Table 1

Participant characteristics

CharacteristicsTotal n
Age group (years)
Marital status
 De facto1
Education level
 Grade 12 or equivalent1
 Bachelor’s degree2
 Postgraduate degree1
Diabetes type
Person who advised woman to collect antenatal colostrum*
 Lactation consultant5
 Diabetic educator3
Woman obtained antenatal colostrum
Baby became hypoglycaemic
Treatment of hypoglycaemia*
 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.