• Enfamil Expecta® Prenatal Dietary Supplement - For Pregnant and Nursing Moms

Enfamil Expecta® Prenatal Dietary Supplement

For Pregnant and Nursing Moms

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 3, 2018

  • Description/Indication
    • Enfamil Expecta Prenatal Supplement is a complete multivitamin/mineral and DHA dietary supplement tailored to help meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women. The patient should consult her doctor before taking any supplement. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is an important structural element of the brain and retina*,†. DHA is a component important for baby’s brain and eye development*,†.

      These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

      † The effects of DHA on infant brain and eye development have been studied using a range of methods and different sources of DHA including fish oils and DHA derived from algae (which is the source used in Expecta). The chemical structure of DHA is the same, regardless of which of these sources is used. For more information, consult your physician.

  • Product Features
      • A Complete Prenatal Multivitamin/Mineral and DHA Supplement
      • Choline:
        • Helps support baby’s brain development*
        • Helps meet the increased requirement for choline during pregnancy and lactation
        • Choline is a nutrient most prenatal supplements lack
      • DHA
        • 200 mg DHA/softgel
        • Expert recommended DHA to help support brain and eye development*,†
        • Non-fish source of DHA, mercury-free with an added hint of lemon for digestive comfort
      • Vitamin D:
        • 50% higher level of vitamin D (600 IU) versus the leading brand (400 IU)
      • Folic Acid:
        • Provides 100% recommended daily value for folic acid
        • Helps support brain development and central nervous system development*

      These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

      † The effects of DHA on infant brain and eye development have been studied using a range of methods and different sources of DHA including fish oils and DHA derived from algae (which is the source used in Expecta). The chemical structure of DHA is the same, regardless of which of these sources is used. For more information, consult your physician.

  • Supplement Facts
    • Softgel

      Serving Size: 1 Softgel Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      Calories 5
      Total Fat 0.5 g 1%
      DHA§ 200 mg §

      * Percent daily values are based on a 2000 caloric diet. ¶ Daily value not established.

      Multivitamin & Mineral Tablet

      Serving Size: 1 Tablet Amount Per Serving % Daily Value||
      Vitamin A (50% as Beta-Carotene, 50% Vitamin A Acetate), IU 4000 50%
      Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid), mg 60 100%
      Vitamin D (as D3 Cholecalciferol), IU 600 150%
      Vitamin E (as Vitamin E Acetate), IU 30 100%
      Thiamin (as Thiamin Mononitrate), mg 1.7 100%
      Riboflavin, mg 2 100%
      Niacin (as Niacinamide), mg 20 100%
      Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), mg 2.5 100%
      Folic Acid, mcg 800 100%
      Vitamin B12, mcg 8 100%
      Biotin, mcg 300 100%
      Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate), mg 10 100%
      Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate), mg 300 23%
      Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate), mg 28 156%
      Iodine (as Potassium Iodide), mcg 150 100%
      Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide), mg 50 11%
      Zinc (as Zinc Oxide), mg 15 100%
      Copper (as Cupric Sulfate), mg 2 100%
      Choline (as Choline Bitartrate), mg 55 §

      § Daily value not established. || % Daily Value for pregnant/lactating women.

  • Product Form
    • Enfamil® Expecta® Prenatal Dietary Supplement is available in a carton pack with 30 DHA softgel and 30 multivitamin and mineral tablets.

      Item #: 3006E7
      Description: Expecta DHA Multivitamin Combo Pack
      Unit Size: 12 Combo Packs
      Cal./Unit: N/A
      Prod. Yield / Unit (fl oz): N/A
      Case: 12 cartons per case
      HCPCS Code: N/A
      Reimbursement Code: 0087–510585

  • Composition
    • Ingredients: As noted in supplement facts.

      Other Ingredients: Softgel: Gelatin, glycerin, high oleic sunflower oil, water, lemon oil, soy lecithin, rosemary extract, colors (carmine and turmeric), ascorbyl palmitate (antioxidant), and mixed natural tocopherols (antioxidant).

      Other Ingredients: Multivitamin and Mineral Tablet: Microcrystalline cellulose, partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, croscarmellose sodium, fish gelatin (vitamin E emulsifier derived from cod, pollack, haddock, hake, cusk, redfish, sole & flounder), mono & diglycerides, talc, beef gelatin, ethyl cellulose, yellow 6 lake, antioxidants (sodium ascorbate, dL-alpha-tocopherol, citric acid), BHT (a preservative). May contain shrimp.

      WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. KEEP THIS PRODUCT OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

  • Directions For Use
    • Take one softgel and one tablet daily with a meal. Swallow whole with water. For adults only. Consult a doctor before taking any supplement.

  • Product Characteristics
      • Mercury-free, non-fish source of DHA with an added hint of lemon for digestive comfort
  • References
    • 1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Fats and Fatty Acids in Human Nutrition: Report of an Expert Consultation (2010).

      2. Makrides M. Is there a dietary requirement for DHA in pregnancy? Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2009;81:171-174.

      3. Koletzko B, Lien E, Agostoni C, et al. The roles of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy, lactation and infancy. Review of current knowledge and consensus recommendations. J Perinat Med.2008;36:5-14.

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      5. Jensen CL, Voigt RG, Llorente AM, et al. Effects of early maternal docosahexaenoic acid intake on neuropsychological status and visual acuity at five years of age of breast-fed term infants. J Pediatr. 2010;157:900-905.

      6. Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline. Washington, DC: The National Academy Press; 1998.

      7.Zeisel SH, Niculescue MD. Perinatal choline influences brain structure and function. Nutr Rev. 2006;64:197-203.

      8. Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Washington, DC: The National Academy Press; 2011.

      9. Yu CK, Sykes L, Sethi M, et al. Vitamin D deficiency and supplementation during pregnancy. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2009;70:685-690.

      10. Koletzko B, Cetin I, Brenna JT, et al. Dietary fat intakes for pregnant and lactating women. Br J Nutr. 2007;98:873-877.

      11. Benisek D, Shabert J, Skornik R. Dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids by pregnant or lactating women in the United States [abstract]. Obstet Gynecol. 2000;95(suppl):77s-78s.

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