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does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Probably not: Are you wondering whether it would be a problem for a diabetic mother to breastfeed? The breastmilk may have elements from the blood serum but it is secreted in the milk ducts and not directly produced from blood serum. So I don't think mother's blood sugar will affect baby through breastfeeding

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