I already have two kids, (now 9 and 12, soon to be 10 and 13) who as of right now haven't contracted the type 1 fun that I had to go through at around the age of 10.
I am in a different relationship now and have another on the way.
With my first batch were babies we had read the then fairly new idea that bovine milk could raise the chances of contracting type 1, and so just to be on the safe side kept them away from it for the first two years of life.
Now I have another on the way, I'm revisiting this theory, only to find (surprise surprise) that the likelihood of this being true or not is heavily argued and have the studies conducted about milk consumption before the age of around 24 months massively contradict themselves, with the latest study that I just read about claiming that it seems to make absolutely no difference at all in their study cases, but also goes on to say that this doesn't mean it won't still stop those test kids who are not consuming bovine milk from increasing their chances of contracting when they may not have if they had abstained.
I believe there are still 3 years left on this particular study, until those children involved reach the age of ten.
Is there a reliable (read realistic) rule of thumb here yet?
Did anyone else take this precaution?