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For women with type 2 diabetes


Breastfeeding has many benefits, both for you and your baby. Most women with diabetes are able to breastfeed their babies. It is important to keep in mind, though, that breastfeeding may require some practice, support and persistence.

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Breastfeeding and diabetes

The benefits of breastfeeding and additional considerations for women with diabetes.

Blood glucose levels and breastfeeding

The effects of breastfeeding on blood glucose levels.

Medication and breastfeeding

Commonly prescribed medications and their use during breastfeeding.

Information and support

Where to go for breastfeeding information and support.

Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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