I dont think it makes a huge difference to your odds of developing UC later in life, I was breastfed until I was around 3. The last study I read about
breastfeeding also showed no difference later in life in other aspects such as IQ, immuno systems etc.
There has been lots of studies on breastfeeding and its effects but very few have been able to compare two sets of children (one set more breastfed than the other) with the same environmental aspects and compare them later in life but there is one very successful study from Russia where children born in two closely located hospitals were studied. In one hospital they encouraged breastfeeding and less in the other hospital, which resulted in the children being more breastfed in the hospital where it was encouraged. The children from these hospitals were later studied as adults and no significant differences were noticed. So to any moms who feel bad about
not being able to breastfeed for various reasons: don't!
Status: In remission since beginning of April 2012
Diet: No gluten, no starches and avoiding eating much sugar.
Medicine: Asacol 4x100 daily
FT: Performed Fecal Bacteriotherapy at home using my wife as donor starting the 29th of February for 27 days. Please see tinyurl.com/bw5fn8g
for the procedure I used