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Breastfeeding practices in women with type 1 diabetes: A discussion of the psychosocial factors and policies in Sweden and Australia.
journal contributionposted on 2014-11-27, 00:00 authored by Bodil RasmussenBodil Rasmussen, Helen Skouteris, M Berg, Catherine NagleCatherine Nagle, Heather Morris, A Nankervis, C Sparud-Lundin
Women with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) face many challenges during their pregnancy, birth and in the postnatal period, including breastfeeding initiation and continuation while maintaining stable glycaemic control. In both Sweden and Australia the rates of breastfeeding initiation are high. However, overall there is limited information about the breastfeeding practices of women with T1DM and the factors affecting them. Similarities in demographics, birth rates and health systems create bases for discussion.