If you're using bottles to feed your baby your expressed breast milk, you've probably heard about the
controversy over Bisphenol A, or BPA. BPA is an industrial chemical used to make polycarbonate
plastic and epoxy resins. BPA is used to make lightweight, high-performance plastics that are tough and heat resistant. So it makes its way into
baby bottles, sippie cups, and formula cans.
BPA has the ability to mimic hormones as well and several studies have linked BPA to weight gain, abnormalities
that can lead to breast and prostate cancer, brain damage, abnormal organ development, and hyperactivity. The companies using BPA have declared
their products only contain amounts considered safe but this does not address cumulative exposure from all the various products we use that
contain BPA. When you consider all of the different products you may use - or that your baby uses - that contain this chemical the exposure level
does not appear to be so safe or small.
Some companies and even entire countries are making the move to ban the substance or limit its use.
BPA free baby bottles
Thankfully there are some baby bottle and product makers who don't BPA. Of course, one way to avoid it is to use
glass baby bottles. There are also other bpa free plastic bottles, namely: