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11 year old gives birth to baby boy: What lesson can we learn?

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News broke that one 11-year-old girl gave birth to a baby boy,  and the infant is beautiful, said the girl's mother cited by news media.

It is not a good idea to have any baby at such an young age even though early full term pregnancy may drastically reduce her risk of breast cancer.

The bad things for a 11-year-old mom are more than the new mother can handle.  Just because she ovulate eggs periodically already, the young mother's body and mind is not ready to have a baby.  She is supposed to spend more time being a girl rather than a mother.

What lesson can we learn from this story?

Many parents may not know this: Eating too much meat and dairy products may help girls enter their puberty earlier than they are supposed to.

One study in the April 2009 issue of Osteoporosis International found high levels of serum IGF-1 in those who drank more milk.

IGF-1 is indicative of other growth hormones. The study suggests that drinking milk boosts production of growth hormones, which promote the body growth.

To prevent girls like 11-year-olds from getting mature too early, parents should have their girls eat more vegetables and grains and avoid consuming too much meat and dairy products.

By Sue Mueller

Editor's note: The article is not fully substantiated and readers should take it as a personal opinion.




 

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Alice on 02/07/2010 02:38:29
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I like how you didn't even mention the fact that the only reason she's pregnant is because she was the prey of a child molester. No, everything would be sunshine and roses if she ate differently. Opinion or no opinion, this is a disgusting article, and you should be ashamed for not finding out more information before writing something to shame a CHILD over her eating habits.
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bitterdessa on 02/07/2010 03:05:00
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Seriously. Additionally, how completely horrible to also feel like it was essential to mention that she is now at a reduced risk for getting breast cancer. Did you even think this through? The best way to prevent girls from "getting mature too early" is to keep them from being molested, not by making sure they're drinking bgh-free milk. Your opinions suck.
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Alexandra on 02/07/2010 04:01:10
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This is quite possibly one of the opinion pieces I've ever read. A child that matures early is not to blame for being abused its the child molester. Ms. Mueller, you should be ashamed for writing such disgusting tripe. And the food consumer should ashamed for running it regardless of whether its an "opinion piece" or not.
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Jenna on 02/07/2010 04:33:29
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You should be ashamed for printing this. THAT POOR LITTLE GIRL WAS RAPED BY HER STEPFATHER. How DARE you suggest that if she ate less meat and dairy, maybe she would not have gotten pregnant? And also, maybe this bastard could have continued raping her for a few more years because there would not have been hard evidence against him. You make me sick, you should be fired.
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Samantha on 02/07/2010 10:08:58
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What lesson can we learn from this story?

How about "MEN NEED TO STOP RAPING LITTLE GIRLS."
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Jennifer Armintrout on 02/07/2010 19:08:32
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Are you kidding me? This kid was raped and gave birth to a child at age eleven. Dairy foods are not her main problem here. Way to use this poor girl's tragic situation to push your agenda.
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on 02/08/2010 05:56:49
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wow. what a peice of crap article. What can we learn from this? some sickos rape little girls. You should remove this article, it literally made me gag with its offensiveness.
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sorchekyrkeby on 02/09/2010 00:18:49
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Hormones in meat and dairy aren't this little girl's problem -- the problem is that her stepfather has been raping her!

I hope that your editors have the sense to fire you.
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