The Important Note to Avoid Bpa

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There is a common chemical which is used on plastic. The chemical is bisphenol A or usually called BPA. BPA is a chemical that usually contained on bottle or plastic to strengthen plastics and make the plastic sterile. The chemical keep bacteria from polluting the foods and avert the cans to rust. However, BPA can be harmful for child and infant. The child’ endocrine function can be harmed by BPA. It is already proven by a research study. Parents need to be careful on choosing the baby’s bottle to avoid the risk of BPA.

There are many actions that can be done by parents to avoid the bottle that contain BPA. First avoid number 7 bottle and the recycled bottle which has been marked with “PC”. Use certified BPA free bottle. Bottle made form polyethylene or bottle made from polypropylene usually does not contain BPA. It is usually called opaque. You can recognize them with number 2 which is stated on the bottle packaging. Number 5 is also fine to use. You can consider on the glass bottle. However, you need to be careful on the injury that might be caused. Avoid on using microwave to heat polycarbonate bottles. Never boil your bottles which are made from polycarbonate. Never use the dishwasher to wash your polycarbonate bottles either.

The natural way to avoid BPA is breastfeeding. Give baby breastfeeding until their first 6 months and continue it for their second semester even though they are consuming solid food. Pay attention to mixing the formula powder. Do not switch to another formula if it is known that your baby is sensitive with some brands. It can risk your baby. Make sure you contact your doctor. If inappropriate formula is given, it only increases the risk of BPA. So, the parents should be careful on feeding their baby.

The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

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