Can Breastfeeding Reduce Diabetes Risk?
Breastfeeding is highly recommended for the babies of women with diabetes. Breastfeeding provides the best nutrition and helps your baby stay healthy.
“Even though I have diabetes, I can still breastfeed my baby. My milk gives my baby exactly what he needs.”
Your Meal Plan
If you’re breastfeeding, you might need more calories each day than you needed during your pregnancy. Your dietitian can provide personalized recommendations and answer any questions you have about what, when, and how much to eat.
After you’ve given birth, you might need less insulin than usual for several days. Breastfeeding can also lower the amount of insulin you need. Diabetes pills are not recommended during breastfeeding.
Low Blood Glucose
You’ll be at increased risk for low blood glucose, especially if you’re breastfeeding. You might need to have a snack before or after you breastfeed your baby. Your health care team may suggest that you check your blood glucose more often than usual.
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Source: National Institute of Health Jun 03, 2011
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