Friday, August 22, 2008

breastmilk saves the world!

...okay maybe not exactly, but it is certainly is a less polluting way to feed an infant and toddler!

i loved the title of this ...mammaries for the planet which outlines some of the ways breastfeeding has a carbon neutral footprint!

...a few gems from the article...

"breastfeeding is the ultimate example of an ecologically sound food — it comes to us from the most local source available, is delivered to its consumer without any pollution, and is the first step in a baby’s understanding of nature’s interconnectedness."

"...In their first year, a baby on formula consumes an estimated average of 14,500 ounces of formula. That divides out to more than 60 canisters that are thrown away in a year..."

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