Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Benefits of Breastfeeding Apparently Extend to Bed-wetting

Even I, who think that Breastmilk is the wonderdrug, think that this one is a little bizarre:
"There is biological plausibility in inferring that breast-feeding protects against bed-wetting and our results show a strong statistical association" although not enough to prove a direct cause-effect, the study said.

3 comments:

Julia said...

Wondering now if I should take an informal poll....

TulipGirl said...

Well. . . My two sons who were weaned prematurely did continue nightwetting whgen they were older--by a couple of years--than my two who were breastfed longer.

As night-wetting runs for males tends to be something we've seen through several generations, we had older night wetters than what might be considered "normal."

The Mommy Blawger said...

Hm, my weaned-at-14-months boy never wet at night as soon as he was day-time potty-trained, while my weaned-at-2-1/2 still has problems staying dry at night, but then he is only 3 1/2 and had to deal with baby brother coming into the family right in the middle of potty training. So I don't suppose they are a good sample for statistical purposes.