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Off the top of my early-morning head while NAK:<br>
Packaging materials<br>
Energy needed to produce ABM<br>
Energy needed to heat ABM for serving<br>
Energy needed to sterilize bottles, nipples, & water for mixing<br>
More spit ups & icky poops = more and longer laundry wash cycles<br>
Paper for marketing to consumers, physicians, hospitals, etc.<br>
Trucks for transportation<br>
Environmentally un-friendly plastics used in bottles and nipples and the plastic caps on the cans
 

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Here's a link to LLL's "Breastfeeding is Green" sheet:<br><a href="http://dev.lllusa.org/wbw/kit/2007/Human_Milk_Is_Green_2007.pdf" target="_blank">http://dev.lllusa.org/wbw/kit/2007/H...Green_2007.pdf</a><br><br>
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I did a mock up flyer in case someone wanted to use it for Earth Day... a few MA links since that is where I am. Fits 3 up on a sheet of paper.<br><br>
Jessica<br><br>
Earthday<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><br>
Starts at Birth!<br><br><div style="text-align:center;">
<div style="text-align:center;"><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Earth Day 2007</span></span></b></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><b><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Breastfeeding:</span></b></div>
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<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><b>Best for Mother Earth</b><span style="font-size:medium;">!</span></span></div>
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<br><b><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">How does breastfeeding protect our environment?</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Symbol;">·</span></span> <span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Breastmilk produces no waste.</span></span><br><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Symbol;">·</span></span> <span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Breastmilk needs no extra packaging.</span></span><br><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Symbol;">·</span></span> <span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Breastmilk comes at the right temperature.</span></span><br><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Symbol;">·</span></span> <span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Breastmilk does not need to be shipped.</span></span><br><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Symbol;">·</span></span> <span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Breastmilk passes on immunization and other health benefits to the baby, saving lives, preventing illness, limits population growth naturally, and saves money and health service resources.</span></span><br><br><div style="text-align:center;">
<div style="text-align:center;"><b><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Protect Mother Earth, Protect Mothers’ Milk</span></span></b></div>
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<span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Some toxic substances have been found in breastmilk, notably dioxins and PCB’s.</span></span><br><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Symbol;">·</span></span> <span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Breastmilk gives a baby the best start in life. The health advantages outweigh any possible danger from these toxins.</span></span><br><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Symbol;">·</span></span> <span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Damage is <span style="text-decoration:underline;">more</span> likely to starts in the womb.</span></span><br><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Symbol;">·</span></span> <span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Formula is not a safe alternative: Its production releases toxins to the environment and formula is also susceptible to contamination.</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">These toxins are found throughout the food chain. This should not be used to discourage mothers from breastfeeding; instead this should cause concern and action to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">protect our environment</span>.</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#003333;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Adapted from: Breastmilk: A World Resource by</span></span> <span style="font-family:Garamond;">Andrew Radford, Baby Milk Action for the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action</span><br><div style="text-align:center;">
<div style="text-align:center;"><b><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Breastfeeding Information & Support</span></b></div>
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<span style="font-family:Garamond;"><a href="http://www.lalecheleague.org/" target="_blank">www.lalecheleague.org/</a> <a href="http://www.kellymom.org/" target="_blank"><span>www.kellymom.org</span></a></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;"><a href="http://www.breastfeeding.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">www.breastfeeding.com</span></a> <a href="http://www.mothering.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">www.mothering.com</span></a></span></span><br><span style="font-family:Garamond;">M<span style="color:#000000;">ass Breastfeeding Coalition: <a href="http://www.massbfc.org/" target="_blank">www.massbfc.org/</a></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Massachusetts</span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Citizens for Breastfeeding Reform:</span></span><br><div style="text-align:center;">
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;"><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MCBR/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MCBR/</a></span></span></div>
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<b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Garamond;">Earth Day: Starts at Birth!</span></span></b>
 

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thanks for those links, that's the kind of stuff I was looking for and TK thanks for the quick reply and all the things you rattled off so fast with early morning mommy brain.
 
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