Bottle Feeding: Environmentally Friendly Baby Bottles
I've always hated bottles. When I considered using one with my newborn baby years ago, all I could think of was the deadly plastic toxins that were leaching into her tiny body, so I breastfed exclusively for a year.
I never pumped. Ever. For the first year of my daughter's life, I was a total slave to her feeding schedule. My husband never fed our child ... neither did her grandmother. I didn't leave the house for more than three hours at a time so I could always be on call to nurse. I never (OK, very rarely) indulged in a cocktail or a cup of caffeinated coffee. I never took cold medicine when I was sick. I didn't share night feedings. Ever. It was hell!
So when I learned I was pregnant with my second child, I freaked out that I'd have to do this crazy routine all over again. Visions of running after my 3-year-old with a baby stuck to my boob at all hours kept me up at night. I didn't have morning sickness, I had "I'm-gonna-have-to-nurse-my-baby-for-a-year-and-take-care-of-my-preschooler-at-the-same-time" sickness! But apparently times have changed since I had my first kid. I was complaining to a friend and she told me that they don't put BPA in baby bottles anymore. Serious music to my ears! I mean, I know glass baby bottles have always been available, but they're so darn heavy and I worry about baby bonking himself. And sure there have been tons of fancy, environmentally friendly BPA-free products on the market for years, but they tend to be super-pricey.
The fact that I can safely feed my next bambino with a regular old eco-friendly plastic bottle bought at the corner drugstore without stressing about him sucking down chemicals is beyond awesome. I'm thrilled that Daddy, Nonna, the babysitter ... heck, anyone within arm's reach, will be able to feed my son any time, any place with an environmentally friendly BPA-free bottle and I won't have a baby attached to my boob 24/7. I'll be able to share night feedings with my hubby! (Yay, sleep!) I'll be able to indulge in a guilt-free glass of vino, or two! I'll be able to take any old medication I need! In other words, I'll be free! Free at last! Free at last!