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A Guide to Breastfeeding With Diabetes

A Guide to Breastfeeding With Diabetes

Breastfeeding has a powerful effect on maternal metabolism, reducing energy expenditure while using up to 500 calories every day. You might imagine that those changes would bring their own insulin-related chaos, but the body is a skilled adapter that has evolved to care of you and your baby. Breastfeeding reduces the impact of your hormone imbalance and helps young mothers to lose that post-birth weight, so your diabetes should be a little easier to manage....