Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Support
Pregnancy and parenthood are exciting and sometime stressful times. It is important that you look after yourself and form healthy habits for yourself, your partner and your new child. Your maternal health professional will explain to you the importance of a healthy, well-balanced diet to ensure that you are getting the right nutrients. Some of the nutrients required during pregnancy and breastfeeding include:
- Vitamin B12
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids
- Vitamin D
Some women may not get enough of these nutrients from their diet or may have low levels. Your maternal health professionals will advise you to take a supplement if you need one during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many of these nutrients can be provided in a single supplement so that you don’t have to take lots of tablets! Your pharmacist can help recommend the best supplement for you. Not all supplements are equal and one brand may not include enough of some nutrients that you require.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and looking after young children can also lead to other conditions. Our highly trained staff can assist with advice and provide treatment for:
- Morning sickness
- Nipple and oral thrush
- Pain and inflammation
The Cottage Pharmacy staff can help you and your partner to ensure that your health is maintained during and after pregnancy. We can also assist you or your partner with:
- Quitting smoking
- Weight loss
Not all medicines and vitamins are suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Our pharmacists can advise you about which medicines to avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding and offer alternatives.
The Cottage Pharmacy can provide new mothers with the necessary equipment to assist breastfeeding. We stock an extensive range of Medela breastfeeding products, such as bottles, teats and manual expressing pumps. We also have Symphony® breastpumps available for hire.
For every Medela Swing® and Swing Maxi® breastpump sold, The Cottage Pharmacy will donate $20 to Rivers Gift to raise awareness and funds for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDs).
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and baby products
We stock a large range of pregnancy, breastfeeding and baby products, perfect for baby shower gifts or presents for a new mum or bub.
Giftware – we have a wide range of gifts for both mums and babies, including gift packs.
Baby care – we have all your baby care needs, from skincare to vitamins.
Love Tea – a range of teas for anyone to enjoy, with specific teas for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Ollie owl – support pillows.