BPA Free

What is it about BPA Free shebang, u may ask?

Taken from http://www.safemama.com/

What is Bisphenol A?

Bisphenol A is a hormone-mimicking chemical used in polycarbonate plastics (PC or identified as #7 recycling code) and resins commonly used for items such as shatterproof baby bottles. Bisphenol has estrogenic properties which, in animal tests has shown to cause a bevy of health problems such as an increase in prostate and breast cancer, uro-genital abnormalities in male babies, a decline in semen quality in men, early onset of puberty in girls, metabolic disorders including insulin-resistant (Type 2) diabetes and obesity and neurobehavioral problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Research is showing that when plastic containers, mostly those used to hold liquids and foods, are leeching Bisphenol into the foods and liquids they are holding. Heating food and liquids with these plastics is shown to increase the leeching of this contaminate.

Many companies use this chemical in their packaging including cans, soda cans, and plastic food containers. There is a risk of absorbing this chemical through the use of containing foods and liquids but can also leech into our water systems through landfills.

Many leading experts and the FDA argue that the use of Bisphenol-a is safe to the human public but independant research HAS proven otherwise.

Excerpt from Wikipedia:
Bisphenol A has been known to leach from the plastic lining of canned foods and, to a lesser degree, polycarbonate plastics that are cleaned with harsh detergents or used to contain acidic or high-temperature liquids.[16] Infants fed with liquid infant formula have among the highest exposures of anyone eating canned foods. Infants fed canned formula with polycarbonate bottles can consume quantities of Bisphenol A up to 13 µg/kg/day.”

Thus, I am totally on Medela feeding bottle now ever since Khazin was born. To check whether your kids/infants bottle is BPA free, go here.


8 Responses to “BPA Free”

  1. ummi Says:

    jenuh okay nak ganti botol.
    avent dah ada bpa free. tapi 40++ sebotol 4oz tu.

  2. Angah Says:

    Angah pakai botol spectra untuk adneen.. murah sket dari medela..

    untuk aroef guna botol tupperware

    both pakai plastik polypropelene..

  3. wan Says:

    Aku last sunday pi borong BPA free bottles. Tapi aku beli brand Pureen je sebab tak de makna beli mahal in the end jangka hayat botol bebudak tu susah nak panjang umur atas byk sebab – sokmo MIA. Sayan gnak beli mahal. Janji BPA free ok jer.

  4. Jessica Says:

    I read your post with great interest. I am glad some attention is directed to this, however, equally alarming are the amount of chemicals in our babies’ shampoos and soaps which can actually mimic estrogen and potentially cause abnormal cell growth. I am blessed to have found a company that I trust and also get to sponsor impoverished children just by changing stores.


  5. kaezrin Says:

    ummi: ader program tukar botol kat mothercare rasanya…tp x pernah check..i happened to outsource my medela bottle from a fren in US 3 botol rm24+ ajer rasa…

    angah: bravo angah!

    wan: murah mahal x kisah wan. yg openting ko dah alert with this..

    jessica: i will email u to ask u abt this further

  6. Anonymous Says:

    medela tu cuma jual milk storage bottles je ke? ke siap sekali dgn bottle teats? ada satu lagi mom’s precious bottles claimed to be bpa-free bottles kalau beli does that include the bottle teats? ke yg ada bpa ni hanya bottles but not teats? i.e blh lah pakai avent’s teats yg dah ada? any other bpa-free bottles yg wideneck mcm avent tak?


  7. kaezrin Says:

    ksham…tomeetippee pun bpa free side neck..mothercare bottle pun BPA free wide neck..

    ader bottle teats sekali kak../

  8. ajasu Says:

    tumpang lalu, medela punya bottles ada set of 3 bottles yang ada hard lids utk jd storage bottles, atau boleh tukar jd feeding bottles coz 3 teats n colar lids dibekalkan. And of course its BPA-free 😉

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