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Eating Too Much Sugar While Breastfeeding
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
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
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
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
Dear sir, does eating too much sugary foods make my 3 month old baby more active and thus cause her to have difficulties in sleeping? I am breastfeeding since she was born. Thank you. Best regards.
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
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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