I don’t know if you saw this report on Good Morning America this morning, but a friend send it to me and I am passing it along for those of you who are feeding your baby formula.
According to this report, arsenic has been found in two organic baby formulas that contain brown rice syrup as a main ingredient. If your formula contains this ingredient, you may want to change brands.
You can watch the report here.
Sara H. says
All formula companies do acknowledge that breast is best; however, that doesn’t mean that a family that chooses to use formula should be chastised for it. They decide what’s right for them. This is an argument that could go on for days, but should not; I thank The Peaceful Mom for bringing this information to the attention of many; I, along with many I’m sure, would have not seen this if she had not posted it. Thanks!!!
You are very welcome Sara. 🙂
Why oh why do women berate each other?
Thank you for infoming us about the brown rice syrup.
P.S. I CHOSE NOT to breastfeed my first baby. Amazing how she is perfectly healthy, learned to read at age 2, is a socialite, in Gifted class by Kindergarten, and never has any bodily problems. I breastfed my second baby because I CHOSE to. She is just as healthy and smart.
jennifer brown says
Its sad to see people judge other people.
Its also heartbreaking to me and probably others to be made to feel crappy when their own bodies let them down. I can remember being in tears when my body wasn’t able to work the way it was suppose to. If you are one of the moms with the perfect breastfeeding body, good for you, but it hurts the rest of us for you to look down on those of us whose body has failed us. Some things in life we simply have no control over.
I breastfed all 3 of my children, and besides knowing it was the best for them, it was also easier, cheaper, and worry-free for me. I feel bad for those moms who want to nurse their babies but can’t, but I feel worse for the moms who have to choose not to breastfeed because of having to return to work in order to survive. It is my belief that if the tax code were revised to either the flat or fair tax AND the gov’t was drastically shrunk, women wouldn’t be forced to leave their children to the mercy of baby formula companies and/or strangers in daycares.
I agree that it’s a shame that moms have to work when they have infants. I think many women are taking drastic measures so that they can stay at home.
I wasn’t refering to your post at all Kimberlee. I had a friend who couldn’t breastfeed and was judged so harshly. It was horrible to see her go through that. So I get highly offended when women suggest that those who don’t breastfeed don’t love their kids. It’s ridiculous.
Katie, it is interesting to see how women tear each other apart for their choices: public school vs. homeschool; breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding; working vs. staying at home. I wish we could just encourage one another and even if we believe the other person is doing everything the “wrong” way, love them anyway.
And thanks to our countries backwards way of thinking, many of us moms have to return to work. And with our basic laws on expressing milk in the workplace, it makes it very difficult for some of us (which is why I gave up and felt like the worst mom in the world) and had to switch to formula. If I could have taken off of work for 1 year, like many other countries, than I would have most definitely breast fed my children for that whole year. But regardless, some women can’t BF at all and it’s such a shame that when you are thinking you’re giving your child the best (organic), you still face these dangers.
Kimberly, it is difficult to work when you have an infant. I think we just have to do the best we can and trust God with the rest.
Alissa DeLucio says
Time to edit the posts since no one sends to play nice
I *think* this was a post meant to inform women, not to cut them down. Stop bashing women who can’t or choose not to breastfeed! Women need to stop judging each other, it’s disgusting. (coming from a mom who breast fed her babies, and chooses to ENCOURAGE other women reguardless of how they choose to feed their kids)
Thanks Katie. As I mentioned in my previous comment, it is my heart to encourage women. I would like for the conversation here to be uplifting and encouraging to everyone who visits. 🙂
Only a small minority of women “can’t” breastfeed, not counting those who have had breasts removed. Mostly it’s women who “don’t want to”. their babies aren’t the most important part of their lives as should be. Breast is always best.
I have obviously touched on a hot topic here. I was one of those moms who did not make enough milk and I had to bottle feed. It was very difficult for me, because I knew that breastfeeding was best and I worried about what it would do to my children, but no matter what remedies we tried I could not breastfeed. Every time I pulled out a bottle to feed my babies I felt like everyone around me thought I was a bad mother.
I think we have to be very careful to be supportive of all moms and their choices, rather than deciding that there is something wrong with the choice to bottle feed. Yes, breast feeding is best, but it isn’t a choice everyone can or will make. And please hear my heart here, I am not angry or bitter. I just want to extend grace to other moms rather than making them feel judged. 🙂
That’s why moms should breastfeed !
True,but some can’t.