Bratcat, as well as her brothers, were all breastfed. Her older brother was breastfed the longest. He has probably been the healthiest of all 3 kids. Very rarely sick. He was always a picky eater and, I believe, does have IBS. Bratcat was breastfed for close to the whole first year. Growing up she had minor colds. No real problems with her digestive system except definitely IBS to ice cream and fast foods (as do I). Younger brother was breastfed the shortest amount of time (just over 6 months). Very healthy appetite but he has asthma, has sensitive skin (always gets a rash from something or another). He has been getting better as he grows.
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday
hydrocortisone enema nightly, rowasa in the morning
40 mg prednisone daily
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly!
Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa
9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone