Pregnancy, Breastfeeding Family friendly, safe Protein Powder – Australian Made


A pregnancy safe protein powder is hard to find. However after a long search I have finally found a a chemical free “no nasties” protein  supplements suitable for both pregnancy and postpartum breastfeeding by the amazing  SWITCH NUTRITION.


Essential Protein Requirements during Pregnancy and throughout Motherhood

During pregnancy and while breastfeeding it is recommend you increase your daily protein by 15%.

Why ? As protein is pretty much the building block of life. Every cell in your body and your baby’s growing body requires protein. Just think about all the cells that are growing during pregnancy, this means protein is and essential nutrient so supplies must be adequate.

Inadequate protein intake during pregnancy my increase a child’s risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes later in life. Low protein is also linked to low birthweight in infants (particularly true if meat and protein is low during pregnancy).

Plus recent research has found that most women are 40% protein deficient. Protein is essential for postpartum tissue healing, breast milk supply and for a healthy metabolism for the long runway of motherhood

Learn more about evidence based nutrition here.


Eating a wide selection of protein is recommended during and after pregnancy. This can be challenging if you are nauseous and exhausted – so finding a suitable protein supplement can be helpful for you to meet these daily requirements.  However, the information online regarding whey protein and supplements for pregnant women can be overwhelming. As every female body is different, I suggest a combination of you doing your own research, and speaking to a health care professional to discover what is right for you, your body and your baby.

Below is what I have personally found.

Nasties in Protein Powder

After researching many products during and after my own pregnancies, I found there are SO many protein supplements, that are terrible for pregnant women or breastfeeding women. My main concern was they contain a massive amount of artificial agents and additives, artificial colour, sugar alcohols and even foaming agents ! ugh !


Additionally some protein supplement suppliers often recommend a dose that is simply too large for the body to absorb, this is simply a marketing spin to make customers believe they can get more out of a certain product, which is futile as the excess is simply expelled from the body.  Studies also show that an overdose of protein supplements can have negative affects on pregnancy, so it is important to be cautious.

Natural and Australian

SWITCH NUTRITION WPI 95 contains a Premium Cross Flow Micro Filtered Whey Protein Isolate and Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate to provide fast absorbing protein that is good for you, your digestion and contains NO NASTIES.


Best of all it’s AUSTRALIAN MADE right here where I am in sunny Queensland

  • WPI 95 & Hydrolysed Wpi
  • Rapid Absorption
  • High Protein, Low Carb & Low Fat
  • No Added Lactose
  • Naturally Sweetened
  • Contains All 9 Essential Amino Acids
  • Contains Digestive Enzymes
  • Family Friendly, Breastfeed and Pregnancy friendly
  • Tastes Amazing
  • Best of all you get a discount off your next order with my code BODFAB

All of SWITCH NUTRITION pure protein supplements are safe to use before, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. So there are issues with incorporating them into your daily diet to increase your protein intake providing you aren’t using the protein powders as a sole source of nutrition.  

Protein boosted Smoothies


What type of Protein powder will suit you best ?

There are a variety of protein supplements at SWITCH Nutrition.  However you can be assured they are premium, low carbohydrate protein powders, which designed for the most sensitive digestive systems and are the perfect addition to your healthy pregnancy and motherhood diet to providing vital nutrients for both you and your baby.

Switch nutrition protein varieties include :

  • WPI 95 which comes in unflavoured, peanut brittle, chocolate milk (perfect for the kids)
  • PROTEIN SWITCH which is organic sprouted plant protein (dairy free – not gritty)
  • COLLAGEN SWITCH – perfect for postpartum hair loss support and postpartum tissue healing
  • SNACK SWITCH – delicious natural and organic, high protein, gut friendly protein bars DAIRY AND GLUTEN FREE – buy individually or grab a handful as the flavours are amazing – Choc Peanut Butter Bar, Choc Berry Ripe, Choc Fudge Brownie, Choc Pineapple Chunk

I also love VITALITY SWITCH – a great way to boost your GREENS INTAKE (add it to my GREEN GODDESS SMOOTHIE or simply mix with water) as it’s a super greens powder




What is WPI protein ?

Whey Protein or WPI (whey protein isolate)  is typically higher in protein than pea, contains a little less carbohydrates and digests faster. Whey is obviously a dairy based protein so if you’re sensitive to dairy or looking to avoid animal product then this isn’t the product for you. The Whey Protein Isolate or Concentrate also comes in  ‘pure’ which means it doesn’t contain any natural stevia or natural flavour (and you can basically flavour it yourself (in a smoothie with a banana, berries etc). 


What is Pea Protein ?

Pea Protein is  a ‘vegan’ or ‘dairy free’ option for anyone who needs to avoid both animal product but dairy in particular (generally due to intolerance) and pea has an excellent amino acid profile, it does digest a little slower than whey and contains around 10-15% less protein per serve than whey. 

SWITCH Nutrition Dairy Free protein is called PROTEIN SWITCH – an organic sprouted plant protein that contains pumpkin seed protein, watermelon seed protein, hemp seed protein, pea protein and algae protein – which provides NO GRITTY TEXTURE (which most traditional pea proteins contain) – with an added patented digestive enzyme its great for your belly and body !


With a 30 day money back guarantee why don’t you try it here ?

If you’re still unsure, SWITCH Nutrition offer all of their popular products online in a variety of sizes and bundles with a 30 day money back guarantee. Plus an incredible variety of healthy recipes to help inspire you on how you can boost your protein intake.



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Happy protein boosting !


P.S If you have an dietary or medical concerns please consult your medical practitioner prior to supplementation.

Looking for further safe and effective nutrition guidance for during pregnancy and beyond ?

Grab my complimentary NUTRITION GUIDE here.

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About Dahlas

Dahlas Fletcher is one of Australia’s most respected and successful certified and experienced Pregnancy and Female Fitness Trainers. Her goal is to help you be the happiest, most fabulous version of yourself, inside and out.

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