Tomorrow marks the starts of World Breastfeeding Week and there is a good reason why it has its own week. Breast milk is nutritionally the best thing a growing baby can have. Breastfeeding when you have diabetes actually helps control your blood sugar levels, this might mean less medication or insulin whilst still breastfeeding. There are also many benefits to the baby, including a reduced risk of getting diabetes later in life. For some information on breastfeeding take a look at this factsheet.