You say “born,” we say “free”

born-free.jpgBorn Free baby bottles aren’t just free of the risky bisphenol-A. They’re also becoming increasing popular as the bad news about BPA-bottles spreads.

In August, a panel of scientists found there is “some concern” that bisphenol-A (BPA), an estrogen-like compound used in shatterproof, polycarbonate baby bottles, poses a risk to brain development in babies and children. Studies of newborn animals showed low doses of BPA cause structural changes in the brain that trigger learning deficits and hyperactivity. Read more by clicking here.

Some of the biggest baby bottle manufacturers – Dr. Brown’s, Avent, Gerber, Nalgene, Evenflo, and Playtex – use BPA.

If you’re concerned, try BPA-free plastic Born Free or Medela bottles; glass bottles; or stainless steel ones. Playtex makes drop-in liners that are BPA-free. Sounds like there are enough options to avoid BPA-bottles.

As the author of “Baby 411″ is quoted as saying in the Chicago Tribune:

“If there is a reasonable alternative to limit BPA exposure in those who are most at risk, why not try to avoid it?” asked pediatrician Ari Brown, co-author of “Baby 411″, who now tells parents to stop using polycarbonate baby bottles until more is known.

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