• lori lori
    April 27, 2009
    high blood sugar and breast milk
    lori lori
    April 27, 2009

    I'm breast feeding my 2 week old daughter and am having high blood sugar how does this effect my breast milk and the baby?



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  • N7077 July 15, 2009
    July 15, 2009

    I have type 1 diabetes and am a mother of 2 and currently breastfeeding 1. The first answer is completely false. You sould never water down your milk. Here is an article from us weekly I hope it helps



  • frankenduf April 27, 2009
    April 27, 2009

    unfortunately, it may lead to weight gain for your daughter early on- breast milk is healthier than formula and protects from childhood obesity- however, diabetic breast milk has been shown to increase baby weight based on volume of milk consumed- this seems somewhat of a catch 22- my advice is: 1- try to control your sugar extra well while you are breast feeding- this may lower the sugar/insulin content of the milk; 2- get a growth chart/scale and track your daughter's weight- if she is accelerating in weight-for-height, maybe a fixed volume of milk (and adding water for further volume) could help stabilize weight-for-height gain- i think overall, this is an unknown area of research: how the baby in utero and infancy eats may effect the development of obesity/diabetes later on- good luck and remember: as soon as she learns to walk, this will all be moot- with you chasing her all over the house, you'll both maintain a healthy weight :)

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