Harnessing Cells from Human Milk; Linking Lactation to Metabolism

Primary Objective

Our research study seeks to learn about how diabetes affects breastfeeding success.

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In this study: - Participants will complete 2 study visits (in late pregnancy & 2 wks postpartum) - Participants will have their milk production measured and provide blood and breastmilk samples If you join the study, you will be part of the study for up to a month and a half, lasting until 2 weeks after you deliver your baby. - Lactation support will be provided - Financial compensation for participation will be given


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Who can qualify? - Women with singleton pregnancies - Women who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, requiring medication - Women intending to exclusively breastfeed for at least 1 month and delivering at CU Anschutz - Pre-pregnancy BMI 27-35, Age 20-40 years - Women who do not smoke or take medications contraindicated for lactation - Women without prior breast abnormalities or alterations


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University of Colorado Hospital

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Jayne Martin Carli

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