You likely are aware of how important magnesium is during your pregnancy, but what about taking magnesium postpartum?
Once you give birth, you are still “eating for two” in a sense if you breastfeed, which means these same deficiencies you experienced during your pregnancy may come to fruition after birth as well.
And, magnesium is essential in treating a serious condition after birth - postpartum preeclampsia. It can also help with a frustrating condition known as breastfeeding aversion. Finally, many women take magnesium to combat postpartum depression.
We’ll cover all this and more throughout the rest of this article. But first, let’s quickly refresh your memory on why you need this mineral throughout your pregnancy.