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Random thought..Breast Milk vrs Breast Milk?
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According to this government report it has fallen below 50% by six to eight weeks. I think for vaccinations they look at herd immunity as being above 80% so I would think below 50% wouldn't be great.
This BBC one indicates that only one percent of mums are breastfeeding at six months, I was still breastfeeding at 3 years so I think I was in a very small minority. I have to confess I was also giving him solids, had to do something as I was working.
That is really interesting, it is truly amazing and nature is a wonderful thing.
That was very kind. I hate expressing milk ...its just that pump. :eek:
Me and all my siblings were breast fed but we've all got mild asthma , ezema and a allergy or two each. Nothing serve mind you.
Fortunately I had so much milk it made feeding 2 easy, and yeah the pump was pretty horrid.
I was told by a lactation consultant that antibodies in breastmilk start reducing after 6-9 months, since by then baby will probably be picking stuff up off the floor and sucking on it and they are expected to be making their own antibodies against those germs! She also said that breastfeeding didn't prevent childhood diseases or conditions (asthma, ear infections etc), although it could reduce the seriousness of it, but it's when that baby has grown up and the body starts slowing down that the problems of not being breastfed start to show. She gave us some stats on how much more likely formula-fed (and also early weaned) babies were to suffer digestive problems and allergies as older adults, despite them having healthy childhoods, and how much money this costs the NHS each year! I wish I still had them
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That fantastic if I have any left over milk I might find out about that as I won't be able to give blood until after the baby born in answer to your question. It's both although antibodies tale off after a while as the baby immune system develops hence why they recommend vaccination. Colostrum also contains things to kick start the varies organ systems of your baby.