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Colostrum harvesting and type 1 diabetes

Clay, TJ (2005) Colostrum harvesting and type 1 diabetes. The Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 9 (3). pp. 111-116.

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Abstract

This article is an example of a collaborative partnership approach between a multidisciplinary team in a joint antenatal diabetes clinic and a mother with type 1 diabetes. The whole team supported this woman from pre-conception, throughout her second pregnancy and postnatally to help her experience the harvesting of colostrum in the antenatal period and enable a positive breast- feeding outcome for her newborn daughter. This experience has harnessed the working practices of the specialist team, including the midwife, diabetes specialist nurse and breast-feeding coordinator, where the sharing of knowledge and practice has enabled appreciation of professional roles.

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