Can I Take Collagen While Breastfeeding?
As a new mother, you may be looking for ways to improve your health and wellbeing, and one of the options that you may have heard about is taking collagen supplements. Collagen is a protein that is found in your skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. It is an essential nutrient that helps to keep your body strong and healthy, and many people believe that taking collagen supplements can help to promote healthy skin, reduce joint pain, and improve overall health. However, if you are breastfeeding, you may be wondering whether it is safe to take collagen supplements. In this blog post, we will explore the safety and potential benefits of taking collagen supplements while breastfeeding.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein that is naturally produced by your body. It is the most abundant protein in your body, and it is found in your skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. Collagen provides structure and support to your tissues, and it helps to keep your skin firm and elastic. As you age, your body produces less collagen, which can lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, and joint pain.
What are collagen supplements?
Collagen supplements are dietary supplements that contain collagen. They are typically made from animal sources, such as cows, pigs, or fish, and they come in various forms, including powders, capsules, and tablets. Many people take collagen supplements to improve the health and appearance of their skin, reduce joint pain, and improve overall health. Include information on an easy and tasty way to include collagen in your diet and internally link to your tea & hot chocolate bundle: https://www.breastfeedingteaco.com/products/lactation-bundle-1?_pos=2&_sid=c212974ec&_ss=r&variant=43291915813082
Is it safe to take collagen while breastfeeding?
Collagen supplements are generally considered safe for most people, including breastfeeding mothers. Collagen supplements are made from animal sources, and they do not contain any harmful chemicals or additives that could be harmful to your baby.
What are the benefits of collagen while breastfeeding?
Collagen supplements may offer several potential benefits for breastfeeding mothers. Here are some of the potential benefits of taking collagen supplements while breastfeeding:
- Promote healthy skin: Collagen supplements may help to improve the health and appearance of your skin. They can help to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, which can be common after giving birth.
- Reduce joint pain: Many new mothers experience joint pain, especially in their hips and knees. Collagen supplements may help to reduce joint pain and improve joint function.
- Improve gut health: Collagen supplements may help to improve gut health by reducing inflammation and supporting the growth of healthy gut bacteria.
Does collagen increase milk supply?
Some studies suggest that collagen may help to increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers (provide more detail here).
Collagen supplements are generally considered safe for most people, including breastfeeding mothers. They may offer several potential benefits, such as promoting healthy skin, reducing joint pain, improving gut health, and boosting milk production. We’ve also written a blog discussing taking collagen during pregnancy (add internal link: https://www.breastfeedingteaco.com/blogs/blog/is-it-safe-to-take-collagen-during-pregnancy
Can I drink collagen while breastfeeding?
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It is important to remember that supplements should not be used as a replacement for a healthy diet and lifestyle. A healthy diet that includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods is the best way to support your overall health and wellbeing, especially during the breastfeeding period.
Jordana Edwards is founder of Clean Tea Australia and The Breastfeeding Tea Co. Created in 2013 in collaboration with her naturopath mother, Jordana first sold Clean Tea at the markets in Byron Bay before growing her “little tea stall” into a multimillion dollar ecommerce global business.As the recipient of an astounding 5 awards at the 2020 Ausmumprenuer Awards, this business powerhouse has also been listed as one of the 2020 Remodista International “Women to Watch” in business disruption, as well as being a nominee as a Facebook “Community Leader” for her work training, mentoring and supporting women in business in her local and rural area.