If you’ve read my eBook First Bites, you’ve learned a lot about formula feeding. While breastfeeding is always recommended, it’s advised to use powdered formula if you absolutely need to use formula.
The alternatives, concentrated liquid formula that needs mixed with water and ready-to-use liquid formula, aren’t green – and their packaging adds unwanted chemicals to your child’s sole source of food.
For one, plastic containers leach contaminants into liquid formula – that’s just what plastic containers do.
If liquid infant formula is packaged in metal can instead of a plastic bottle, the formula comes into direct contact with the bisphenol A that is used to line metal cans.
Of course, once the liquid formula is consumed, the packaging – whether plastic or metal – needs disposed. And that is where the potential environmental harm enters the picture. (Please don’t forget to recycle.)
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