To the Editor.—

In the article "Relationship Between Infant Feeding and Infectious Illness: A Prospective Study of Infants during the First Year of Life" the authors comment on the methodologic failures of other studies.1

These failures include: (1) prospective data on infection and feeding, (2) specifying what is meant by infectious illness and breast-feeding, (3) controlling for other variables, and (4) exposure to illness through time.

Such a study accounting for the above methodologic flaws was conducted by me and reported in the American Journal of Diseases of Children.2

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