Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
October 10, 2006
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Fairfax, Virginia, USA:
I am a pediatric nurse who recently had a 10 month old patient who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The baby is currently breast feeding. How many carbohydrates are in breast milk? The mother was very concerned that she was giving her baby too much sugar via her breast milk. What do you recommend for this situation?
You estimate. Most of the time, 8 ounces is a complete feeding for a 10 to 12 month old. If a mom is particularly worried about volumes, she can pump and give the breast milk in a bottle to be certain of the volumes. According to our web site dietitian, 2 ounces of breast milk is 4.2 grams of carbohydrates.