Antenatal breast milk expression by women with diabetes for improving infant outcomes (Review)

East, Christine E., Dolan, Willie J. and Forster, Della A. (2014) Antenatal breast milk expression by women with diabetes for improving infant outcomes (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014 7: . doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010408.pub2

Author East, Christine E.
Dolan, Willie J.
Forster, Della A.
Title Antenatal breast milk expression by women with diabetes for improving infant outcomes (Review)
Journal name Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-493X
Publication date 2014-07-30
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD010408.pub2
Open Access Status
Volume 2014
Issue 7
Total pages 18
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Some women with diabetes in pregnancy are encouraged to express and store colostrum prior to birthing. Following birth, the breastfed infant may be given the stored colostrum to minimise the use of artificial formula or intravenous dextrose administration if correction of hypoglycaemia is required. However, findings from observational studies suggest that antenatal breast milk expression may stimulate labour earlier than expected and increase admissions to special care nurseries for correction of neonatal hypoglycaemia.

To evaluate the benefits and harms of the expression and storage of breast milk during late pregnancy by women with diabetes.

Search methods
We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group’s Trials Register (30 June 2014).

Selection criteria
All published and unpublished randomised controlled trialscomparing antenatal breast milk expressing with not expressing, by pregnant women with diabetes (pre-existing or gestational) and a singleton pregnancy.

Data collection and analysis
Two review authors independently evaluated reports identified by the search strategy.

Main results
There were no published or unpublished randomised controlled trials comparing antenatal expressing with not expressing. One
randomised trial is currently underway.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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