• Can I still breastfeed even if I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant?

    If you had gestational diabetes, would it have any relation to your capacity to breastfeed? Read our expert’s answer.
    by Abigail Vernida-Yabot .
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    Q: Can I still breastfeed even if I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant?

    A: Yes.  The very term, gestational diabetes, means the sickness is only present during the pregnancy.  There is no direct correlation between gestational diabetes and breastfeeding.  In fact if a mom is breastfeeding, she also protects herself longer from different life threatening illnesses, diabetes included.

     

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