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.
A4 double-sided information sheet available as a single sheet or a bound pad of 50.
"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."