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March 19, 2003

Recurrent Otitis Media in ChildrenRecurrent Otitis Media in Children

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(11):1382-1385. doi:10.1001/jama.289.11.1382-a

To the Editor: Dr Paradise1 stated that "less salient risk factors for OM include . . . formula feeding in early infancy." The reference cited was his own 1997 study2 in which "infants were considered breastfed if their diet at the time included any breast milk" and which demonstrated only a small difference in OM rates between breastfed and formula-fed infants.

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