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

Jenny, 14, was breast fed exclusively for 10 months. She was diagnosed 
at 10 year of age.


Sonya D. Neufer wrote:

>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.
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