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August 1985

The Relationship of Mode of Infant Feeding and Location of Care to Frequency of Infection

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(8):809-811. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140100071033

• During one year 200 healthy, full-term infants were followed up prospectively for frequency of infection. Infants were categorized by mode of feeding—breast, breast-and-bottle, or bottle—and were subcategorized by location of care and by number of siblings in the home. The average number of infections in infants fed in a day-care or sitter location was 35% greater than that in infants fed at home. The mode of feeding had no bearing on the frequency of infection.

(AJDC 1985;139:809-811)