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Type: Journal article
Title: Associations of gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes during pregnancy with breastfeeding at hospital discharge and up to 6 months: the PANDORA study
Author: Longmore, D.K.
Barr, E.L.M.
Wilson, A.N.
Barzi, F.
Kirkwood, M.
Simmonds, A.
Lee, I.-.L.
Hawthorne, E.
Van Dokkum, P.
Connors, C.
Boyle, J.A.
Zimmet, P.
O'Dea, K.
Oats, J.
McIntyre, H.D.
Brown, A.D.H.
Shaw, J.E.
Maple-Brown, L.J.
Citation: Diabetologia, 2020; 63(12):2571-2581
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2020
ISSN: 0012-186X
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Danielle K. Longmore, Elizabeth L. M. Barr, Alyce N. Wilson, Federica Barzi, Marie Kirkwood, Alison Simmonds ... et al.
Abstract: AIMS/HYPOTHESIS:Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and obesity experience lower rates of breastfeeding. Little is known about breastfeeding among mothers with type 2 diabetes. Australian Indigenous women have a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes in pregnancy. We aimed to evaluate the association of hyperglycaemia, including type 2 diabetes, with breastfeeding outcomes. METHODS:Indigenous (n = 495) and non-Indigenous (n = 555) participants of the Pregnancy And Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) cohort included women without hyperglycaemia in pregnancy (n = 222), with GDM (n = 684) and with type 2 diabetes (n = 144). The associations of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy and breastfeeding at hospital discharge, 6 weeks and 6 months post-partum were evaluated with logistic regression, after adjustment for maternal obesity, ethnicity, maternal and neonatal characteristics. RESULTS:Indigenous women were more likely to predominantly breastfeed at 6 weeks across all levels of hyperglycaemia. Compared with women with no hyperglycaemia in pregnancy, women with type 2 diabetes had lower odds for exclusive breastfeeding at discharge (adjusted OR for exclusive breastfeeding 0.4 [95% CI 0.2, 0.8] p = 0.006). At 6 weeks and 6 months, the relationship between type 2 diabetes and predominant breastfeeding was not statistically significant (6 weeks 0.7 [0.3, 1.6] p = 0.40, 6 months 0.8 [0.4, 1.6] p = 0.60). Women with gestational diabetes were as likely to achieve predominant breastfeeding at 6 weeks and 6 months as women without hyperglycaemia in pregnancy. CONCLUSIONS/INTERPRETATION:Indigenous women had high rates of breastfeeding. Women with type 2 diabetes had difficulty establishing exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge. Further research is needed to assess the impact on long-term breastfeeding outcomes. Graphical abstract.
Keywords: Breastfeeding; Diabetes; Diabetes associated with pregnancy; Gestational diabetes mellitus; Indigenous; Intergenerational
Description: Published online: 10 September 2020
Rights: © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2020
RMID: 1000026315
DOI: 10.1007/s00125-020-05271-9
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