should I continue breastfeeding? I am juvenile type 1 diabetes

I been a juvenile diabetes type 1 and I am a first new mom my baby is one month old and I had to get a C SECTION and early labor.


I been breastfeeding my baby since I gave birth should I continue breastfeeding?

Will that affect my baby getting diabetes as she's growing? Is there risk of her getting diabetes while I breastfeed?

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Jan 18, 2016
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by: Tracy

Yes, whether you have type 1, 2 or gestational diabetes, you can and should continue to breastfeed.

Diabetic mothers are advised to breastfeed their babies exclusively for 6 months or longer. It lowers your baby’s risk of developing diabetes.

Other advantages include...

* Colostrum helps to stabilize a baby’s blood sugar levels after birth.

* Breastfeeding will help your body utilize insulin more efficiently.

* Breastfeeding will lower your body's need for insulin.

* The hormone Oxytocin released whilst breastfeeding will help you feel better, physically and emotionally.

The other normal benefits of breastfeeding unrelated to diabetes are discussed here...


The benefits of breastfeeding

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