J Korean Diabetes > Volume 13(2); 2012 > Article
The Journal of Korean Diabetes 2012;13(2):99-101.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/jkd.2012.13.2.99    Published online June 30, 2012.
모유수유와 당뇨병
Breastfeeding and Diabetes.
Bo Kyung Park
Kwandong Medical Department, University of Cheil General Hospital, Nutrition Department, Seoul, Korea. chenutr@cgh.co.kr
As interest in breastfeeding from the perspectives of nutrition, immunology, and psychology has increased, breastfeeding is being strongly recommended as it has been found to have a positive impact on the health of mothers and children. A number of studies showed that post-delivery breastfeeding by diabetic patients aides in weight reduction and blood sugar control. In particular, these studies showed that breastfeeding prevents the reoccurrence of gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes. In addition, for the children of diabetic mothers, breastfeeding is known to reduce the chances of development of child obesity and type 2 diabetes. Hence, there is a strong need for education about and encouragement of post-delivery breastfeeding for pregnant women who suffer from pre-pregnancy diabetes or gestational diabetes.
Key Words: Breastfeeding, Diabetes mellitus, Gestational diabetes, Obesity

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