Illy made me wonder...

Formula-fed or breast-fed?
16
Formula - 64.0%
8
Breast - 32.0%
1
Other???? - 4.0%

 
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Celey
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   Posted 5/30/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
It's kind of a silly question... but... Were you formula fed or breast-fed? I was formula-fed...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Zanne
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   Posted 5/30/2008 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
This question was posted a year or so ago, with my memory, it could have been two. But..... Formula here
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Celey
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   Posted 5/30/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Ohhh... Sorry! Didn't mean to repeat post... But hey... Lots of new members since then, hmm?
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Melissa H
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   Posted 5/30/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Good question - I'm surprised by the count so far...80% formula, 20% breast fed. Very interesting.

Oops - I have to edit this, I just realized not too many folks have voted yet tongue so it's not all that surprising!


30 year old wifey and mom to 3 little girls, 2 dogs, and 2 ratties and working full-time outside of the home...and always ready for a nap.
Suffered with symptoms for 12 years, dx Crohn's-Colitis 11/2007. Taking Asacol, Omeprazol, Rowasa, Bentyl. Flaring off and on and trying to avoid steriods.  Taking RF Plus, Similase, Cortine, Pregnenalone, Vit B shots.  http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa_Huffines/743171473


Jen77
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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I was formula fed. I personally don't think there is a connection there though. My Aunt who more then likely has Crohn's also (serious denial) was breast-fed. I think it has more to do with genes then what we were fed.
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 30 mg, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


Nanners
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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Breast fed here....And as Zanne said this was posted about a year ago.  I don't think it has anything to do with Crohns.  There are so many variables that could cause Crohns and NO ONE knows yet what that trigger is.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Illy
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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   

all I know is, I made it to a ripe old age with no crohn's until after several years of antibiotics.  and some people have had the same experience.  I'm not saying it's the only reason, I'm sure it's multi factorial.

Jen, do you know if you or your aunt have the NOD2/CARD15 gene?  that accounts for 1/2 Crohn's cases, approximately.


RedAdmin
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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I know that I was formula, and my daughter was breast until 1 year. I know that she is showing signs, but I was very passinate about giving her the best fighting chance I could.
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 5/30/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry...had to be different. I have no idea what I was for sure, but I think it was a combination (assuming they had formula back in the 60s!). I am the youngest of seven and I think Mom went with what was easiest at the time!
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


aoccc
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   Posted 5/30/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
all the weird stuff they put in modern food, all the pop, odd things they are finding in our drinking water...so many things out there i gave up trin to figure it out lol
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional Arby's breaks :)


Jen77
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   Posted 5/30/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Illy said...

all I know is, I made it to a ripe old age with no crohn's until after several years of antibiotics.  and some people have had the same experience.  I'm not saying it's the only reason, I'm sure it's multi factorial.

Jen, do you know if you or your aunt have the NOD2/CARD15 gene?  that accounts for 1/2 Crohn's cases, approximately.


Neither of us have had any kind of gene tests. She just has all the signs and symptoms, but would like to believe it's not Crohn's. Not that I blame her. LOL I actually can think of a few other people in my family tree that probably had mild cases, but never sought out treatment.
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 30 mg, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


Marie-Claire
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   Posted 5/30/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I was formula fed.... well, I don't exactly think of it as formula. I was in an orphanage in Hull, Quebec until I was adopted at 7 months. The nuns then used Carnation milk as formula...just diluted it with water. My adopted mom was told to continue with that for a while until I was eating solids... which hadn't been given to me yet at the orphanage.
Carnation milk. Maybe that's why I'm regaining all my baby fat now. They say fat cells just sit and wait !
I used to joke , (when I weighed 110 pds at 5'9'') that there was a 500 pd lady inside me, yelling. "let me out, let me out". Well, the joke is on me. When I turned 46.(am now 51)the fat lady started poofing her way out. Now I way 222, and have to lose weight.
But to get back to the question.... I don't think formula would have anything to do with CD...not even carnation milk....obesity maybe?
Fat Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Breast fed, for a long time, my whole first yr of life before I started to get weaned.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


belleenstein
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   Posted 5/31/2008 3:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Unless a baby is completely breastfed for at least six months, with no supplementation, the benefits to the immune system -- especially in the gut -- are mostly lost. At the moment this post probably reflects the percentages of breastfed to bottlefed babies in the general population. Indeed -- it may even represent a higher percentage of breastfed babies than the norm, if by breastfed you use the criteria of breastmilk alone for the first six months.
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.


epeters
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   Posted 6/5/2008 12:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I was breastfed for 10 months and was determined to give my son the same benefit. He breastfed for 18 months and he has an excellent health record. (Let's hope he gets his daddy's intestinal genes!) I had to go off of all of my medications in order to breastfeed and I don't regret it for a second.

They also say exposure to farm animals helps build your immune system. Who would have thought?
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