Breast feeding and diabetes mellitus

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6927.534b (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:534
  1. M R Kiln,
  2. D Henschel,
  3. L Kiln
  1. Paxton Green Health Centre, London SE21 8AU London SE13 7JD Beckenham, Kent BR3 4JB

    EDITOR, - K G M M Alberti briefly mentions that “breast feeding has been shown to protect against the development of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.”1 Two papers have strongly suggested that infants born into families with a family history of diabetes have a lesser chance of developing insulin dependent diabetes if they are breast …

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