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September 14, 1994

Sclerodermalike Esophageal Disease in Children of Mothers With Silicone Breast Implants-Reply

Author Affiliations

Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, Pa

JAMA. 1994;272(10):770. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520100031028

In Reply.  —I thank Dr Brody for confirming that, as reported in my Editorial, breast-feeding by silicone implant recipients is not advised in Europe and for clarifying the rationale behind this recommendation. Like other careful physicians, Brody appears to have reached a conclusion similar to mine; namely, that although preliminary reports such as that by Drs Levine and Ilowite1 are concerning, the current data linking implants with disease in breast-fed children do not support a ban against breast-feeding by mothers with silicone implants.

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