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March 6, 2002

Breastfeeding vs Formula-Feeding Among HIV-Infected Women in Resource-Poor Areas

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;287(9):1110-1113. doi:10.1001/jama.287.9.1109

To the Editor: In their study of breastfeeding vs formula-feeding among women with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr Mbori-Ngacha and colleagues1 found no significant difference in 2-year infant mortality rates. However, I have several concerns about the results of their study, which shows that breastfed infants were more likely to experience the combined end point of death or HIV infection at 2 years.

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