The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book)
One of the most natural and sustainable ways to feed your baby is to go green, breastfeed and ditch the formula.
According to The Environmental Working Group:
- The makers of Nestlé, Similac, Enfamil and PBM (who make store-brand formulas sold at WalMart, Target, Kroger and dozens of other retailers) all said that they use BPA in the linings of metal cans holding liquid formula.
- BPA is widely used in powdered formula containers as well. Every manufacturer except Nestlé said it uses a BPA-based lining on the metal portions of their powdered formula cans. Nestlé failed to provide EWG with reliable documentation of their alternative packaging, and thus is not a clear improvement over other types.
- Powdered formulas are a better choice. Our calculations indicate that babies fed reconstituted powdered formula likely receive 8 to 20 times less BPA than those fed liquid formula from a metal can.
- BPA has been linked, in over 200 animal studies, to cancers and hormone disruption.
Breastfeeding is not for every mother and that is okay. But think about it; obviously it is sustainable, it doesn't require you to use fuel to drive to purchase it and it is the healthiest choice for baby. As to whether or not it is the choice for you or a new or expecting mom, that can be deciphered with The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding guide.