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Breastfeeding protective against Autism

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womblesofwestminster Wed 18-Dec-13 15:49:07

What do you guys make of this news:

"Breastfed children have higher oxytocin levels, boosting their chances of evading Autism. Medical researchers have further confirmed that breastfeeding significantly strengthens the nervous system of both the child and its mother."

devilinside Wed 18-Dec-13 21:50:21

Millions of you have autism, you just don't know it, the original thinkers, the computer programmers, the engineers, the poets and musicians, the scientists, the lecturers, the artists. most working at their special interests, unlikely to be motivated by money.

I have AS, I didn't know it, it wasn't diagnosed when I was a child. My son has ASD (breastfed until two), DD has aspergers, the quirky members of my family have it (ie all of them), It's genetic.

ImAnElfJeSuisUneElf Wed 18-Dec-13 21:21:19


MNHQ obviously thought it was offensive enough to move, but not to remove.

What a load of parp.

LalyRawr Wed 18-Dec-13 21:15:09

Another bollocks vote.

My mum breast fed my brother and not me. We both had Fragile X. No amount of breast milk can change your DNA I'm afraid.

autumnsmum Wed 18-Dec-13 21:15:08

Aha starlight you're on to something there if I'd used a different brand of formula would I have given my Dcs adhd

zzzzz Wed 18-Dec-13 21:14:19

That explains a lot, star , thanks.

PolterGoose Wed 18-Dec-13 21:13:42

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StarlightMcKingsThree Wed 18-Dec-13 21:10:01

Did you use both boobs?

Coz I read somewhere, that breatfeeding only prevents autism if you feed from the right boob only. If you feed from the left only you give your child ADHD.

HotheadPaisan Wed 18-Dec-13 21:09:19

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zzzzz Wed 18-Dec-13 21:09:04


Tangfasticlady Wed 18-Dec-13 21:08:44

Breastfed my son for three years, hasn't prevented him from having an ASD I'm afraid.

StarlightMcKingsThree Wed 18-Dec-13 21:07:51


NotAnotherStuffedTurkey Wed 18-Dec-13 21:07:19

Is there a topic called Goady Shit Stirring Blamers that this thread can be happily relocated to? angry

PolterGoose Wed 18-Dec-13 21:07:11

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zzzzz Wed 18-Dec-13 21:05:49

<misspelled gibberish followed by ubiquitous apology and iPad cursing and reference to fat fingers>

ouryve Wed 18-Dec-13 21:01:32

<post commenting on how autism wasn't so popular or fashionable in my day>

StarlightMcKingsThree Wed 18-Dec-13 20:58:16

AIBU to think that if more mothers breastfed then society wouldn't have to face the consequence of autism.

<link to bad research to support claim>

HotheadPaisan Wed 18-Dec-13 20:55:54

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PolterGoose Wed 18-Dec-13 20:55:05

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autumnsmum Wed 18-Dec-13 20:48:46

Thank you hazey and zzzz I had good reasons for ff Dcs .also dd2 had concert today so feeling v emotional .hazey hope your ds gets bettersoon

zzzzz Wed 18-Dec-13 20:47:03

hazey I suggested the same thing.

zzzzz Wed 18-Dec-13 20:45:01

Producing, not reducing.

Don't go anywhere autumn MNSN belongs to us not HQ.

hazeyjane Wed 18-Dec-13 20:44:28

I have asked whether MNHQ would at least move this to the feeding section.

It seems an odd thing to do to start this 'discussion' here, where it could understandably cause a lot of pain.

Don't go Autumnsmum.

zzzzz Wed 18-Dec-13 20:35:48

She chose to post here.

Presumably she hoped her audience would include mothers of children with disabilities.

I think the only rationale offered so far is so we can be educated about how to breastfeed our way out of reducing any more children with ASD.

autumnsmum Wed 18-Dec-13 20:33:04

According to mumsnet hq these horrible statements by op can stand as they believe in free speech .my feelings don't seem to matter .all of us on here live with our children's and sometime our own disabilities every day .we are all helping each other the suggestion that I could have caused done something I did has caused two of my Dcs issues makes me feel awful .ds and dd2 are amazing .i am interested in the causes of autism but tbh tonight I feel like leaving mumsnet

HotheadPaisan Wed 18-Dec-13 20:32:17

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