As experts in powdered protein nutrition one of the most common questions we are asked is the safety and use of protein powders during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Healthy weight gain during pregnancy is a big concern for expecting mothers.
Studies show that protein intake during pregnancy (especially trimester two and three) has a huge impact on baby’s healthy growth and development.
Daily protein requirements increase upto 30% during this period and a quality protein powder can be a safe option to help meet these requirements.
Consuming an adequate amount of protein after child birth provides new mothers with optimal nutrients to heal and repair as the body returns to normal, while supporting mothers ability to produce nourishing milk for baby.
Clinical evidence supports a 25% increase in daily protein intake for the first 6 months post child birth which has shown quicker recovery times and a faster return to pre-pregnancy weight.
A quality protein powder can be a safe option to help meet these requirements during this period.