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Maternal Health – Postnatal & Breastfeeding

Part of "For Every Step of Life's Journey" Product Concept Line-Up

With a new baby to look after, taking care of her own nutrition needs can be a big challenge for new moms, but convenient, nutrient dense bars and beverages can help.

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Postnatal & Breastfeeding

The baby arrives, and the importance of nutrition is still as crucial as ever. Breastfeeding is top of mind for many new parents, and it is essential for breastfeeding mothers to get the nutrients they need to pass along to their little ones. First, mothers need to be sure they’re getting enough calories to keep up their milk production. Second, it’s essential to reach higher protein levels to repair postpartum cells and provide positive cell growth and function for the baby1. Other vital nutrients in this stage of the maternal journey are similar to those in other stages, like Choline, SAMe, Calcium, B vitamins, and Vitamin D2

Nutritional Needs 

Important Nutrients Include3,4,5

  • Calcium
  • Protein 
  • Iron 
  • Choline 
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • SAMe
  • DHA 

Glanbia Nutritionals Solutions 

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Postnatal Immunity Strawberry Crisp Bar

Inspiration 

Breastfeeding moms need to do three things: consume healthy calories throughout the day, stay healthy, and snuggle their baby*. This bar helps out with the first two. NeoShield™ contains lactoferrin and immunoglobulins, which have been shown to provide an immediate and long-term immunity response6. It also contains 8 grams of high-quality protein to help breastfeeding moms reach their 70-80 g per day goal7.

*In a recent study conducted by Glanbia Nutritionals, it was quickly found that breastfeeding moms do, in fact, have more than three things to do throughout the day. Thank you to all moms. We truly appreciate all that you do!

Key Benefits 

  • 8 g of protein per serving 
  • 6.5 g of NeoShield™ 
  • 6% Daily Value of calcium 

Glanbia Nutritionals Ingredients

Crunchie™ Milk Protein Crisps: High protein extruded crisps made with milk protein and rice starch delivering superior texture and flavor to enhance texture and crunch in food applications. 

BarPro® 292: A milk protein isolate that is ideal for bar formulations. The controlled protein solubility allows greater versatility in a formulation, contributing to improved texture and extended shelf life.

NeoShield™: A concentrated whey protein produced using our selective transfer membrane system which concentrates whey components such as lactoferrin, immunoglobulins, and milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) phospholipids for immune and cognitive support in toddlers, children, and maternal health.

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Milk Chocolate Protein Crisps 

Inspiration 

Postnatal nutrition emphasizes the need for increased calcium and protein consumption. Still, it doesn’t always consider that mothers have had some pretty substantial food restrictions for the last nine months, and they may be ready to ease up a bit! Well, we get it, but we believe in delivering healthy food in ways that only make you feel like they’re indulgent. Crunchie™ Milk Protein Bites do just that! High protein crisps coated in delicious milk chocolate are a great way to deliver protein, calcium, and a little indulgence to the postnatal nutrition consumer. These bites are versatile and lend themselves to sweet (chocolate, caramel, white chocolate peppermint) and savory (jalapeno, cheddar) flavor options.

Key Benefits 

  • 6 g of protein per serving 
  • 8% daily value of calcium 
  • Only 2 g of sugar

Glanbia Nutritionals Ingredients

Crunchie™ Milk Protein Bites: Larger high protein extruded bites made with milk protein and rice starch delivering superior texture and flavor for a protein snack or cereal. 

Postnatal Plant-Based Smoothie 

Inspiration 

New parents are busy (duh) and finding the time to be sure their nutritional needs are met often takes a back seat to making sure baby's needs are met. Still, it's extremely important that parents, especially breastfeeding mothers, are getting plenty of the good stuff. Not only does it benefit them, but it also benefits baby during a critical time in their physical and mental development. 

Key Benefits 

  • Essential nutrients for postnatal and breastfeeding women 
  • Prebiotic 
  • Magnesium Threonate and 5HTP for increasing serotonin levels in the brain 
  • Good source of choline, calcium, vitamin D3 and K2 

Glanbia Nutritionals Ingredients

All N™ Off-the-Shelf Postnatal Premix: This All N Off-the-Shelf premix has been pre-formulated with active ingredients, ready to use as a base for new product formulations. Our postnatal premix delivers a source of scientifically supported ingredients for postnatal and breastfeeding women. 

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References 

1. What to Expect. Is It Safe to Drink While Breastfeeding? And More Postpartum Nutrition Questions, Answered. February 2019.  
2. Scientific American. Top 5 Nutrients for Postpartum Recovery. December, 2019.  
3. What to Expect. Is It Safe to Drink While Breastfeeding? And More Postpartum Nutrition Questions, Answered. February 2019.  
4. Scientific American. Top 5 Nutrients for Postpartum Recovery. December, 2019. 
5. Psychology Today. Natural Supplements for Perinatal Depressed Mood. July, 2019.  
6. Actor JK et al. Curr Pharm Des. 2009; 15(17): 1956–1973.  
7. What to Expect. Is It Safe to Drink While Breastfeeding? And More Postpartum Nutrition Questions, Answered. February 2020. 

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