Diabetes and Breastfeeding — Why Breastfeed? Soper, PhD. Eyal S, et al.
For Type 1 diabetic mothers this can decrease their need for insulin during the breastfeeding period. Mothers who have Type 2 diabetes may find they require less hypoglycemic medication while breastfeeding. Good control of your insulin levels is important while breastfeeding.
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Breastfeeding is the normal and natural way to feed and nurture a baby. If you have diabetes you may be concerned about whether you can breastfeed. The answer is yes.
Don't miss out! Create your free JWatch. Mothers who lactate for at least 6 months face a lower long-term risk for diabetes than their nonlactating peers, a prospective study in JAMA Internal Medicine finds.
Jump to navigation. Babies born to women who have diabetes during pregnancy, either already existing or gestational, are at increased risk of low blood sugars after birth. This is because the babies have been exposed to higher than usual blood sugar glucose levels during the pregnancy and so have been producing relatively high levels of insulin.
Breastfeeding has many benefits, both for you and your baby. Most women with diabetes are able to breastfeed their babies. It is important to keep in mind though, that breastfeeding may require some practice, support and persistence. The milk usually comes in on the third day after the birth, but it may be delayed by 24 to 48 hours.
If they show signs of hypoglycaemia, they will be put on a glucose drip immediately. Breastfeeding is the recommended way of feeding your baby. Diabetes in itself will not have any effect on your ability to breastfeed your baby.
Reuters Health - Mothers who nurse their babies now have another reason to continue as long as they can: longer periods of breastfeeding are associated with a lower risk of diabetes even decades later, a U. Mothers are advised to continue breastfeeding for at least one year, a practice that previous research has linked to a lower risk of depression, obesity, and certain cancers. For the current study, researchers examined data on 1, mothers without diabetes at the outset. Over the next 25 years, women developed diabetes.