Pregnacare Breast-feeding
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Pregnacare Breast-feeding

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A carefully balanced, expert formula that brings together the key nutrients needed specifically for the breastfeeding period, helping to safeguard your diet when it matters most. From Pregnacare - the UK’s No.1 pregnancy supplement brand.

  • Brain & Eye Development - each capsule provides 300mg DHA. Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal brain and eye development of breast-fed infants**
  • Bones - 700mg calcium, vitamin K & D and magnesium which contribute to the maintenance of normal bones
  • Vitamin D - includes 10µg vitamin D, the exact level as advised by the UK Department of Health during breast-feeding
Over 20 Nutrients, including:
Vitamin D

Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division


Specifically formulated with an ideal, moderate level of iron


Needed for the maintenance of normal bones


Contributes to normal production of thyroid hormones and function

Omega-3 DHA

Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal brain & eye development of breast-fed infants**

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Pregnacare Breast-feeding Formula

Postnatal vitamin and mineral tablets with calcium plus Omega-3 capsules

Post-natal micronutrient tablets

Nutritional Information Average per 2 tablets % NRV

Vitamin D (as D3 400IU)

10 µg


20 mg α-TE


70 µg


70 mg


Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

5 mg


Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

2 mg


Niacin (Vitamin B3)

20 mg NE


Vitamin B6

10 mg


400 µg


6 µg


150 µg


Pantothenic Acid

6 mg


700 mg


150 mg


16 mg


15 mg



1000 µg


30 µg



150 µg


Betacarotene (Natural Source)

2 mg


*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value, µg = microgram
mg = milligram, IU = International Units.

Pregnacare Omega-3 Capsules


Tablet Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Maltodextrin, Magnesium Oxide, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Polydextrose, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Talc, Glycerin, Colours [Calcium Carbonate, Iron Oxides]), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Anti-Caking Agents: Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid & Magnesium Stearate, Bulking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ferrous Fumarate, Zinc Sulphate, Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate) (from Soya), Crosslinked Cellulose Gum, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Betacarotene (Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Mononitrate), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol), Riboflavin, Copper Sulphate, Vitamin K (Vitamin K1), Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenate.

Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

Nutritional Information Average per capsule % NRV
600 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)
300 mg


EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
60 mg


*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value,
mg = milligram


Capsule Ingredients: Omega-3 Fish Oil (Docosahexaenoic Acid Concentrate) (from Fish), Capsule Shell (Pharmaceutical Grade Gelatin [Halal Bovine Source], Glycerin & Natural Flavour Lemon Oil.

Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.



Swallow each with water or a cold drink and take with a main meal. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed recommended intake. Take on a full stomach. Can be started at any point after childbirth, and used for as long as required during and after breast-feeding.

  • No artificial colours, preservatives, lactose or yeast. Gluten free
  • Pregnacare is not tested on animals


For Allergy Advice and other usage information see Nutritional Information.

Pregnacare Breast-feeding FAQ

Why Has Pregnacare Breast-feeding Been Developed?

Pregnacare Breast-feeding is a dual pack providing a postnatal micronutrient tablet and fish oil supplement formulated to help support the nutritional requirements of new mothers throughout the postnatal period and while breast-feeding. It provides micronutrients including 700mg calcium and 10µg vitamin D3, the recommended levels for lactation plus an Omega-3 capsule to provide a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as maternal intake contributes to the normal brain and eye development of breast-fed infants**.

Why are Omega-3 fatty acids important?

These fatty acids are passed to the baby via breast milk and helps in the development of the baby's brain and eyes. Pregnacare Breast-feeding provides 300mg DHA, the level recommended by international experts*.

When is Pregnacare Breast-feeding recommended?

Pregnacare Breast-feeding is recommended after childbirth to help safeguard your nutritional needs during the postnatal period. During breast-feeding, there maybe extra nutritional demands placed on your body and intake recommendations of certain nutrients maybe increased whilst lactating. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE BREAST-FEEDING TO USE THIS PRODUCT, AS IT IS IDEAL FOR ALL NEW MUMS. The formula will also help new mums following pregnancy as a general postnatal supplement following pregnancy to replace depleted nutrients.

How pure is the fish oil in Pregnacare Breast-feeding?

Only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil, has been used in Pregnacare Breast-feeding capsules. To ensure maximum benefit the oil is carefully concentrated to increase its DHA and EPA content and further purified. Each batch is rigorously tested, certified, and fully compliant with stringent EC and WHO rules on environmental pollutants.

What do I need to know before starting to use Pregnacare Breast-feeding?

Pregnacare Breast-feeding has been carefully developed by a team of medical experts including highly qualified pharmacists and medical consultants, and is based upon solid scientific research evidence, as a nutritional safeguard for women after pregnancy whilst breast-feeding. Pregnacare Breast-feeding replaces your usual daily multivitamin.

Can Pregnacare Breast-feeding be used alongside medicines?

As a general rule, Pregnacare Breast-feeding can be taken alongside medications because it contains only moderate levels of vitamins and minerals. However, if you are already taking prescribed supplements or medications, seek advice from your doctor or health professional first. As Pregnacare Breast-feeding contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare Breast-feeding except on the advice of a doctor.

How many tablets and capsules does one pack of Pregnacare Breast-feeding contain?

Pregnacare Breast-feeding contains 56 postnatal micronutrient tablets (two per day) and 28 Omega 3 DHA capsules (one per day).

How and when should Pregnacare Breast-feeding be used?

Two tablets and one capsule per day is recommended with or immediately after your main meal, with water or a cold drink. Taking Pregnacare Breast-feeding with a large meal maximises the absorption of the nutrients, and can reduce nausea which is sometimes experienced if supplements are taken on an empty stomach. Pregnacare Breast-feeding should only be taken on a full stomach. Always ensure that Pregnacare Breast-feeding is taken with plenty of liquid to wash down the tablet and capsule. We do not recommend chewing the tablets or capsules because they have not been formulated as chewable preparations.

Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Pregnacare Breast-feeding?

Pregnacare Breast-feeding has no known side-effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended tablet and capsule intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately.

Is Pregnacare Breast-feeding suitable for vegetarians?

No. Pregnacare Breast-feeding is not suitable for vegetarians as it contains a fish oil capsule. Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), present in vegetable oils such as flaxseed but this process is very inefficient. Pregnacare Breast-feeding contains fish oil as it provides a much more reliable, direct source of DHA and EPA. The foetus and infant in early life need to receive these fatty acids directly as they only have a limited capability to convert essential fatty acids to more active long chain fatty acids such as DHA.

What Are The Nutrients Included?

The key nutrients found in our Pregnacare Breast-feeding product includes Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, Biotin, Magnesium, Calcium and Omega-3 DHA.To see the full list of ingredients for this product please click on the nutritional information tab found on this listing.

Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%. Is this safe during Breast-feeding?

NRV levels are calculated to help prevent the most basic vitamin and mineral deficiency states. The levels contained in Pregnacare Breast-feeding are specific to normal requirements whilst lactating. This is why some levels of nutrients in Pregnacare Breast-feeding are higher than the NRV (e.g. Vitamin D, the recommended level is 200% NRV). Importantly, all levels are safe and well within upper safety guidelines for daily self-supplementation.

Does Pregnacare Breast-feeding contain Vitamin A (retinol), because excess may be harmful during pregnancy?

Pregnacare Breast-feeding does not contain any vitamin A either in the multivitamin tablet or the special fish oil DHA capsule. The multivitamin tablet has been carefully formulated specially for pregnancy to contain a moderate (non-excessive) level of betacarotene (provided as natural mixed carotenoids) instead of vitamin A. Betacarotene (pro-retinol) is converted into vitamin A naturally by body as required, and is safe and suitable for pregnancy. The Omega 3 capsule in Pregnacare Breast-feeding is produced from fish oils that are certified free from Vitamin A and therefore safe to take throughout pregnancy.

What happens if I forget to take my Pregnacare Breast-feeding and miss a day?

A regular intake is recommended, but don't worry, this will not have done any harm. Simply take Pregnacare Breast-feeding on the next day when you remember, and take as directed. You should not take more than the recommended amount on subsequent days to make up for any day(s) that you have missed. Whilst it is important to take a supplement every day, if you miss one day this is fine because the beneficial effects of the vitamins and minerals build over time.

Can I take Pregnacare Breast-feeding before I give birth?

Pregnacare Breast-feeding can be taken during pregnancy if required as you change over from Pregnacare, Pregnacare Plus or Pregnacare Max. It does not matter whether the day you change over to Pregnacare Breast-feeding is before or after giving birth.

Difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules is fairly common - do you have any advice?

Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively, trying different methods, and hope that our tips will help you swallow tablets with ease.

The usual advice for those who have difficulty in swallowing tablets, is to break the tablets into 2-3 pieces, before swallowing with plenty of liquid. For capsules (which contain liquid), and in cases where people have more difficulty in swallowing tablets we recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop it into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider automatically to swallow the chewed food and hence it should go down with greater ease. Alternatively the tablets or capsules may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies. We hope these tips are of help.

How to subscribe to Pregnacare Breast-feeding?

Each Pregnacare Breast-feeding pack contains 28 days supply (4 weeks). We recommend subscribing to 1 pack every 4 weeks.

 When your diet isn’t just for your own benefit, you need optimum nutritional intake that you can pay forward. Pregnacare Breast-feeding gives you comprehensive nutritional support with a balanced range of micronutrients and responsibly-sourced, high-purity Omega-3.

When your diet isn’t just for your own benefit, you need optimum nutritional intake that you can pay forward. Pregnacare Breast-feeding gives you comprehensive nutritional support with a balanced range of micronutrients and responsibly-sourced, high-purity Omega-3.

No artificial colours or preservatives

No yeast or lactose

Gluten Free

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