Breastfeeding tips for mothers with diabetes

  • Breastfeed as soon as you can after delivery.
  • Get lots of skin-to-skin contact with your baby and nurse several times a day in the beginning.
  • Stay relaxed, and be patient while your milk comes in.
  • Have a snack before or during nursing. And keep something nearby to raise your blood sugar quickly if needed.
  • Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Check your blood sugar levels each time before and after nursing.