posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 07:45 PM
Before anyone gets their undies in a twist over this article, I would suggest that you take either your own, or your spouses, breast milk into a lab
to be analyzed. You might be surprised what you find. You see, your body accumulates toxins from many different sources. They could come from the air
you breath, from the food you eat, or even the clothing you wear. Some of them build up in fatty tissues, such as the mammary glands, and are
transferred into the milk. In a healthy adult, the trace amounts of these chemicals would be pretty much harmless - but may have adverse affects in
The question is, what is the concentration of toxins in your breast milk, and are they more or less dangerous than the toxins in baby formula.
It's generally a good idea to breast feed for at least the first 6 months, since breast milk contains many other necessary nutrients and vitamins
that may be missing from formula. However, I would strongly caution about what a woman puts into her body during these first 6 months. Many mothers
think that they can pick up their old habits after giving birth, such as wearing makeup, drinking, smoking, taking drugs/medication (prescription,
OTC, or illegal), etc.
I suspect many of the mother's who raise an eyebrow at this article are actually doing more harm to their children by breastfeeding over bottle