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Pre-pregnancy obesity can lead to delay in lactation

DiabetesIn a study published in the November issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (diabetis which developed during pregnancy) can lead to a delay in lactation, which can lead to women supplementing more frequently with formula or even abandoning breastfeeding.

Since nearly 50% of women with gestational diabetes are eventually diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within 5 to 8 years, providing enhanced breastfeeding skilled support to older, obese, or insulin-treated mothers with GDM is an important part of post-delivery care.

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