Can Diabetes affect milk production?

by myra
(phoenix, az)

Hello, I wanted to ask a question.

I've been type two diabetic, for about 4 years.

When I first found out I was pregnant, I was really stressed and due to my diabetes, I had to take insulin shots.

To top it off I had to have a c section because of some health complications, my complications not hers.

During my stay at the hospital, I was on magnesium and so was told not to breastfeed my baby, but I was still pumping.

To make a long story short my baby is now two months and the most milk I have produced is 1ml every two hours, I had to give her formula because it wasn't enough for her.

Can diabetes affect the production of milk?

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May 10, 2012
Hi Myra
by: Tracy

Yes, it does mess around with milk production, I have heard of some diabetic moms who only really started producing a full amount of milk at 8 months after baby's birth.

You will need to keep your blood sugar regulated as well, as this can also cause a rise and fall in milk production.

Have you thought of seeing a lactation consultant?

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