Hi, I am new to this forum. My son was recently diagnosed in December at 16 months. It was a scary experience because we were told he could have went into a coma. We are still trying to get his blood sugars stable. He gets a lot of lows. But anyways, I have been wondering how many diabetic children are breastfed and if they are encouraged to breastfeed after the first year of life. Before my son's diagnosis I planned to breastfeed until the age of 2. However, I have been getting a lot of discouraging feedback. I was able to meet an endocrynologist that supports breastfeeding just the other day. I don't understand why others are discouraging. He doesn't consume enough breastmilk to have an impact on his bloodsugars. I am seeing a lactation consultant once a month. My son's intake is between 2-4oz a feeding and nurses about 4 times a day.