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Hi,<br><br>
i just read this article about the fat content of breast milk after one year. What do you think about the part that says that extended nursing might be linked to heart disease???? I can't see how breast milk would contribute to heart problems?<br><br><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9342112/" target="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9342112/</a><br><br>
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They didn't really talk much about the study. Who knows what kind of study it really is. Any study can link anything to anything, if the studier really wants to find a link.
 

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I totally agree with you! Sometimes it cracks me up how we try to study these things when, oh 98% of the world just does it, knowing it is good for the baby!<br><br>
Oh well, hopefully my mom and mother-in-law don't come across thsi article and read only the potential pitfalls...they keep asking when I plan to stop (dd is only 16 months!)
 

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I remember looking at the original study a few weeks or months ago. They didn't actually find that kids who nursed past a year had higher rates of heart disease- they simply noticed that breastmilk composition changes over time and has higher amounts of fat for toddlers. IMO, it's because that's what toddlers need! The study authors made the jump to "all this extra saturated fat and cholesterol must be bad for the heart."
 

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Yeah, all the decades of high fat foods and bad diets can't have any effect at all.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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"Hence, we can tell mothers that continue to breastfeed their infants that, from a caloric standpoint, their milk is of nutritional value.” <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><br><br>
Thanks? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> . So I guess I'm now up to the standards of a cow. Moo!
 
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