Wellness Hub April 2019 Pregnancy & Infants Nadia Bartel's experience with Swisse Ultinatal Nadia Bartel April 1, 2019 Share Life has been a little crazy of late; welcoming our beautiful boy Henley, preparing Aston for Early Learning Centre and helping my sister prepare for her wedding day! It’s fair to say there has been some big life events happening, none of which, however, get in the way when it comes to the health of my two gorgeous boys. I’ve been an avid user of Swisse Wellness vitamins for years now, using their vitamin and skincare range in my day-to-day routine. Overall health and wellbeing every day is a huge priority for me and my family. Motherhood has made my health and my families health such an important priority. I was excited to see Swisse launch their Swisse Ultinatal range last year, that has since become my favourite range in the market. If anyone is planning, pregnant or raising little ones, it may be worthwhile exploring the Swisse Ultinatal range. 1. When it comes to vitamin D, I’ve always supplemented with Swisse as I have experienced low vitamin D during both of my pregnancies. From pregnancy and now since given birth to Henley, I continue to incorporate a vitamin D supplement into our daily routines, to make sure he and I maintain healthy immune systems. The product I’m using for Henley is the Swisse Ultinatal Vitamin D3 Liquid for Baby (designed for bubs). You might have caught an Instagram story I recently posted, where I explained a few of its benefits. If I was you, I would recommend seeing your doctor first, so you can check-in on what is suitable. As well as his immune system, the Swisse Ultinatal Vitamin D3 Liquid for Baby is designed to support healthy, strong bones and muscle health. Great nutritional support for a growing boy! The vitamin D3 is in a liquid form, meaning it’s easy to pop it into his milk or directly into Henley’s mouth using the dosing device included. I’ll talk about my vitamin D support a little later. 2. The Swisse Ultinatal DHA + EPA Liquid for Baby. This is another liquid form product which is fantastic to help support little ones in terms of their cognitive health and brain function from 7 months+. On top of this, the Swisse Ultinatal DHA + EPA Liquid for Baby is great for their nervous system and eye health. Liquid products are a convenient option for kids and parents with fussy eaters! I simply chop the capsule tails off and squeeze the liquid into his drink- Aston loves his milkshakes and smoothies. Alternatively, I pop it into his Weet-bix or porridge in the morning. This product is only for little ones who are 7 months+. When Henley is a little older, I’ll add the Swisse Ultinatal DHA + EPA Liquid for Baby into his day-to-day feeds. 3. Next up, the Swisse Ultinatal Probiotic Powder for Baby. The powder comes in individual sachets, making the product easy to use. No measuring is required (for new mums with baby brain, this is a saviour!) - one sachet daily into their milk. I mix it up between popping it into Aston’s milk or food. The Swisse Ultinatal Probiotic Powder for Baby contains three probiotic strains, helping to establish a balanced intestinal environment in breastfed infants. It’s great to help maintain bub’s immune health, their gut health and digestive system health. It seems like more and more of us are in tune and educated with our gut health these days. Making sure I’m supporting two healthy tummies in Aston and Henley provides me with a lot of comfort. The last of the Ultinatal range I wanted to write a little on vitamin supplements that are suitable during pre-conception and pregnancy. 4. The Swisse Ultinatal Pre-Conception & Pregnancy Multivitamin. The Swisse Ultinatal Pre-Conception & Pregnancy Multivitamin contains folic acid (which helps to maintain healthy cells, in particular red blood cells), omega-3 DHA (important to help support our brain function) and vitamin D (as I mentioned earlier, vitamin D is an important vitamin in terms of helping to support our immune system & bone health). I was very low in vitamin D when I was pregnant with Aston and had the same issues again with Henley- so for me it was important that I take a nutritional supplement like this to support my pregnancy journey. I adore this product, as it supports general health and wellbeing. Knowing that my two boys can be supported from the inside out is comforting. The new Swisse Ultinatal range fits into my ‘always on’ lifestyle (as my days can be hectic and are never the same). The Swisse Ultinatal range provides nutritional support for mum, dad and baby* (liquid and powder forms). Disclaimer: Always read the label. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Supplements can only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. Follow the directions for use. *Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for 0-6 months. Fenugreek is traditionally used in Western herbal medicine.