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** I posted this today on the "Breastfeeding" BB but had thought I'd posted it here. I didn't see it previously posted so forgive me if it's already made it's rounds on this board. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/12/04/bpa.formula/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/12/04...ula/index.html</a><br><br>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">While parents don't have definitive answers, they do have choices, including powdered formula or liquid formula not packaged in cans, and BPA-free baby bottles. Another BPA-free choice for mothers who can do it is exclusive breastfeeding -- the gold standard of infant nutrition.</td>
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Whew. Good thing to know that my boobs aren't lined with BPA! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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How sad that this mother was bullied into supplementing in the hospital and still hasnt' weaned off the formula. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
At least the article presented BF as the normal way to feed a baby and all the formula concerns as something that's potentially avoidable.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Ruthla</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9926736"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">How sad that this mother was bullied into supplementing in the hospital and still hasnt' weaned off the formula. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Er, there's no indication that she was bullied. It's possible that they told her she had to supplement for very valid reasons.<br><br>
My daughter needed formula supplements, and yes they "told" me she did, but I wasn't bullied.
 

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I also liked how the article established BFing as the norm/preffered food.<br><br>
I think we can all agree that formula needs to be more safe!
 

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Whew. Good thing to know that my boobs aren't lined with BPA! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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That's a great point, but to be the devil's advocate, if you eat canned goods, there may still be trace amounts of BPA in your milk, right?<br><br>
I'm not saying this to knock bf, but my point is, not even our milk is safe, and food packers need to find a better way to pack canned goods. Obviously fresh is best, but I live in a climate where I do use canned fruits and veggies at least a little.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's a great point, but to be the devil's advocate, if you eat canned goods, there may still be trace amounts of BPA in your milk, right?</div>
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that's not worth mentioning. compare the numbers:<br><a href="http://www.efsa.europa.eu/EFSA/efsa_locale-1178620753812_1178620772817.htm" target="_blank">http://www.efsa.europa.eu/EFSA/efsa_...8620772817.htm</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's a great point, but to be the devil's advocate, if you eat canned goods, there may still be trace amounts of BPA in your milk, right?<br><br>
I'm not saying this to knock bf, but my point is, not even our milk is safe, and food packers need to find a better way to pack canned goods. Obviously fresh is best, but I live in a climate where I do use canned fruits and veggies at least a little.</div>
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I think this is a valid concern. All food, canned or otherwise, should be safe for the consumer, and BPA is harmful to all human beings, whether they are babies or adults.<br><br>
I'm going to start a new thread about something related...
 

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nyxx, thanks for that link, I guess BPA in breastmilk is not as big a concern, relative to the other exposure concerns. But at what levels does it produce health effects?
 

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My local news started this story by saying that breastfeeding is the best for baby, and it showed footage of a nursing toddler! The child looked about 2 yrs old with pretty curly ringlets. I was impressed by what seemed to be a pro bf way of presenting the story.
 
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