The role of supplement shakes during pregnancy and breastfeeding

  • Roslynn Van Schoor
Keywords: supplement shakes, pregnancy, breastfeeding


Good nutrition is essential for maintaining health throughout life. This is especially true during pregnancy. Women need more energy and nutrients to support a growing foetus and allow for the bodily changes that occur during pregnancy.1-3 Although it is important for both pregnant and breastfeeding women to consume a balanced diet, it can be difficult to meet nutrient requirements through food alone. This is particularly the case for women that follow restrictive diets. For this reason, it may be beneficial for pregnant and breastfeeding women to consider supplementing their diets with appropriate ‘shakes’.1,2