@Nstroh well in that case, let me offer you a few (unsolicited) tips. I didn’t have anyone close to me who breastfed and found myself in uncharted territory. Education and support were absolutely essential for me. First, take a prenatal breastfeeding class. I took one at the hospital where I delivered, but if you can’t find any Babies R Us even offers a class.
Support is so critical–both from your close circle (partner, family, etc) and from other BFing moms. If you’re struggling, it’s really not helpful if those close to you just encourage you to give up. I’m part of a facebook group of BFing moms near me. The ability to just get online (at any hour) and say “is this normal?” or have others say things like “me too–here’s how we fixed that” was what really got me through. You can also find groups in your area that have meet ups for new moms (like Le Leche League) if you’re interested in meeting people in person who are also BFing. Know where and when to ask for help.
BFing a newborn is a full time job (think 10-12 hours a day for some), but if you can make it through the first 2-3 months it gets MUCH easier. Throwing diabetes on top, BFing often causes lows (especially in the beginning when you’re doing it all day long). I swear I didn’t bolus for meals for like 4 weeks after my son was born.
I’ll leave it at that, but am happy to help if you have questions. (diabetes related or not)