Table 1

Participant characteristics

CharacteristicsTotal n
Age group (years)
 25–302
 31–353
 >351
Ethnicity
 Caucasian6
Marital status
 Married5
 De facto1
Education level
 Grade 12 or equivalent1
 Diploma2
 Bachelor’s degree2
 Postgraduate degree1
Diabetes type
 GDM5
 T1DM1
Primiparous
 Yes4
Person who advised woman to collect antenatal colostrum*
 Midwife5
 Lactation consultant5
 Diabetic educator3
 Obstetrician2
 Other†3
Woman obtained antenatal colostrum
 Yes5
Baby became hypoglycaemic
 Yes4
Treatment of hypoglycaemia*
 EBM4
 Formula4
 Intravenous dextrose1
  • *More than one answer given.

  • †Other included Breastfeeding Australia, friends and general practitioners.

  • EBM, expressed breast milk; GDM, gestational diabetes mellitus; T1DM, type I diabetes mellitus.