Healthy Living

10 Things That Put People at Risk for Crohn's Disease

Lack of breastfeeding

9. Lack of breastfeeding

Scientists believe that breastfeeding has a protective mechanism for preventing Irritable Bowel Diseases such as Crohn’s. It was shown in studies that there is a reduced risk of the disease when babies are given that advantage.

Larger study groups are needed for higher quality studies to prove conclusive.

For women on medication for Crohn’s though, there is a concern whether breastfeeding while on steroids or other medicines is advisable.