Diabetes and breast feeding

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.123a (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:123
  1. D F O'Sullivan
  1. Consultant psychiatrist Sandwell Mental Health Service, All Saints Hospital, Birmingham B18 5SD

    EDITOR,--Considerable attention is justifiably given to controlling diabetes during pregnancy and parturition. Less attention, however, is paid to diabetes and breast feeding. My partner, who has insulin dependent diabetes, gave birth to a girl weighing 2778 g in a general practitioner obstetric unit and received high quality care from her care team, which included a specialist in diabetes. Diabetic control was maintained from the outset of …

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