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Gestational Diabetes/breastfeeding question please please someone answer!
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cg_75 posted:
I have to go in for the 3 hr glucose test in the morning. I figure I probably WILL have GD, my 1 hr level was 205. Diabetes runs in my family, and I had to do the 3 hr with DS 9 years ago, although it was fine then. ANYWAY, I want to breastfeed. I already know I will have to have a C section because I pushed with DS for 3 hours and he wouldn't move, so they don't want to risk it with this one. I asked my Dr. this morning about how soon to bf after the surgery and he said I could immediately, but that was before we got the sugar level. So will my having GD cause a delay in bf-ing? Do they ALL have to have formula supplemented in hospital? Or can we just start bf-ing ? It is SO important to me to be able to exclusively breastfeed!
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ANM927 responded:
I was gestational diabetic with my son 5 yrs ago. I will be taking the 3 hr test in a few weeks. I breastfed my son about 10 mins after he was out. They tested me and my son's sugar levels and we were both normal hours after delivery. I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to breastfeed your baby. I'm not a health care professional but it's just my two sense for what it's worth. Good luck!


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