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Had gastric bypass surgery. Have reactive hypoglycemic episodes. Is there a reason for child to have these episodes?

I am a 27 y/o female who had gastric bypass RNY surgery 3 years ago. Since then, I have had several but sparse reactive hypoglycemic episodes. However, since I had my son 6 weeks ago, I have been having these episodes about every 2-3 days, sometimes more often. Is there a reason for this maybe and could I be affecting my newborn son since I am breastfeeding him?
Asked On : Thu, 7 Jun 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for your query.

Hypoglycaemic episodes is a side-effect of the gastric bypass surgery. However this is not going to effect your newborn.

As pregnancy and lactation is a stress on your body you will be having a tendency for frequent hypoglycaemic stresses. You should ensure that you have something to eat every few hours so that you do not have these attacks.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing you all the best.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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