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August 15, 2005

Don't Just Eat Carrots.

Want good eyesight? Breastfeed.


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Since that is a biological impossibility for me, it looks like carrots will have to do. ;o) My wife, however, is currently following your advice.


Posted by: Broken Messenger at August 15, 2005 04:32 PM

Whoops! Dh and I would have botched that study! I was breastfed for over a year and have had glasses since I was 7. He was never breastfed a day in his life and still doesn't need glasses at age 36. (Whatever that is like LOL!)

Now, my sister was only breastfed for 6 weeks and she is much blinder than I am (nearly legally blind). But I'm pretty bad myself LOL!

Oops my #2 child botched it too - he was breastfed for 14 months and got glasses when he was 6.

Oh well....I guess there are always those of us who match up with the statistics. :-D

Posted by: Keer at August 15, 2005 05:46 PM

I'd mess up the study too (though I'd probably be blind if my mom didn't breastfeed me!) because I've been in glasses since 1st grade and my mom bf me (with supplemental formula) til I was 18 mos.

I always love to read about more benefits from breastfeeding (not like I needed more but it's good for those folks on the fence about it). Thanks for sharing! :)

Posted by: Amy at August 16, 2005 01:34 AM

:) I was nursed into toddlerhood as well as my sister and no glasses needed here! LOL

Posted by: Laura at August 16, 2005 03:22 PM

Chiming in a little late here: I bf both (30+ years ago!) for at least 9 months. These days, one needs glasses, the other does not. Go figure.

Posted by: FLGrandma at August 19, 2005 11:19 AM

Health science is not math. 2+2=4. Healthy choices like breastfeeding lead to healthy outcomes, like better vision. But it is not an ironclad guarantee.

Health studies show patterns, correlations, normal outcomes. They help point to the biological/physiological reasons behind the health patters we see.

Exceptions to the patterns do not invalidate the patterns. Breastfed kids who get ear infections, are overweight, have bad vision--these instances do not take away the facts that breastfeeding is a healthy choice and generally leads to better vision, less ear infections, and later healthy weight.

Posted by: TulipGirl at August 21, 2005 12:45 PM

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