If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, breastfeeding can have additional benefits
Benefits for mothers with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and their babies include:
- Colostrum (first breastmilk) helps stabilise blood glucose levels in your baby
- Breastfeeding can improve mothers' metabolic function, and even decrease insulin requirements.
Any amount of breastfeeding is beneficial for your baby.