My endocrinologist recently encouraged me to wean my daughter before I got pregnant again. I asked her if it was a diabetes-related concern and she said no, that she was just concerned about my supply drying up due to estrogen and it being an abrupt weaning for my daughter. With no other concerns but that, I decided to continue breastfeeding her. (At 17 months, she still nurses 8-10 times per day and shows no signs of slacking off despite a healthy appetite for solid foods.)
I’ve been reading through great resources for tandem nursing and/or breastfeeding through pregnancy, like kellymom, but I wondered about it from a diabetes perspective. Did any of you do it?
Because I’m nearly 7 weeks with #2 now and it’s suddenly very relevant.
So far, other than it feeling MUCH more tender to nurse her and feeling nauseous while doing it, nothing has changed. I have found that side lying (which I never really did before now) helps with the nausea and resting needs.