Response to letters to the editor regarding our paper “Early introduction of complementary foods and childhood overweight in breastfed and formula-fed infants in the Netherlands: the PIAMA birth cohort study”

  • Linda P. M. Pluymen
  • Alet H. Wijga
  • Ulrike Gehring
  • Gerard H. Koppelman
  • Henriëtte A. Smit
  • Lenie van Rossem
Letter to the Editor
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Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

Linda Pluymen, Alet Wijga, Ulrike Gehring, Gerard Koppelman, Henriëtte Smit, Lenie van Rossem. On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda P. M. Pluymen
    • 1
  • Alet H. Wijga
    • 2
  • Ulrike Gehring
    • 3
  • Gerard H. Koppelman
    • 4
  • Henriëtte A. Smit
    • 1
  • Lenie van Rossem
    • 1
  1. 1.Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary CareUniversity Medical Center UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Center for Nutrition, Prevention, and Health ServicesNational Institute for Public Health and the EnvironmentBilthovenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Division of Environmental EpidemiologyUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Allergology, UMCG, GRIAC Research Institute, GroningenUniversity of Groningen, Beatrix Children’s HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands

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