Can I continue to take prenatal vitamins after delivery?

You may want to continue to take prenatal vitamins after you deliver your baby if you're breast-feeding. That's because your diet directly impacts how much nutrition your newborn gets, which in turn can affect her growth and development. Talk to your health-care provider about continuing your prenatal supplements after you give birth if you're planning to nurse your baby.

If you're not breast-feeding, ask your doctor if there are other supplements you should be taking.
Patricia Geraghty, NP
Women's Health
You absolutely may continue to take prenatal vitamins after delivery. It is recommended that women who are breastfeeding continue prenatal vitamins until after weaning the baby.

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