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Do you suffer from diabetes, asthma or obesity because you were formula fed??

Some dingbat posted this in a recent breastfeeding question:

Not breastfeeding leads to asthma, diabetes, and obesity later in life. Why don't all these mother check in when your kids are 30? In looking around, the healthiest adults I know were breastfed. The sickest ones were formula babies. That's enough evidence for me.


If you were formula fed, do you suffer from asthma, diabetes or obesity? Are you sickly because you were formula fed?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:35 PM on May. 11, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (5)
  • umm really how do you know for sure that that is the reasoning behind it? there is no way to know that at all. i was formula fed, i am slender, no asthma, no diabetes, no disorders, no chronological illnesses. i really think that when it comes to that kind of thing, its a numbers game. but really all of those diesease mentioned above can have plenty of other causes so how is it possible to really tell that it was b/c of how someone was fed 30 years ago? (i know the OP isn't saying thats the cause and i didn't mean to make it sound like that is directed at her, thats just the best way i can explain my view_)

    Answer by vabchmommy at 10:41 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • there are no facts to base this on. I was breast fed EXCLUSIVELY and I am diabetic...its genetic.
    stop judging each other
    as long as your baby is fed well and happy...why judge those choices? ridiculous.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Um....we don't know what causes these things. Please step back and stop the war. Only you can fight breastfeeding/formula feeding fires.

    Answer by SusieD250 at 11:11 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • My husband was formula fed, and he has asthma. Then again, he was also premature, and his mom smoked while she was pregnant. As pro-breastfeeding as I am, I would blame those two things before the formula.

    Answer by tyrelsmom at 11:11 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • I was not breastfed and I don't have any allergies, diabetes or suffering from obesity. My middle brother was breastfed for 6 months and had allergies so bad he had his adenoids and tonsils taken out pretty young.


    Answer by legalmommy101 at 11:31 PM on May. 11, 2009