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Re: [IP] Heredity increasing odds of DM



I breast fed our daughter for a long time (past 1 year). Although I believe it
does help the immune system (she has never had an ear infection and is very
rarely ill), she does have type 1 diabetes.

Kay

Laurie Davis wrote:

> I'm asking for my new son.  Now I hear that not breastfeeding for at least 4
> months leads to increased chances of diabetes.
>
> Sherry-
> I had a similar situation with my little girl.  I breast fed for about 3
> weeks when she broke out in a severe rash and I had to put on her
> formula(which cleared the rash right up).  They told me that breast feeding
> for 6 months would build up the babies immune system and help to protect her
> against aquiring Diabetes.  I don't believe that not breast feeding him will
> increase his chances in anyway.
>
> Lets just take a look at you and I.  I come from a family that has NO type 1
> diabetics that anyone can track back.  Only type 2's and there are 3 of
> those.  So, why did I get it???   I honestly don't beleive that anyone can
> answer this question for everyone.  I think that just like this complicated
> disease, there are no answers true to all.  Sometimes there are no answers
> true from one to the next.  I think that you have to believe that your son
> has benefited from the small amount of time you could breast feed him.  Just
> like us, his fate will be what it will be.  I suppose this is ONLY MY
> OPINION, but I feel that you can't worry about it because you can't change
> it.  I wish you the best!
>
> Laurie Davis
> 27 y.o. DX 12-23-91
> Disetronic 04-96
>
>   Also, I've heard about vaccines
> babies get increasing the chances.  Does anyone know what the baby's chances
> are?
>
> Sherry C
> >From the massive city of Bowling Green, KY
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