Is extended breastfeeding likely protective against MS?
January 7, 2011 8:26 AM Subscribe
I just found a study
from the '70s that suggests that extended breastfeeding can be protective against MS because it promotes healthy myelinization. My husband has MS, so should I breastfeed our children longer? To what age? Are there any studies about breastmilk and REmyelinization? i.e., Is there any benefit to my husband partaking of a breastmilk tonic while we have it in production?
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This question is anonymous because I am revealing personal health information about someone who is not me.
I am having trouble finding studies that further the work of these 1970s studies; everything seems to quote back to the same one(s). I don't want to end up nursing a five year-old if it turns out later research has led to entirely different conclusions. And I'm not finding anything about breastmilk administered to human adults at all.