Exclusive breastfeeding and the risk of postpartum relapses in women with multiple sclerosis.

  title={Exclusive breastfeeding and the risk of postpartum relapses in women with multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Annette M. Langer-Gould and Stella M. Huang and Rohit Gupta and Amethyst D Leimpeter and Eleni A Greenwood and Kathleen B. Albers and Stephen K Van Den Eeden and Lorene M. Nelson},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={66 8},
OBJECTIVE To determine if exclusive breastfeeding protects against postpartum relapses of multiple sclerosis (MS) and, if so, whether this protection is related to prolonged lactational amenorrhea. DESIGN We conducted structured interviews to assess clinical, menstrual, and breastfeeding history during each trimester and 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months postpartum and collected neurological examination findings from the treating physicians of women with MS. Hazards ratios (HRs) were adjusted for… CONTINUE READING


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