Diabetes and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the normal and natural way to feed and nurture a baby. A diabetic mother who breastfeeds has an advantage as breastfeeding reduces the impact of the normal metabolic and hormonal changes that take place after giving birth. When you breastfeed, your body continues to support you and your baby, making your diabetes easier to manage in the days after birth.

Later on, gradual weaning helps you to maintain control of your diabetes. If you have diabetes, this information sheet will help you with the practicalities of getting breastfeeding off to a good start.

Mothers purchasing this may also find the following publications useful:

Antenatal Expression of Colostrum information sheet describing how to save expressed colostrum in case your baby needs extra care after birth
Hand Expression of Breastmilk 

Available as a pad of 50 tear-off sheets, pack of 25 sheets, as a single sheet or within our information sheet selections (including our cost-effective sample set of ALL information sheets).


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well written and researched. i was able to take this along to my diaband clinic and show the midwives, together with the 'antenatal expression of colostrum' leaflet and they were really supportive of how determined i am that this baby won't need topping up when she arrives

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