Matched pair analysis relating to 3376 mothers of children who died of cancer 1972-1981 and of healthy control children from the Oxford Survey of Childhood Cancers showed no evidence of protection from breastfeeding for acute lymphocytic leukaemia (OR 1.04, 95% CI 0.86-1.26), for all cancers combined (OR 1.04, 95% CI 0.93-1.15) or for other groupings. Analyses by duration of breastfeeding also failed to support the protective hypothesis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Journal of Cancer|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Apr 2003|
- childhood cancer