In-Hospital Feeding Practices of Infants Born to Mothers with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Evaluating Policy Implementation Effectiveness
Carmody, Erin Kathleen
Mount Saint Vincent University
Women with diabetes mellitus (DM) in pregnancy may experience unique breastfeeding challenges, including delayed onset of lactogenesis II and neonatal hypoglycemia. There is evidence that routine, non-medically indicated formula supplementation may be provided in hospital to overcome these challenges. A policy directing supplemental feeding practices for breastfeeding children was introduced at a tertiary level health centre providing services for women and children to promote evidence-based practice.
Gestational Diabetes, Diabetes, breastfeeding, formula supplementation