I am diabetic. If my blood sugar is high, will my milk have too much sugar?
Diabetic mothers should always eat some thing that contains a combination of protein and carbs before a breast feeding session. Mother who breastfeed should increase their calories by 250 per day. Diabetic mothers who breastfeed need to increase their calories by 500 (spread out through the day). A diabetic mother's milk might take longer to "come in" after her baby's birth.* During those first few days, while you are waiting for your milk to "come in", you need to continue to breastfeed at least 10 times per day. The more your breasts are stimulated, the more milk you will produce. Do not replace breastfeeding with pumping sessions, instead pump in-between breastfeeding sessions, or use a lact aid to supplement babyRead more
Breastfeeding can impact your blood sugar levels. However, these tips can come in handy to regulate your blood sugar levels. Plan to have a snack before or during nursing Drink enough fluids Keep something to treat low blood glucose nearby when you nurse, so you don’t have to stop your child’s feeding. Read more about other precautions here. http://diabetesstopshere.org/2012/08/28/breastfeeding-and-diabetes-whats-the-connection/Read more
I don't think so. Unlike the antibiotics or other drugs which will affect your breastmilk production.
Your blood sugar level is unlikely to affect the amount of sugar in your milk. You body produces the main sugar in your milk in the breast and will keep that amount fairly constant (regardless of the level of glucose in your blood). In fact, breastfeeding may lower your blood sugar level as compared to before you started breastfeeding. Also, it was found that breastfeeding may help decrease the chances of the child developing diabetes. For more information, you can refer to this article: https://creebreastfeeding.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/dear-lc-does-a-diabetic-mother%E2%80%99s-milk-have-more-sugar-in-it/Read more
- Hi, I have a slightly higher blood sugar reading. In my 3rd trimester now. What should I reduce or increase in my diet ?? I'm taking maternal milk daily to help increase weight of baby cos she's smaller than average. Other than the reduce carbs and sugar, please share with me other advice like if I can consume fruits etc. Thanks in advance !!!