Mother breastfeeding 8 infant earthquake victims

Wow!! What an amazing story!! A Chinese police officer and new mother, has taken in 8 babies to nurse. Three of the infants mother’s were traumatized by the event and it affected their milk supply. Five of the infants were orphaned. This mother is truly a hero.

In such tragic events, artificial feeding becomes dangerous because water supplies often becomes contaiminated. So mixing formula and cleaning necessary supplies becomes a challenge and can endanger the health of an artificially fed infant. Read more here….

Advertisements

3 responses to this post.

  1. that is remarkable. WOW. Thanks for sharing this story!

    Reply

  2. Posted by Christinia on May 22, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    This is not related to this post, but I couldn’t find a place to send you comments or questions. I love your website and am hoping you can help me with a question I have. In effort to reduce the amount of plastic water bottles that I use I have switched to a sigg water bottle. However, now that I am no longer drinking water bottles, I am interested in purchasing a water filter. Do you have any suggestions? I don’t want to find out that the water filter I purchase is not made of a safe material (ex: I have read some brita filters are not made of “good” plastic).
    Also, I am a little confused on the plastic issue in general. I understand number 3, 6, and 7 are the plastics to avoid, but is plastic in general safe. For example, while plastic number 1 is safe. It’s hard to believe such a flimsy plastic (all my water bottles are number 1), are really not leaching harmful chemicals when the harder more sturdy plastics are. Also, what do you think of the new plastic, Tritan copolyester? Would you advise not jumping on the bandwagon until further studies are done?
    Thanks so much and sorry for so many questions. It is such a confusing topic and quite frankly feels overwhelming! I wish our government would have more stringent regulations. I appreciate any advice you can provide.

    Christina

    Reply

  3. Posted by Trisha on May 28, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Hi Christina, thanks for your comments. I have not done a lot of research on water filters, but from what I gather, a reverse osmosis filter is supposed to be top notch at removing all kinds of things from our drinking water. It’s expensive, but does a much better job of removing the junk from our water than a Brita. If you have a Brita, you can contact them directly, let them know exactly which filter you have and ask what plastic all the parts are made of.

    For types of plastic and leaching, well, all plastics leach to a certain degree. #1 water bottles are made for single use and are considered safe for that single use. But they do leach particularly after a washing and repeated use. 3, 6, and 7 are known to leach the more hazardous chemicals than the other types. Also, remember to never heat any plastic in the microwave.

    I am not familiar with the tritan copolyester. I am usually leary to try new items such as this. A reason why I have not gotten laser eye surgery. I want to make sure people are going to go blind 40 years after they have the surgery. I personally would avoid it, but I have not heard much about it or done any research either.

    I am in the process of chunking plastic items in my house and replacing them with glass. I probably need to invest in a Sigg myself. I always take my own cup to work (they only have styrofoam cups and I refuse to use them).

    Hope that helps!
    Trisha

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: