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I am diabetic (type 1) and on a pump. I want to breastfeed my triplets when they are born. Suggestions?

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Diabetic mothers should: monitor their blood glucose levels very carefully while breastfeeding, keeping in mind that their levels will vary irregularly during feedings.
Avoid medicinal herbs, such as fenugreek, which can alter blood sugar levels.You can breastfeed!it may be overwhelming to think about breastfeeding with diabetes, but with proper preparation/monitoring, you'll succeed!

In brief: See below-you can!

Diabetic mothers should: monitor their blood glucose levels very carefully while breastfeeding, keeping in mind that their levels will vary irregularly during feedings.
Avoid medicinal herbs, such as fenugreek, which can alter blood sugar levels.You can breastfeed!it may be overwhelming to think about breastfeeding with diabetes, but with proper preparation/monitoring, you'll succeed!
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