Magnesium & breastfeeding

Magnesium & breastfeeding

Why is it so important to take enough magnesium while breastfeeding? Read more here.

Magnesium & breastfeeding

During breastfeeding, mother and baby establish a particularly close bond which is highly important for the mental and physical development of the newborn baby. Breastfeeding mothers not only give food, security, protection and love to their babies, in fact breastfeeding is also fostering the development of a stable immune system. For a healthy start in life, of your baby you should ensure that you are taking enough minerals such as magnesium.

For the baby:

  • Breast milk contains all the important nutrients
  • Breastfed babies are less likely to develop allergies and diabetes or to become overweight (children are protected from illnesses)
  • Breast milk supports your child’s development
  • Breast milk is free from bacteria and has anti-infective properties
  •  Breastfeeding provides warmth, security and comfort

Breastfeeding & magnesium intake

Why is it so important to supplement your magnesium intake while breastfeeding? The answer is simple: mothers pass the mineral to their breastfed children only partially. Therefore, the German Nutrition Society (DGE) and the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB)* recommend that breastfeeding mothers should have a daily magnesium intake of 390 mg.

Breastfeeding & Diasporal®

In order to ensure that you have an adequate intake of magnesium and fluids while breastfeeding, you can take Magnesium-Diasporal® 400 EXTRA, granules for oral solution.

Find out more about Magnesium-Diasporal® 400 EXTRA, granules for oral solution.

*Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (USA)

Magnesium-Diasporal® 400 EXTRA, Trinkgranulat

Good to know:

In order to prevent infections or cracked nipples we recommend to use Garmastan® ointment. It soothes and protects the sensitive skin while you are breastfeeding. Garmastan®’s soothing and antibacterial properties are attributed to the blue active ingredient guaiazulene, found in the essential oil of the guaiac tree.

Find out more about Garmastan® ointment

Garmastan® Salbe