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Let me start off by saying I have searched and searched this forum over and over and am only more confused. So to try and simplify this I will ask some questions that I am dying to know and need help with, answer what you can PLEASE.<br>
1. What the heck is BPA and what are it's effects?<br>
2. What is the difference in glass or plastic bottles ? (any educated research on the subject would be appreciated!)<br>
3. Do you warm BM ? What do you do to unthaw it ?<br>
4. NKU, AIDIRI, BORN-FREE <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
p.s. I thought I read a thread that stated that white blood cells stick to glass bottles and antibodies stick to plastic bottles ???? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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This is the only anwser I have for you.<br><br>
Yes, I warm breast milk. I run some hot water in a bowl and stick the baggie with milk in it until I am satisfied that its warm. The same goes for thawing it out. You don't warm milk (or food for baby) in the microwave because there can be hot spots and I hear that it can break down the wonderful nutrients in BM. So avoid the microwave!!
 

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Sorry I dont know about the BPA...something that leaches into the breastmilk/formula from the bottle is all I know..mothering had an article about it in the past.<br><br>
as for warming breastmilk. Heat up a bowl/cup/pan of water to just under boiling. Sit bag or breast milk in the water to let it thaw. As the water cools replace it with warmer water. You do not want to microwave or thaw the breastmilk on the stove, it can damge the unique properties of the milk.<br><br>
As for a bottle some babies do fine with a standard nipple. Others do better with the orthodontic nipple. If you need to bottle feed try different nipples. The baby will let you know what it likes. As far as nursing goes, I have always heard to get a nipple that resembles your breast. So if you have longer nip you may try avent but shorter try gerber ( the triangle shaped one) I have recently given by daughter bottles of soy milk in an effort to reduce her nursing (she is almost 20 months) she like the second nature. I like it bc it does not leak.<br><br>
Hope I was kinda helpful and not to wordy<br>
Christina
 

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BPA... Here is some info: <a href="http://www.ewg.org/node/25810" target="_blank">http://www.ewg.org/node/25810</a><br><br>
It stands for Bisphenol A and it is a chemical found in some types of hard plastic. It leaches out of the plastic into the food that is in the container. Unfortunately, it seems like many canned food cans are lined with this plastic too (sodas, soups etc.). There is growing evidence that it may be linked to reproductive problems, cancers etc. It is in high concentrations in the liquid concentrate commercial infant formula.
 

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type of bottles, I believe, Adiri, I have seen irl, they are breast-shaped and soft. Kind of neat, actually.
 

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According to my SIL the research biologist, white blood cells die in about 24 hrs or when you freeze them. If you store less than 24 hrs you can think about using plastic to get the wbc's to your baby, otherwise there's no point.<br><br>
She wasn't sure about the antibodies; she said it would depend on the type of plastic.
 
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