Breastfeeding

Women with type 1 diabetes

Information and support

Your midwife or lactation consultant can support you to establish breastfeeding and give you strategies for successful breastfeeding.

Most Australian hospitals have baby- friendly health initiatives to help support early breastfeeding.

If you don't plan to breastfeed for long, remember that just six to eight weeks of breastfeeding will still give your baby many benefits, including immunity from infections.

Breastfeeding may also reduce the chance of your baby developing diabetes later in life.

For more information contact:

  • The lactation consultant at your local hospital
  • Your Child and Family Health Nurse
  • The Australian Breastfeeding Association helpline on 1800 686 268