Breastfeeding Called a Protector Against Getting Type 1

Czech research

| Jan 1, 2006

Czech researchers say that not breastfeeding a child may increase its chances of developing type 1 diabetes.

Researchers observed a group of 868 diabetic children and 1,466 anonymous controls whom the researchers say were mostly schoolmates of the children with type 1. The data were collected from structured questionnaires that had been completed by the children’s parents.

“The risk of [type 1] decreased with increasing duration of breastfeeding, while not breastfeeding was associated with an increased [type 1] risk,” write the researchers.

European Journal of Pediatrics, October 7, 2005

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Posted by Anonymous on 6 January 2011

I breastfed my daughter (never did she have formula) for about 1 and a half years. She got type 1 at age 6

Posted by Anonymous on 11 February 2013

Breast fed my first son for 13 months he did not develop diabetes 1
Breast fed my second son for 30 months he developed diabetes. 1 at age four
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