Kissun Pharmaceuticals Breast Feeding Support formula has been specially formulated by our Research and Development team to ensure mother and baby are well nourished throughout this journey.

The comprehensive formula consists of:

  • High DHA Fish Oil
  • Iron & Copper
  • Calcium Folinate & Manganese
  • Zinc & Vitamin D
  • Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 & B12
  • Magnesium & Choline Bitartrate
  • Iodine & Fenugreek
  • Fennell & Lactobacillus

…and is the ideal choice for the development of a healthy baby.

WHY IS DHA IMPORTANT?

DHA has been scientifically verified to optimise brain and retinal development in the unborn child, and may improve cognitive development.

DHA also plays an important role in the development of synaptic processing of neural cell interaction and growth, and therefore may have a direct effect on the child’s intelligence.


LETS TALK ABOUT MINERALS

During pregnancy your requirement for everything increases, especially minerals.  This continues on after you’ve given birth and start breastfeeding your baby.  Not only is your body recovering and trying to increase it’s store of minerals again, but you now have a second body to supply for.  This naturally means that you need to increase the quantity of minerals you’re consuming to meet yours and your new baby’s needs.

IRON

The iron requirement of a woman more than doubles during pregnancy due to increased red blood cell formation and foetal growth. Iron is also important for managing fatigue.

A dietary deficiency in iron can result in anaemia which is a common disorder in pregnancy.

ZINC

Zinc is a mineral that acts in the form of zinc metalloenzymes, of which there are over 200 in the body. Zinc has significant actions on the immune, neurological and reproductive systems where it can be viewed as a key mineral for female health, influencing the action of sex hormones.

COPPER

Copper assists the body in absorbing iron and is required for the production of haemoglobin.

CALCIUM & MAGNESIUM

Calcium and Magnesium are essential minerals, important not only for bone and teeth strength of the baby, but also for regulation of heart rate and muscle contraction.

Calcium is also important to prevent osteoporosis later in life.

VITAMINS
B VITAMINS

Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 & B12 are essential and their main function is to assist in energy and stamina. B group vitamins help break down carbohydrates, protein, amino acids and lipids into energy.

They are also important in hormone production, iron metabolism and maintaining the health and stress management capabilities of the nervous system.

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is important as it increases the absorption of calcium into the bones, ensuring a strong and healthy skeletal system for the baby. If the mother is lacking in vitamin D, levels of calcium will also decrease. This causes the body to source it from the mother’s bones in an attempt to increase serum calcium. This will then affect the mother’s bone density and strength.

CHOLINE BITARTRATE

Choline Bitartrate is important for the baby’s nerve development, brain development and muscle function.

OTHER ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

As well as the well known vitamins and minerals, there are other nutrients that our bodies need for healthy functioning and growth.  These are called essential trace elements.

IODINE

Iodine, an essential trace element  plays a role of maintaining thyroid function and is also a potent antioxidant, promoting breast health, modulating the immune system and providing antimicrobial defence.

MANGANESE

Manganese is another important cofactor for bone health. It plays a role in the synthesis and formation of bone, and is a cofactor for several enzymes in bone.

ADDITIONAL NUTRITIVES FOR HEALTHIER BREASTMILK & BETTER FLOW

All of the above mentioned vitamins, minerals and trace elements are the cornerstone of a good quality supplement, but what what really makes Breast Feeding Support stand out from the crowd are the additions of ingredients (we call them nutritives) that specifically assist in the breastfeeding process.

One of the challenges of breastfeeding (especially when you’re doing it for the first time) is that you have this tiny newborn trying to latch on to engorged breasts.  It can take some time (and practice) for you and your baby to work it out, during which they can graze your nipples, your ducts may get blocked and you may end up with mastitis (a very painful inflammation of the breast).

FENUGREEK, FENNEL & A PROBIOTIC

Fenugreek is a plant of the pea family and is believed to stimulate the sweat glands of the breast which may affect breast milk production in this same manner.

Fennel seeds can increase the quantity of breast milk as researchers acknowledge the galactagogue properties of fennel., and studies have found a significant increase in milk production among other mammals.

It contains a compound called anethole, which is chemically similar to the brain’s neurotransmitter dopamine.

Dopamine binds to prolactin, the hormone that stimulates the production of breastmilk and changes its chemical composition, making it ineffective in milk production. Since anethole is identical, it competes with dopamine and binds with prolactin first, but preserves its milk stimulation properties. Therefore, there is a boost in the milk production due to drop in ineffective prolactin-dopamine compound.

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus is a type of probiotic that a recent study has suggested as being good for pregnancy and breastfeeding as it may reduce the risk of allergies such as eczema. This is one of the reasons why Probiotic Lactobacillus Rhamnosus has been added to our formula so that the chances of your baby getting allergies are lowered.

Researchers have also hypothesized that probiotic intervention during lactation may support a healthier immune system in the gut, and promote growth of beneficial intestinal microorganisms.

A trial of Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium lactis given to pregnant women illustrated this:

the probiotic treatment significantly modulated factors related to innate immunity, both in the placenta and in the fetal gut. Probiotic intake then, during lactation had the potential to positively influence a child’s immune system.

In summary, Breast Feeding Support can meet the increased nutritional needs of you and your baby during this special time in your life.