To the Editor.—

The recent Academy statement on fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects recommends abstinence from alcohol for women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.1 Our position was incompletely quoted in the statement. We have stated that there is no scientific evidence to support abstinence from alcohol during pregnancy in well-nourished women.2

Mills, who is also referred to in the committee statement as finding a substantial risk with the consumption of one to two drinks daily, was also referenced incompletely.

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