Sir.—In the March 1984 issue of the AJDC, Duncan et al1 refer to published data of our own2 on the growth of breast-fed infants. Their use and interpretation of the published data2 are seriously in error.
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HITCHCOCK NE, GRACEY M. Growth of Healthy Breast-fed Infants in the First Six Months. Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(3):219–220. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140050013002