Journal article

Safety and efficacy of antenatal milk expressing for women with diabetes in pregnancy: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Della A Forster, Susan Jacobs, Lisa H Amir, Peter Davis, Susan P Walker, Kerri McEgan, Gillian Opie, Susan M Donath, Anita M Moorhead, Rachael Ford, Catharine McNamara, Amanda Aylward, Lisa Gold

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014


INTRODUCTION: Many maternity providers recommend that women with diabetes in pregnancy express and store breast milk in late pregnancy so breast milk is available after birth, given (1) infants of these women are at increased risk of hypoglycaemia in the first 24 h of life; and (2) the delay in lactogenesis II compared with women without diabetes that increases their infant's risk of receiving infant formula. The Diabetes and Antenatal Milk Expressing (DAME) trial will establish whether advising women with diabetes in pregnancy (pre-existing or gestational) to express breast milk from 36 weeks gestation increases the proportion of infants who require admission to special or neonatal intensiv..

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