Journal article

The association of maternal gestational hyperglycemia with breastfeeding duration and markers of milk production.

Wei Wei Pang, Donna T Geddes, Ching-Tat Lai, Shiao-Yng Chan, Yiong Huak Chan, Clara Y Cheong, Doris Fok, Mei Chien Chua, Sok Bee Lim, Jonathan Huang, Shikha Pundir, Kok Hian Tan, Fabian Yap, Keith M Godfrey, Peter D Gluckman, Lynette P Shek, Mark H Vickers, Johan G Eriksson, Yap-Seng Chong, Mary E Wlodek

Am J Clin Nutr | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Previous studies focusing on the association between gestational diabetes and breastfeeding duration have been inconclusive. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine whether maternal gestational hyperglycemia is associated with the duration of breastfeeding and the concentrations of markers linked to breastmilk production. METHODS: Data from the prospective, multiethnic Growing Up in Singapore Towards Healthy Outcomes study were used to assess the association of fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and 2-h postglucose challenge (2hPG) measured at 26-28 wk of gestation with duration of breastfeeding and concentrations of protein, lactose, citrate, sodium, potassium, and zinc in breastmilk 3 wk p..

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