Mom with Gestational Diabetes,Baby with low blood sugar.Breastfeeding - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 2 Old 07-16-2011, 07:39 PM - Thread Starter
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I have not had baby yet. I have Gestational Diabetes. I am worried that I will have a C section,and my milk will come in later,or my baby will have low blood sugar or be jaundaced.



Now I am all for breastfeeding bfed my second child for 2 years. I need to know what do I do if the nurses say your child needs formula to get the blood sugar up? Please tell me there is a way out of it....I do not want to formula feed.I think it is very importaint to start on the right foot,and breastfeed. This has me stressed out.


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some hospitals are now allowing moms to breastfeed and hope the colostrum brings the blood sugar up.  I think that's the best thing to try at first.  But if the sugar gets low and the nurses want to supplement and the nursing isn't working, then I don't know that there's an alternative to supplementing.  I don't like supplementing, and I do everything I can to avoid it. I would say that the best way to avoid someone "making" you supplement is to find a pediatrician that is supportive of that. Then if the sugar gets low, the nurses can call that doctor for advice.

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