Friday, September 9, 2016

Premama Lactation Mix

This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

True Story:  I couldn't swallow pills until I was 27.  I was pregnant with Eleanor and had low progesterone and I had to swallow pills to get those levels up.   Since then I have had no problems, but Pre-Mama would have come in handy for me when I needed a prenatal vitamin. 

Premama is a multivitamin in a powdered mix form, and I found mine right in the vitamin section at Meijer. 

It was easy to find and the lactation blend which I picked up when it was $4 off (it will also be $4 off from September 12-25 as well as savings ranging for $3 to $5 on other blends).  There are also mixes to take before pregnancy as well as during.

I don't have an over supply over milk, but I have a daughter who is growing fine and having adequate output so I know that I have enough to meet her needs.

I don't pump often so I'm not sure what would be 'normal' for me to produce- although not be able to pump much doesn't mean your baby doesn't get enough milk.  For me I just don't respond well to the pump, but I like to pump a few times a month to have milk on hand just in case or to mix with oatmeal for Mallory.   I can generally get about 5 oz in 30 minutes on one side (I only do one at a time).

This was done in 24 minutes. 

I didn't try supplements to increase milk production with either girl because I felt like it was to time consuming to figure out what to take, how much to take and finding the time to go get the ingredients or make some recipe.    Premama lactation makes it so easy.  The blend comes in a single use packet.
You can mix it with any cold or room temperature (no hot) non carbonated beverage or blend it into a smoothie.  My blender is broken so I wasn't able to try it this way.

I choose to blend it in a glass of water.  It does need to be mixed up well because I still had sediment in the bottom of my glass (my fault for not mixing it well).  It tastes sweet, and not at all like I expected.

I did notice my stomach felt kind of upset while drinking it the first time, but this is a side effect listed on the box.  It wasn't horrible;l I just drank slowly.

I've never felt my let down when I nurse, I don't have leaky boobs, so like with pumping it's hard to tell what my supply is like.  I drank my Premama mix in the morning and later that afternoon, I kind of had a tingly feeling and my breast felt fuller (like they do sometimes if it's been a while since Mallory nursed).   I wasn't sure if it was coincidence or what so I tried the mix again a day later.

The second time I tried it, I waited a while and pumped to see if it had a effect on that.  While I didn't pump more, I did pump it in less time, so to me it did make a difference.

Premama products contain levels of folic acid equal or greater to OTC brands as well as non-constipating iron and omega 3 fatty acids that are often only available in prescription prenatal vitamins.

For me this isn't a product I would use all the time, because I don't have supply issues, but if I planned to pump to leave Mallory (which will never happen because she won't let me), or did have supply issues I would use this consistently.

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