Data for: Breastfeeding in Women with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
There are well-recognised maternal and infant benefits conferred by breastfeeding. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an important endocrinopathy affecting women of childbearing age. However, little information exists regarding the impact of breastfeeding on glycaemic control in women with T1DM and the impact of T1DM on lactation. Further, it is unclear if suckling induces acute changes in maternal glycaemia. This review explores the process of lactogenesis in women with T1DM, the impact of lactogenesis on maternal insulin requirements and the potential mechanisms and changes of suckling on maternal glucose levels.