Infants That Are Breastfed May Have Less Eczema & Asthma

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Teri16
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   Posted 10/14/2005 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Most of us already know from research done over the years that it is better to breastfeed our babies than bottle feeding.  Sometimes that is just not possible, so alternative choices are made, but for anyone with allergies contemplating whether or not they wanted to breastfeed, or not...this is a good article to read!
 
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   Posted 10/14/2005 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish they would have asked me for my input before they published this article. lol

My son had asthma is whole life and I breastfed him. Course he didn't have any eczema!

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Linda1
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   Posted 12/16/2005 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I breastfed my daughter for 20 months and she has allergies, food allergies, and excema. I will b/f the one I'm about to deliver just because I know it's better overall. I wish it had helped my daughter.

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   Posted 12/17/2005 12:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Well a women that consumes omega 3 fatty acids either from diet or supplemenation will be giving her baby omega 3, preventing a deficiency which can cause eczema. A mother that does not consume any omega 3 will not give her child these important essential fatty acids and will not be to prevent the occurance of eczema in those who are likely to develop it.

It's also worth looking into whether a person is getting enough zinc, which the majority of people that have eczema are deficient in.
 
 

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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 12/18/2005 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had asthma all my like & was breast fed.Must have been a man who wrote that,lol.
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   Posted 12/19/2005 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Cait has Asthma and she was the ONLY one out of 3 that I breastfed .......whats up with that .lol.............God Bless ...Lyn


 
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   Posted 12/22/2005 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Did anyone understand what I posted :) ?
 
 


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   Posted 12/25/2005 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you all thought about cutting junk food out of your life or your kids?  Eating healthy will have dramtic effects on the severity of your problems, even to the point of stop taking medications. There are plenty of studies that confirm this.

Anyone see jamie olivers school dinners before?  I can recall one episode where they were just changing over to healthier meals and a lot of the kids in the primary school had asthma and one of the nurses or teachers (dont remember) used to go around with the kids pumps incase they needed them.  After changing to healthy meals NONE of the kids neeeded their medication anymore...

With the way people eat today, we can expect kids to die before their parents. :(
 
 


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   Posted 12/25/2005 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hiya people...hope you don't mind me butting my nose in, but this post caught my eye...I'm from the crohns forum here at HW...I was breastfed, although I doubt my mom consumed much, if any, omega 3 fatty acids through her pregnancy with me and/or while breastfeeding...she breastfed me for a yr (long ey!) and I suffered with severe eczema for about 2 and a half yrs as a kid (btwn the ages of 9-almost 11yrs old)...she did however breastfeed all of my siblings, but one had trouble with breastfeeding so it didn't last long and that particular sibling never had eczema...infact no one besides me did....

but like I said, I'm from the crohns forum and there's the predisposition for developing CD and it's related to bacterial over-growth and a poor immune system, both which I feel, from things I've read, are possible contributing factors to eczema as well. From my undrstanding eczema is hereditary/genetic and if you're predisposed to it, it's a matter of what triggers it...the immune system is a whacky thing isn't it!

Regardless, I am a firm believer in breastfeeding because it's still a very healthy choice in helping babies build up their immune systems, but sometimes genetics can breakdown those barriers unfortunately...still, always better to breastfeed then not, my CD and my eczema could have been even worse off had my mom not breastfed me right!

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