India is the “Diabetes capital of the world” and has over 60 million diabetics in the country. This number is expected to go up to 120 million by the year 2030. Women who are diagnosed with diabetes during their pregnancy have what is called Gestational diabetes mellitus or GDM. Often it is a temporary phase that can normalise after childbirth. These women have a seven-fold risk of progressing to full-blown type 2 diabetes in a few years after they have delivered the child. Against this backdrop, a recent study by Kaiser Permanente has raised hopes for at least one weapon in the fight against diabetes for women. The below infographic details why breastfeeding mothers are at an advantage.