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Old 10-24-2007, 05:46   #1
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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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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?

Hi There. Congratulations to you and your Hubby. Good for you.
What foods are you eating? Is there anything out of the ordinary?
Have you been checking your sugars?

I breast-fed both my babies and do remember some weakness. But
that is to be expected. Your baby is taking nutrients out of your
body. It takes some time before some women's bodies get back
to normal since it has been through so much. Are you still taking
your vitamins? Your Dr. should check your iron level if he hasn't
already. It could also be low or high blood pressure. High blood
pressure is common with Diabetes. Another thought would be
anxiety. That can also make you feel dizzy, weak and scared.
That is also common with Diabetes. Okay, I think I'm done.

If something else comes to mind, I'll certainly mention it.
Take care of yourself and your Sweet Baby. Get extra rest also.


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Old 10-25-2007, 15:21   #3
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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 antidiabetic 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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