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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 10/17/2007 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Post by Elizabeth n:
 
I am a 30 year-old woman suffering from diabetes last month I gave birth to a healthy child. Following my doctor's advice, he is being breast-fed despite my diabetic diet but for the last few days, I am feeling very weak. Sometimes I even have vertigo. Is it because of my diabetes? Or breast feeding?
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   Posted 10/17/2007 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Elizabeth, first of all congratulations on having a baby! They're so cute when they're small! Your weakness could be for several reasons. I hope you've alerted your doctor because weakness and vertigo could have serious consequences especially when caring for a newborn. Are you taking diabetes medication? Any other medication? Do you have problems with blood pressure, low blood sugar? What is your diet like? What kinds of foods are you eating? I have not heard of just a diet causing these symptoms as long as it's a healthy and balanced diet. You've been through childbirth which in a sense is traumatic to the body. You might not have recovered totally. I believe you should immediately inform the doctor so he/she can assess the problem. I don't know about breastfeeding while taking diabetes medication - if that's the case here. Normally breastfeeding won't cause you to be dizzy unless there are other health issues going on. Please call your doctor, and let us know how you're doing, ok? You need to be healthy for yourself and for your little one. :)
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   Posted 10/18/2007 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you getting enough water? I served as a lactation counselor for the LaLeche League after my children were born. Nursing mothers become dehydrated easily and we all know that diabetics are susceptible to dehydration, so it could be a double whammy. Many diabetics ( type 1 and 2) are able to nurse successfully, but need to pay extra attention to fluids, and total calories.
 
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   Posted 10/23/2007 3:26 AM (GMT -7)   

I am moving another post from Depression into this thread as it is a response to the original question. I will request that the thread in Depression is locked in order to help people reply better.

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Your vertigo has nothing to do with breastfeeding. It might be due to uncontrolled diabetes, or hypertension, or some other illness. As you are breastfeeding you should be treated only with insulin. However, you must not take any oral anti diabetic drugs, because the drugs get secreted through breast milk, and thus enter the baby's body. You should follow a diet enriched with adequate protein and calorie, so that you can nurse your child properly. Good luck!

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