powders, generally speaking, don’t pose a threat to the taste or consistency of your breast milk (phew!). Instead, they provide you and your developing baby with the essential nutrients and vitamins that you otherwise would not be getting.
Rest assured, the boob juice is safe!
LOOKING FOR WAYS TO INCORPORATE PROTEIN INTO YOUR DIET?
Mama, we’ve got you!
We’ve come up with three delicious (and quick to whip up) recipes to get you through the preconception, pregnancy and postnatal period. Check them out below.
1. BREASTFEEDING SMOOTHIE
2. BREASTFEEDING PORRIDGE
3. NOURISHING GREEN LACTATION SMOOTHIE
Disclaimer: The following information is general in nature and for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. We strongly recommend you consult your doctor or health professional to obtain a qualified answer to your question.For expert information, visit this Healthline article!