BPA in Infant Formula

Bisphenol-A (BPA) has also been found in the lining of many metal cans of infant formula. Risk is highest in those containing liquid formula. Powdered varieties are still at risk, but to a much lesser degree.

The best way to avoid BPA in formula and baby bottles is to breastfeed. Everyone knows the benefits of breastfeeding. But if you chose not to breastfeed, it’s best to steer clear of liquid formula.

The Environmental Working Group has a good article on this subject. If you must formula feed, there are some good tips to help reduce your baby’s exposure to BPA. If you are not sure if the product you are using contains BPA, call the manufacturer and demand an answer. The only answer you should accept is a “yes” or “no.” If you get a yes, stop using the product immediately and let them know you are doing so until they make a product that is BPA-free.

Parents need to wake up and take serious note of what products they are using with their children. You CANNOT believe manufacturers are looking out for your baby’s best interest, because they are not. They are looking to make a dollar, and that’s it. Parents need to speak up and say we are not going to take this. Demand changes. Choose safer products.

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    4. Posted by Amy on March 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm

      The best way to avoid BPA in formula and baby bottles is to breastfeed. Everyone knows the benefits of breastfeeding. But if you chose not to breastfeed, it’s best to steer clear of liquid formula.

      I find this statement very offencive as not everyone has the opportunity or ability to breastfeed and your choice of words in this article were very poor. These women are stressed and worried enough about the sacrifice that they have encountered and don’t need to be told that its their choice to be exposing their little one to harmful chemicals.

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    5. Posted by Kathryn on February 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      I don’t think anyone should take offense. With all our children are exposed to that contain toxins, it is very frustrating. Plus seeing this article was written several years ago when there was lots of major news covereage it’s likely the frustration is aimed at BPA and corporations touting its safety. That’s what I get from this because I feel the same way. It is frustrating. And actually BPA has been found in breast milk, so you still cannot completely say you avoid it by breast feeding. And it is in poor distaste to come to someone’s blog and trash their writing. Cheers

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