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Bottle feeding and the sudden infant death syndrome

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1070

Study was not large enough to show effect

  1. D M Tappin
  1. Senior lecturer in community paediatrics Department of Child Health, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow G3 8SJ

    EDITOR,—Major faults in R E Gilbert and colleagues' paper invalidate their claim that bottle feeding is not a risk factor for the sudden infant death syndrome.1 In Britain a higher proportion of upper and middle class women breast feed. When the limited format of an observational case-control study is used adjustment for socioeconomic status may remove …

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