Health Tip on Breast-Feeding With Diabetes

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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommended women with diabetes must regularly monitor their blood glucose levels after pregnancy as their system adapt to postpartum hormonal shifts, erratic sleep, and other everyday routine changes.

For breast-feeding mothers, the ADA also recommended the following:

  • Nurse after or while eating something
  • Drink lots of fluids every day
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks while breast-feeding
  • Keep something at hand to boost low blood sugar, so the baby is not interrupted if your blood sugar drops too low
  • Consult with your dietician and your doctor to reevaluate your diet while breast-feeding

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