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Re: [IP] breastfeeding/diabetic moms



I remember reading a poster at the doctors office that said that a diabetic
mother who breastfeeds her infant REDUCES the childs chance of becoming
diabetic.

How odd??!!

Mel and pumpy
- ----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] The Arrival of BabyZilla! (sorry so long)and breastfeeding


> In a message dated 5/15/01 10:56:40 PM !!!First Boot!!!,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
> << I saw a study (I will try to send find it) that children who are
>  pre-disposed to diabetes are MORE likely to develop diabetes if breast
fed
>  less than 4 months.  I have also talked to other mothers, and there seems
to
>  be some accuracy to this study.  NOT saying all children bf less than 4
>  months do develop, but why take chances??? >>
>
> I don't agree with this study.  I breastfed my daughter for 3 months and
she
> doesn't have diabetes.  On the other hand, my son, who does have diabetes,
> was breastfed for 13 months.  However I could be wrong because there was
no
> diabetes in our family before my son got it.
>  Marilyn
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