The Vitamins You (& Baby) Need Without the Pills You Hate: #DrinkPremama

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.

Breastfeeding is hard work – I’ve nursed five babies, so I speak from personal experience. It can be especially challenging when you don’t always have the time (or energy) to eat as well as you should. I kept taking my prenatal vitamins after my baby was born, but I hate swallowing pills, plus I tend to get an upset stomach if I don’t eat a meal at the same time I take my vitamins. And regular prenatal vitamins, while containing a lot of good stuff that a breastfeeding mom’s body needs, don’t have any extras to support lactation.

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The Premama family of products are designed for complete maternity wellness, before, during, and after pregnancy. Four of their five products are drink mixes that you add to water, non-carbonated beverages, or smoothies (but no warm or hot beverages), and the fifth is a flavored soft chew. Premama products contain similar levels of folic acid to many prescription prenatal vitamins, and equal or greater levels than most leading over-the-counter brands of prenatal vitamins. They also have Omega-3 fatty acids and non-constipating “gentle” iron that’s usually found only in prescription prenatals.premama-2

  • Premama Fertility is a reproductive support supplement that’s formulated with Myo-Inositol (clinically shown to help improve ovulatory function and egg quality) and Folic Acid to support prenatal health.
  • Premama Essentials is a complete prenatal vitamin, including Folic Acid, non-constipating Ferrochel Gentle Iron, and Vitamin B to boost energy and help soothe morning sickness.
  • Premama Essentials + DHA adds vegetarian DHA to its complete prenatal vitamin – it’s formulated with over 165mg of fatty acids to support baby’s brain and eye development.
  • Premama Digestive Aid is a soft vanilla caramel flavored chew designed to support healthy digestion and a healthy immune system during pregnancy, with probiotics and 2g of fiber per chew.
  • Premama Lactation provides natural lactation support with Fennel Seed, Fenugreek, and Blessed Thistle to help boost milk production. It also contains Folic Acid, Vitamin D3, and Calcium for extra breast milk nutrition.

Premama products can be found at Meijer stores in the vitamin section. You can find Premama near you by clicking here. And from now through September 25th, Meijer is offering special money-saving promotions on Premama products, from $3-$5 off each variety!

I headed over to Meijer with my 10-month-old son, Connor, so I could buy Premama Lactation and give it a try. The Premama products were easy to find in the vitamin section and were all together on the shelf. There are 28 packets (or chews, for the Digestive Aid) per box. A couple of the products (Essentials and Fertility) are unflavored, but Essentials + DHA is citrus flavored and Lactation is Mixed Berry flavored. I was glad to see that Premama Lactation contains 800IU of Vitamin D3, as I’m chronically Vitamin D deficient and my doctor recently recommended that I start taking Vitamin D supplements (again).

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I was a little nervous about trying Premama Lactation, since I’m a pretty picky eater (and drinker) and there are a lot of flavors I just can’t tolerate. When I opened the packet, I was expecting to see something that looked like Kool-Aid mix – not exactly, but pretty close.

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The side of the box has preparation instructions (it’s slightly different for each product, so make sure you look). Premama Lactation can be mixed with either water or any non-carbonated beverage, or it can be blended into a smoothie. You want to make sure you blend it well to completely dissolve it (the directions specifically say “shake”). I put the powder and 12 ounces of water into a container with a screw-top lid and shook it up and then poured it into a glass.

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Looking at the results, I was a little concerned that the drink might have a gritty texture to it, but happily my fears were unfounded and I couldn’t even tell those little particles you can see were there. As for the taste, to me it tasted like flavored water (which always tastes sort of like watered-down Kool-Aid to me). So you could add this to a bottle of water (after you drink some of it), shake it up, and drink it on the go if you wanted to. I liked it better mixed with juice (Cranberry Apple specifically) because I’m not a big fan of the “watered down” taste (although it wasn’t bad by any means). But in my opinion, it’s best when blended into a smoothie (but I’m a big fan of smoothies anyway). I usually go with a cup of yogurt, half a cup of juice, and roughly half a cup of fruit (bananas, strawberries, or raspberries are my favorites, depending on what flavor of juice I’m using that day) and add one packet of Premama Lactation.

You can learn more about Premama products on their website: http://www.drinkpremama.com. You can also find Premama on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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