Let us take a look at both options –
starting with bottle feeding …….
Milk fed in bottles can come from
cows or human mothers.
Bottle feeding cows’ milk
Cows reared for the production of milk frequently
are made to pasture on land that is purposely
deforested for this use;
Though it’s not their fault cows produce much
of the methane that contributes to the green
Cows' milk is expressed by machines; it is then
transported to the factories that turn cows' milk
into a powdered formula for the consumption of
The seemingly insignificant little
bottle requires tens of factories
to manufacture the products
used in artificial infant feeding -
all using up precious scarce
fuel and causing pollution and
Factories that make formula for human
Factories that make tin for the cans and
factories that make the cans
Factories that make the plastic for the
bottles, factories that make the bottles,
factories that make the caps
Factories that make the teats
Factories that make the labels and do
Factories that make the sterilisers
Factories that make the cardboard
boxes and lifters for the packaging
Further use of precious scarce fuel
is used in transport.
All these products have to be first
intra-transported between the
manufacturers and then
transported to the distributors in
all industrialised countries and in
some underdeveloped countries
causing more pollution and waste!
Once the products are at the shops – you have to
use your resources like money, time and effort - to
purchase the products to feed your child
….and transport them to your home.
At home you will spend more precious time, effort and money to make
up the bottles – measuring, boiling water, mixing, washing up,
Bottle feeding human
When you express your breastmilk you are
relieving the Earth from the burden of dealing with
the negative results of much of the manufacturing
processes mentioned above …
…. but you are still using
products like pumps,
bottles or cups, teats,
containers, fridges and
using resources like fuel
in the form of gas and
electricity, money, time
BOTTLE FEEDING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING
To make up this bottle for your baby - Earth, its inhabitants
and its atmosphere have to suffer!
Now ……a look at
Baby is put to the mother’s breast …the
shortest distance possible for fresh human
milk to go to its destination in optimum
condition with no negative effects on the
Earth, its atmosphere and its present and
future inhabitants ....
… for as long as you want,
wherever you want,
whenever you want !
The choices we make
Cleaner climate is safeguarded by the intelligent choices
we make as individuals regarding our consumption and
Breastfeeding is a natural resource that requires little
energy and produces little waste. It costs near to nothing
to make and time dedicated directly concerns feeding.
Breastfeeding ensures a
95% of mothers have no physical or mental health
problems that disable them from breastfeeding.
What is your choice?