Iron is essential during pregnancy and lactation.
It gives stamina to the mother, and is essential in proper brain development and blood cell formation for the baby. Also, it helps in treating and preventing iron deficiency anemia! Hence, incorporating iron-rich foods in your diet is extremely important for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
Iron rich foods can either be heme or non-heme based. Heme based iron foods are derived from meat (non-vegetarian), whereas non-heme based iron foods are derived from plants (vegetarian).
Non-Heme sources of iron include :
MamaBix is a food based iron rih supplement to fulfil your iron and folic acid needs during pregnancy and lactation. It also contains Vitamin C to increase the absorption of iron. A fact to be noted is that iron and calcium should not be taken together as calcium inhibits the absorption of iron. Hence supplements like iron pills or MamaBix cannot be taken along with tea, coffee or any other dairy products. To read more blogs on pregnancy and to learn more about MamaBix, click on the links below.