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



I was breast fed (according to my parents).  I have type II.  My son was
not.  He has type II also.

Chris

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cherie" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 10:18 AM
Subject: 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
> ----- Original Message -----
> 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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