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Old 05-29-2013, 06:07 PM   #21
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Re: Gestational Diabetes & Neonatal Hypoglycemia

I had GD with my recent pregnancy. Baby was born at 38 weeks via (repeat) c-section, weight 8lbs, 13 oz. They pricked her foot to test her blood sugar several times over her first 24 hrs. They were all above 40, so she didn't require any intervention. She lost 12 oz in the first 3 days, while awaiting my milk to come in, but started gaining it back pretty quickly once I came home. I was prepared to allow formula if she had issues, as baby's health was more important to me than my breast feeding stance.

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Re: Gestational Diabetes & Neonatal Hypoglycemia

I had GD w/ my DS born at 39 wks via c- section he was 9 lbs 1 oz; he was tested several times and did have low blood sugar; he was given sugar water by the nurse but allowed to stay w/. He was also given formula several times in the hospital since my milk had not come in. It made BFing more difficult at first but we got through it and he was eventually a good nurser.
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