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Re: [IP] Study: Do breastfeed babies have lower risk of Type 1??

I nursed my daughter for 23 months (ugh!)--she was dx at age 4.  Oh well!!
Cherie  mommy to Kara age 10 dx 1-98 pumping htron 2-01
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From: "Sonya D. Neufer" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 8:32 AM
Subject: [IP] Study: Do breastfeed babies have lower risk of Type 1??

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> The postcard I was given at an appointment recently says:  Are you or
> your partner pregnant?  Do you, your partner, or any of your children
> have type 1 diabetes?  If you answer "yes" to both questions, then the
> TRIGR study team needs your help.
> Recent diabetes research has pointed to a possible link between infant
> nutrition and the development of type 1 diabetes in childhood.  TRIGR is
> an international study looking at infant nutrition to find out whether
> the number of children who develop type 1 diabetes can be reduced.
> For more information on TRIGR, please call before baby arrives
> 1-888-STOP-T1D (1-888-786-7813) or visit us on the web at www.trigr.org
> From the web site:
> "If a mother is unable to exclusively breastfeed before the baby is 8
> months of age, her child will be randomly assigned to one of two groups.
> One group of these babies will receive breastfeeding supplements of a
> trial formula based on extensively hydrolyzed protein; the other group
> will receive a special trial formula containing a smaller amount of
> hydrolyzed protein. In hydrolyzed protein, the big protein molecules
> have been split into very small fragments to provide a source of
> nutritional amino acids, but the fragments are likely too small to
> stimulate the immune system. "
> So, just out of curiosity, how many of the Type 1's on this list were
> breastfeed, for how long, and how many were not?   I was not, and was dx
> at age 4.
> -sonya
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