Effect of suboptimal breast-feeding on occurrence of autism: a case-control study.

@article{Alfarsi2012EffectOS,
  title={Effect of suboptimal breast-feeding on occurrence of autism: a case-control study.},
  author={Yahya Al-farsi and Marwan Al-Sharbati and Mostafa Waly and Omar A. Al-Farsi and Mohammed Ali Al-Shafaee and Maha M. Al-Khaduri and Malav S Trivedi and Richard C. Deth},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 7-8},
  pages={e27-32}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between suboptimal breast-feeding practices and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). METHODS A case-control study was conducted in 102 ASD cases and 102 matched healthy controls. RESULTS Based on adjusted odds ratios from logistic regression models, ASD was found to be associated with the late initiation of breast-feeding (odds ratio 1.48, 95% confidence interval 1.01-3.1), a non-intake of colostrum (odds ratio 1.7, 95% confidence interval 1.03-4.3… CONTINUE READING