Can we cut/crush prenatal vitamins if the mother cannot swallow it?

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Yes. For pregnant women who have difficulty swallowing tablets, just take a prenatal supplement that has been halved or crushed.

To facilitate the ingestion of the supplement, it is possible to mix it with food (pureed or liquid). There is no decrease in absorption associated with taking the supplement that way.

No liquid prenatal vitamin and mineral supplement is available in Quebec.

Health Canada recommends that pregnant women take a prenatal vitamin and mineral supplement containing folic acid and iron to prevent neural tube defects and anemia.

Références

Nestlé Materna. (2014). FAQs: J’ai de la difficulté à avaler les comprimés de Nestlé Materna. Que puis-je faire?



Nestlé Materna, service à la clientèle par téléphone, décembre 2012.



Santé Canada. (2009). Lignes directrices dur la nutrition pendant la grossesse à l'intention des professionnels de la santé: le fer contribue à une grossesse en santé.Publication no H164-109/1-2009F-PDF.



Santé Canada. (2009). Lignes directrices dur la nutrition pendant la grossesse à l'intention des professionnels de la santé: le folate contribue à une grossesse en santé. Publication no H164-109/2-2009F-PDF.



 

 

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