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December 2009

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

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.

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