I was GD during pregnancy, but never showed any signs of being diabetic before getting pregnant. I'm 5'1, 110 lbs, and before getting pregnant I had a BMI of 18, did yoga, ran, and kept up a pretty good exercise regimen - I never fit the "typical" diabetic pattern.
I'm currently 4 weeks postpartum and struggling with breastfeeding. I'm supplementing with formula to meet about 2/3 of baby's needs and breastfeeding/pumping the other 1/3. I haven't been able to exclusively breastfeed, because baby doesn't seem to be satisfied after emptying both breasts and screams in hunger. I've resorted to the bottle, but am wondering if anyone has any experience with this? I just saw a study that links GD to low milk supply, but never heard anything about it before looking up articles online.
Diabetes Affects Breastfeeding:
I've been pumping/BFeeding around the clock and taking all the herbs and supplements I can - Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, brewers yeast, water, barley and oatmeal. I pump maybe 1-2 oz per session. Not ready to give up yet, but wanted to know if other diabetics have struggled with this?
My baby was definitely not born with macrosomia, and came in as a petite 5-pounder!