What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that you get only during pregnancy that shapes how your body uses sugar, also known as glucose. More specifically, it is when your body has too much glucose which in turn can affect the health of you and your baby. Your body is not able to produce enough insulin to keep glucose levels under control.

Will baby be affected?

If a pregnant woman is faced with gestational diabetes, they can have some negative effects on your newborn including jaundice, respiratory problems, and a higher chance of obesity. The good news is that gestational diabetes can be controlled by a strict diet, exercise, and in some cases getting on medication. The condition is usually completely eliminated after giving birth to baby.

Breastfeeding after gestational diabetes

Many expecting women wonder if they can still breastfeed after having gestational diabetes and the answer is yes! There is actually evidence that nursing can help your blood sugar levels return to normal. However, breastfeeding is not an easy task for many mothers and it can come with unwanted stress so know that regardless of the decision that you make when it comes to feeding your baby, you are doing what is best for you and your little one.

Aeroflow can help you get a breast pump!

Whether you choose to exclusively, breastfeed, exclusively pump or just need a breast pump to help keep an extra supply of milk in the freezer, Aeroflow Breastpumps can help you get your breast pump shipped right to your front door at no cost to you and your family.

We carry all major breast pump brands including Medela, Spectra, Ameda, Hygeia, Lansinoh, Nuk, and Tomy.  Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans will cover a free double electric breast pump for lactating mothers.

All you have to do is fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form on our website and leave the rest to us.  A Breastpump Specialist will check your benefits for breastfeeding support and follow up with your coverage information in just a couple of short days.  If you have already had your baby and need more immediate assistance we can be reached at (844) 867-9890.  We look forward to assisting you!

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