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If you have a new infant in your family and a family history of type 1 diabetes, feeding your baby a special formula when weaning off breastfeeding may protect against the development of the antibodies associated with type 1 diabetes, thus potentially shielding your child from developing the disease itself. This is the finding of a new study, conducted by Finnish researchers, that was published in the November 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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A 20-year study that tracked 704 women from before their first pregnancy onward suggests that the first year mothers breastfeed, they reduce their risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes within the next 15 years by 15 percent. Each subsequent year of breastfeeding further reduces the risk by 15 percent. For example, a mother who has two children and breastfeeds each for a year could enjoy a 30 percent reduction in her risk of type 2 over a 15-year period.
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The Organic Center (TOC), a leading research institute focused on the science of organic food and farming, announced that a balanced, organic diet-both before and during pregnancy-can significantly reduce a child's likelihood of becoming overweight or obese or developing diabetes.
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UK researchers says that breastfeeding in infancy is associated with “a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, with marginally lower insulin concentrations in later life, and with lower blood glucose and serum insulin concentrations in infancy.”
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Regardless of maternal diabetes or weight status, Harvard researchers say that breastfeeding is “inversely associated” with childhood obesity. The researchers urge all mothers to breastfeed their infants to reduce the risk for childhood obesity.
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At intervals of five days after giving birth and then four months after giving birth, Danish researchers interviewed 102 women with type 1 about breastfeeding. The type 1 women’s breastfeeding habits were then compared to a large random sample from the general population of Danish women.
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A recent report in The Practicing Midwife suggests that women with diabetes should be “encouraged and supported to breastfeed their babies from birth by giving them an understanding of the general and specific benefits this will provide.”
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Czech researchers say that not breastfeeding a child may increase its chances of developing type 1 diabetes.
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"Breastfeeding is the optimal way of providing ideal food for the health, growth, and development of human infants while simultaneously benefiting the lactating mother."
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Breastfeeding for three months or more may help prevent diabetes in children, say researchers in Chile. Their study, one of many to reach the same conclusion, focused on how breastfeeding affected the levels of three types of islet-cell antoantibodies in children with type 1 diabetes. Researchers published their findings in the June issue of the Medical Magazine of Chile (Revista Medica de Chile).
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