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Doctor insights on: Eating Too Much Sugar While Breastfeeding

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Can eating too much sugar effect my breastfeed babies poo?

Can eating too much sugar effect my breastfeed babies poo?

2much sugar!: First of all you should not over indulge in sweets, you child's bms are not dependent on your blood sugar levels but certain foods in mom's diet tend to cause diarrhea in babies. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

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 ...Read more

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Blood sugar monitoring--should it be like breastfeeding etiquette?

Blood sugar monitoring--should it be like breastfeeding etiquette?

Why?: It's a normal & lifesaving process that should be a common & accepted part of american life. Some may be squeamish but that's a personal problem. If you're bothered don't look. Why should anyone have to scoot of to a bathroom stall to do something that is simple & quick with today's meters. ...Read more

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I wish to stop breastfeeding-my baby is 5dayd old and has been having formula top up for low blood sugar. Do I just stop or need to ween off the pump?

I wish to stop breastfeeding-my baby is 5dayd old and has been having formula top up for low blood sugar. Do I just stop or need to ween off the pump?

Breast feeding: I am sorry that you want to stop nursing; it is so good for both baby and you. If you continue to pump, your body thinks it is still nursing. You can try pumping less and less each time, but it takes longer. Stopping, although uncomfortable, is the only way. ...Read more

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Can you drink Slimfast while breastfeeding? Or eat sugar free foods/splenda?

Can you drink Slimfast while breastfeeding? Or eat sugar free foods/splenda?

Probably ok: Currently there is no evidence that these affect the baby in any way. ...Read more

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Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

No: Not normally. But if there is a family history, a diagnosis already determined of diabetes, or risk factors (obesity, etc) it is likely a bad idea. It is a great idea to mantain a balanced healthy diet, including mostly non refined (natural) sugars of slower absorption. ...Read more

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Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

No: Not in normal conditions. However, if there is a tendency, risk factors (like obesity), familiy history etc, it will certainly make things worse. As health advice, however, eating too much sugar is always bad anyway. A healthy diet is much better choice, including most sugars non refined (natural, from fruits, etc). ...Read more

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Did diabetes happen by eating too much sugar?

Did diabetes happen by eating too much sugar?

Sugar a Huge Driver: Dominant evidence is that ↑ed sugar intake, all forms, is a huge driver for type ii dm; also ↑ing evidence that ↑ed sugar intake ↑es the incidence of type i. In both cases, sugar intake compounds the disease, after all dm is defined as ↑ed sugar concentrations. Humans can live just fine with zero sugar intake, all needed sugar coming from gluconeogenesis, primarily in the liver. Study dietdoctor. ...Read more

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Can you get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

Can you get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

No: No one has ever developed diabetes simply from eating too much sugar. Diabetes is more common as you get older, more common if you have a positive family history and is 70-90% related to being overweight. Yes, you can gain weight from eating too much sugar, but it's really total calories, as a gram of sugar has only 4 calories and it's 3, 500 calories to gain a pound. ...Read more

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Does eating too much sugar really cause diabetes?

No: In normal situations, that can not be mantained as a truth. However, in presence of tendency to it, risk factors like obesity, family history, it will certainly contribute to make things worse. On the othr hand, eating healthy and using mostly natural (eg from fruits) sugars, in the right proportions, is a much better idea which might decrease probabilities or acquiring or worsening diabetes. ...Read more

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Do people get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

Do people get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

No: No one has ever developed diabetes from eating too much sugar, that;s a popular misconception. It's too many calories and not enough activity that cause the weight gain that predisposes to diabetes - particularly if you have a positive family history and get older. Weight is the most important factor! ...Read more

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Can you develope diabetes from eating too much sugar?

Can you develope diabetes from eating too much sugar?

Yep: You can get diabetes from eating too much of anything- as long as it results in being overweight or obese. Too much fat, sugars, protein- all of that can result in diabetes. ...Read more

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Will eating too much sugar affect my health as a teenager?

Will eating too much sugar affect my health as a teenager?

Yes: A diet with high amounts of simple sugars can cause fluctuations in Insulin levels and lead to highs and lows of perceived energy and mood. Such a diet is associated with overweight and obesity in teenagers, and might increase the risk for type ii diabetes in the future. Simple sugars should compose a small part of your diet. ...Read more

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My question is, does eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

My question is, does eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

No: In normal situations, that can not be mantained as a truth. However, in presence of tendency to it, risk factors like obesity, family history, it will certainly contribute to make things worse. On the othr hand, eating healthy and using mostly natural (eg from fruits) sugars, in the right proportions, is a much better idea which might decrease probabilities or acquiring or worsening diabetes. ...Read more

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Can diabetes actually develop from eating too much sugar? If so, how exactly does this happen?

Can diabetes actually develop from eating too much sugar? If so, how exactly does this happen?

A new study>probably: Type 2 diabetes is strongly hereditary and prior to recently the answer was: if you have an inherited genes for DM then too much sugar or calories in general>obesity>develop DM.**However a recent 10 year study comparing the sugar consumption in 175 countries and the population's development of DM showed a direct connection, independent of obesity. For each additional 12 oz soda/day> DM ^^ 1% ...Read more

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How does eating too much sugar affect eyesight?

How does eating too much sugar affect eyesight?

Sugar and eyesight: Eating too much sugar will not necessarily affect eyesight unless the patient is pre-diabetic or already is a diabetic.
In those cases it may swell the lens of the eye causing the eye to be near-sighted. In a diabetic, uncontrolled sugar intake can also lead to abnormal blood vessels in the retina which can cause significant visual problems. ...Read more

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How do I stop myself from eating too much sugar?

How do I stop myself from eating too much sugar?

Exercise: Self control. Sometimes a supplement of chromium picolinate helps but there is no substitute for self discipllne. ...Read more

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What's a good way to counteract the effects of eating too much sugar?

What's a good way to counteract the effects of eating too much sugar?

Too much sugar: The best way to counteract the efects of too much sugar is really to eat in a more healthly way. Eat appropriate portions. Eat a home cooked, or home prepered meal so you know hwt you are eating. Consult a dietician if needed. Get a medical check up for diabetes, or any other metabolic condition. If you have a tendency to over eat then you may want to consult a counselor for eating disorders. ...Read more

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Can eating too much sugar flare up eczema?

Can eating too much sugar flare up eczema?

No: Laura,

Eczema is an autoimmune skin reaction, usually in response to an allergen. Unless you happen to be allergic to sugar, it should not effect your eczema. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would it be possible to develop diabetes from eating too much sugar and drinking too much water?

Would it be possible to develop diabetes from eating too much sugar and drinking too much water?

No: Diabetes is a condition of lack of enough Insulin or lack of response of the body to insulin. You can not cause it by eating too much sugar or drinking too much water. When you have it, you cannot eat too much sugar as your body will not be able to metabolize it. ...Read more

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Can eating too much sugar or malt drink cause a miscarriage?

Can eating too much sugar or malt drink cause a miscarriage?

Likely not: Everything in moderation. Unless you are diabetic that should nto happen. But I supposes in extremely high amounts anything can have an effect. ...Read more

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Ihave 2 tiny white bumps back of throat, irrating when breathing or swallowing, should I be worried? Came after eating too much sugar

Ihave 2 tiny white bumps back of throat, irrating when breathing or swallowing, should I be worried? Came after eating too much sugar

White balls: Hello, the white balls in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil balls is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected causing your pain. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white balls. Also see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, Lately I'm experiencing some pretty scary cardiac arrest symptoms after eating too much sugar--chest pain, tingles down left arm, spasms?

Hello Doctor, Lately I'm experiencing some pretty scary cardiac arrest symptoms after eating too much sugar--chest pain, tingles down left arm, spasms?

Symptoms of cardiac: Arrest are rapid heart beats, dizziness and loss of consciousness. Not what you are describing. Sounds like you are having a sugar high. Chest pain, tingles and spasms sounds like anxiety. For reassurance you should see a health care provider and have testing to exclude cardiac issues. Then you need to make better life style choices. ...Read more

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Do diabetic complications come from plainly just eating too much or just the sugar itself?

Do diabetic complications come from plainly just eating too much or just the sugar itself?

Both: Diabetes does damage when high blood sugar injures cells, & is also associated with high cholesterol and blood pressure (which can be salt-sensitive). Being overweight can increase all of these problems. At any weight, the healthiest diet for a diabetic (or anyone!) is one with lots of natural fiber & fresh natural foods, mostly healthy fats, & minimal processed/refined carbs (sugar, white flour). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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