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We read with interest the recent article by Langer-Gould and colleagues1 that analyzed the relapse risk of 29 mothers with MS who breastfed exclusively for at least 2 months (groups, 8, 5, 4, and 0-13 months) vs those who did not. A statistically significant reduction of the relapse risk in the breastfeeding group is described. The authors state that their small sample size was the main limitation of the study.
Hellwig K, Haghikia A, Agne H, Beste C, Gold R. Protective Effect of Breastfeeding in Postpartum Relapse Rate of Mothers With Multiple Sclerosis. Arch Neurol. 2009;66(12):1580-1581. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2009.281