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Can women with diabetes breastfeed their babies?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

I encourage all mothers with geatational or regular diabetes to breast feed.
Your body has prepaired itself for the process & your body will make nutritious breast milk even as you struggle to keep your own levels normal. The bm you make will mobalize and transfer some of the pregnancy acquired fat into the milk helping baby grow & you stabalize your system.

In brief: Yes

I encourage all mothers with geatational or regular diabetes to breast feed.
Your body has prepaired itself for the process & your body will make nutritious breast milk even as you struggle to keep your own levels normal. The bm you make will mobalize and transfer some of the pregnancy acquired fat into the milk helping baby grow & you stabalize your system.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The health benefits of breast feeding are numerous and well documented.
Breast feeding may help prevent the development of diabetes in mothers and in babies. For diabetic mothers requiring pharmacologic therapy, it appears that breastfeeding moms may want to use Insulin to control the diabetes instead of oral medications (see http://flip.Dlvr.It/rt).

In brief: Yes

The health benefits of breast feeding are numerous and well documented.
Breast feeding may help prevent the development of diabetes in mothers and in babies. For diabetic mothers requiring pharmacologic therapy, it appears that breastfeeding moms may want to use Insulin to control the diabetes instead of oral medications (see http://flip.Dlvr.It/rt).
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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