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May 1986

Nutrient Intakes From Cow's Milk and Infant Formula-Reply

Author Affiliations

Statistical Consulting Service Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210
Ross Laboratories 625 Cleveland Ave Columbus, OH 43216

Am J Dis Child. 1986;140(5):407-408. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140190016004

In Reply.—We wish to clarify some of Dr Stickler's misunderstandings about our article, but before we do we would like to reassure Dr Stickler that our article provides accurate and reliable data. The staff chosen to conduct the 24-hour dietary recall has over 30 years of combined experience in nutrition survey research. One of us (A.S.R.) supervised the interviewing process on-site and was available to answer any questions. Moreover, we conducted a stringent and protracted pilot test with our interviewers who were ultimately selected for the main study on the basis of their performance during this test. We agree with Dr Stickler that these interviews are difficult; we disagree that there was no 100 Energy 50 Daily 0 Formula Formula Formula (n =138) (n=195) (n =109) Cow's Milk Cow's Milk Cow's Milk Cow's Milk (n=54) (n =144) (n =170) (n = 51) Feeding Group Percentage of energy intake by food

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