Authors' reply

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.123 (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:123
  1. Ruth Gilbert,
  2. Peter Fleming,
  3. Ruth Wigfield,
  4. Jem Berry,
  5. Peter Rudd
  1. Lecturer in epidemiology Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
  2. Consultant paediatrician Research fellow Department of Child Health, St Michael's Hospital, Bristol BS2 8EG
  3. Professor of perinatal pathology Department of Paediatric Pathology, St Michael's Hospital
  4. Consultant paediatrician Bath Unit for Research into Paediatrics, Royal United Hospital, BathBA1 3NG

    EDITOR,--The estimated adjusted odds ratio for the sudden infant death syndrome for bottle fed infants (compared with those who were ever breast fed) in our study was 1.7 (95% confidence interval 0.7 to 3.7). We agree with E A Mitchell and colleagues that this is consistent with a protective effect of breast feeding of a magnitude similar …

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