Lipkin's Monster ME/CFS Study: Microbes, Immunity & Big Data
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A New Poll?

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by leela, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    Okay, perhaps this sounds nutty, but the more I read about immunity being 75% in the gut,
    and about how almost all PWCs have gut issues, and how important breast milk/colostrum is in establishing a healthy gut and immune system, I am really curious to know what percentage of PWCs were bottle-fed vs breast-fed. This is not about placing the blame on moms! I just wonder if there is an extra predisposition for immune abnormalities when babies do not get their natural "booster" at the breast. I don't remotely imagine it to be a causative factor, but I'm wondering if it is a factor in setting up a terrain that predisposes a person to become vulnerable to this illness. Does anyone think it's worth starting a poll, just to see if it factors in?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/03/science/03milk.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general
     
  2. jewel

    jewel Senior Member

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    Most people in the U.S. in my generation were bottle fed-- our kids, most at least partially breast fed. J.
     
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    Stone Senior Member

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    My sisters and I all have CFS. We were all breastfed as tiny infants, then switched to bottles after a few months. My daughter has CFS and was exclusively breastfed, never had formula. We all have gut problems of one kind or another to some degree or another. I had IBS before I got sick with CFS. One sister has always suffered from a very sluggish colon.
     
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    sela Senior Member

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    i was breastfed for 6 weeks. the guy at 'cooling inflammation' writes a lot about this, check it out, he is a research scientist. mother's can pass on stuff to infant if her flora etc isn't okay.
     
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    femmgrrl

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    I was breastfed but weaned a bit early. I do think it is worth starting a poll. I will talk with my Mother and get back to the thread with more details like when exactly I was weaned.
    -femmgrrl
     

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