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Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold

Generic Name: Multi-vitamin supplement (see Action for details)
Product Name: Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold

Indication of Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold

Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold may help women obtain the amount of folate they need 1 month prior to conception, during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Folate requirements increase immediately after a woman becomes pregnant and inadequate folate in the very early stages of pregnancy has been associated with the risk of brain and/or spinal cord birth defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly. Therefore, taking Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold 1 month prior to conception and during pregnancy may reduce the likelihood of these defects in the infant.

Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold also contains other micronutrients that may be beneficial during pregnancy and breastfeeding for both mother and baby.


Your doctor will be able to advise if this product is suitable for you. Consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplement.

Vitamins and supplements in pregnancy For more information on vitamin and mineral requirements during pregnancy, see Micronutrient Requirements and Supplements During Pregnancy.
Nutrition and breastfeeding

For more information on healthy diets while breastfeeding, see Nutrition During Breastfeeding.

Action of Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold

Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold contains the following active ingredients:

Fish oil -  natural (tuna oil) containing 160 mg
omega-3 marine triglycerides as Docosahexaenoic 
acid (DHA, 125 mg) and
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 25 mg)

500 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine nitrate)

500 μg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

750 μg

Nicotinamide

7.5 mg

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride)

750 μg

Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)

1.5 μg

Folic acid

250 μg

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

30 mg

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol 6.3 μg)

250 IU

Natural vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol 3.5 mg)

5.2 IU

Mixed carotenoids as Dunaliella salina (natural source) extract (equiv. to fresh cell 72 mg)

2.9 mg

Calcium (as calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous 200 mg)

59 mg

Phosphorus (as calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous 200 mg)

45.6 mg

Magnesium (as magnesium oxide – heavy 49.8 mg)

30 mg

Iron (as ferrous fumarate 15.7 mg)

5 mg

Zinc (as zinc sulfate monohydrate 22.2 mg)

8 mg

Iodine (as potassium iodide 98.3 µg)

75 µg

The body needs more of some vitamins and minerals during pregnancy and breastfeeding to support the health of the mother and her developing baby.

Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold provides 17 essential nutrients including 10 vitamins, 6 minerals and omega-3 fatty acids that may be beneficial during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold provides:

  • Iodine to promote healthy development of baby’s brain and hearing.
  • A daily dose of 500 µg of folic acid that may reduce the risk of brain and/or spinal cord birth defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly if taken daily for 1 month prior to conception and during pregnancy.
  • Omega-3 essential fatty acids to promote healthy development of baby’s brain and eyesight.
  • Iron, necessary to transport oxygen around the body and for energy production.
  • Zinc for a healthy baby’s normal growth and development.
  • B group vitamins which are important for the production of energy.

Dose advice of Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold

 

Dose information

Adults – The dose recommended by the manufacturer is 2 capsules a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.

Always read the label. If you have any queries about the correct way to use this product, please ask your doctor. Individual results may vary.

Contraindications

Do not take Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients in the capsule.

Precautions

Tell your healthcare professional if:

  • You have a thyroid condition or any other medical problems.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.

Do not exceed the stated dose except on medical advice. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect/spina bifida, you should seek specific medical advice. Not to be taken with Blackmores Conceive Well™ Gold, Blackmores I-Folic®, Blackmores Folate, or other folic acid-containing supplements.

Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold is not for the treatment of iron deficiency.

Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Always read the label. Use only as directed.

If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor.

Pregnancy

Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold may be used in pregnant women and those who are planning a pregnancy in the near future.

Breastfeeding

Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold may be used during breastfeeding.

Children

Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold is not recommended for use by children under 12 years of age.

Schedule of Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold

Unscheduled. Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold is a listed medicine in Australia.1

References

  1. Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold public summary: No. 184600 [online]. Woden, ACT: Therapeutic Goods Administration, eBS Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Medicines; 4 June 2011 [cited 20 June 2011]. Available from: URL Link
  2. Blackmores pregnancy and pre-conception range product detailer. Blackmores Ltd: NSW 2011 [Cited 20 June 2011]. Available from: URL Link
  3. Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold Capsules: Abbreviated product information [online]. St Leonards, NSW: MIMS Online; March 2011 [cited 21 March 2011]. Available from: URL link
  4. Vitamin and mineral supplementation in pregnancy [online]. East Melbourne, VIC: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; 2008 [cited 22 June 2011]. Available from: URL Link
  5. NHMRC Public Statement: Iodine supplementation for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Canberra, ACT: National Health and Medical Research Council; January 2010 [cited 22 June 2011]. Available from: URL Link
  6. Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold by Blackmores Australia. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. 2011 [cited 22 June 2011]. Available from: URL Link

 

Please note that the Product Information including information such as what a product should be used for, how it works, the dosage and relevant side effects is created by the company who makes the product. For registered medicines, the Product Information is carefully validated by the relevant Australian health authority, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). However, for complementary medicines the Product Information is NOT routinely checked by the TGA. Therefore it is important that you do NOT take any complementary medicine without first speaking with your doctor.

Dates

Posted On: 30 March, 2011
Modified On: 14 March, 2014


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