I’m a big advocate for breastfeeding. I had always intended to breastfeed my son, but when it turned out he had food allergies it became even more important. Some people questioned me radically changing my own diet in order to continue breastfeeding, but I knew in my heart that it was the best thing for him. Besides, if I had switched to formula it would have been a highly processed, $50 a can product. It is a lot cheaper to not eat cheese quesadillas.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a study in March of this year reporting that 15 major brands of powdered infant formula were found to be contaminated with perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel. To make it worse, the powdered formula is then mixed with water, which in 28 states and territories in the U.S. is also contaminated with perchlorate, giving a little person who weighs less than 25 pounds a double-dose of rocket fuel. Yum!
To learn more, please read the Environmental Working Group’s report of the study and discover what you can do to change things.
In the meantime, “Breast is Best.”