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Re: [IP] breastfeeding/diabetic moms



FYI to everyone--I nursed my daughter until she was 22 months old!!!  She was
dx'd at 4 1/2.
Cherie  mommy to Kara age 7 3/4  dx 1-98  Htron 2-01
and Jada age 10 1/2  (nursed until 18 months old)

email @ redacted wrote:

> I breast feed our son for about 6 weeks and stopped due to several problems.
> Our son was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 21 months old.  I certainly
> shed a few tears over stopping the breast feeding and again with his
> diagnosis.  Like Sherry, I did the breast feeding classes, lactation
> consultants and read every breast feeding book I could get my hands on.  I
> personally have never read anything which confirms breast feeding or lack of,
> contributing to or speeding up the diagnosis of diabetes or places your child
> at greater risk for developing diabetes.  I have heard the various comments
> and debates about vaccinations being the trigger as well.  My endo says there
> is no valid research to confirm either of these hypothesis's.  There is no
> explanation why one child develops diabetes and was breast feed through many
> months while another one was not breast feed and doesn't develop diabetes.
> If we knew conclusively the answers to triggers of diabetes perhaps we would
> be one step closer to a cure.  I really feel for Sherry being a first time
> Mom, recently delivering a baby by c-section, and her hormones all over the
> place, reading this line of discussion.  As parents I believe we all try to
> do what is in the best interest of our children, the hard part is that
> sometimes we may not know just exactly what is in their best interest.   Not
> breast feeding is an option, and it doesn't make you any less of a mother nor
> place your child at greater risk for developing diabetes or so my own
> research leads me to believe.  And I have looked extensively!
> Marla Anne, dx 4/67, pumping
> Mom to Seth, 3 years old, dx 11/99
> Wife to David
> email @ redacted
>
> In a message dated 5/15/01 7:35:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email @ redacted
> writes:
> > 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.
> >
> >
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