Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another good reason to relocalize your buying...

...and breastfeed your babies, too.

I wouldn't trust any food product made in China, but especially don't buy milk chocolate (say, Hershey's) or other processed foods made with milk that were manufactured in China. They have simply given us a proven track record of adulterating and diluting their products and using ingredients that are unsafe and even toxic to keep costs down.

FDA finds traces of melamine in US infant formula
By MARTHA MENDOZA and JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writers Martha Mendoza And Justin Pritchard, Associated Press Writers – Wed Nov 26, 10:37 am ET

Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe.

The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melamine exposure level as safe for infants, but a top official said it would be a "dangerous overreaction" for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it...

Now that they've got you between a rock and a hard place, in other words, you will likely still have to continuing buying their artificial products even if you don't want to. You will simply have to try and find some brand that is manufactured elsewhere - and good luck with that, because you'll need it. Try European importers.

...Melamine is the chemical found in Chinese infant formula — in far larger concentrations — that has been blamed for killing at least three babies and making at least 50,000 others ill.

Previously undisclosed tests, obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act, show that the FDA has detected melamine in a sample of one popular formula and the presence of cyanuric acid, a chemical relative of melamine, in the formula of a second manufacturer.

Separately, a third major formula maker told AP that in-house tests had detected trace levels of melamine in its infant formula.

The three firms — Abbott Laboratories, Nestle and Mead Johnson — manufacture more than 90 percent of all infant formula produced in the United States.

So your job, if you have a baby who is dependent upon artificial chemical breastmilk substitutes, is now to hunt down that other 10% before everybody else does.

...Melamine is used in some U.S. plastic food packaging and can rub off onto what we eat; it's also contained in a cleaning solution used on some food processing equipment and can leach into the products being prepared.

Another good reason to cook from scratch.

...Sundlof told the AP the positive test results "so far are in the trace range, and from a public health or infant health perspective, we consider those to be perfectly fine."

That's different from the impression of zero tolerance the agency left on Oct. 3, when it stated: "FDA is currently unable to establish any level of melamine and melamine-related compounds in infant formula that does not raise public health concerns."

FDA scientists said then that they couldn't set an acceptable level of melamine exposure in infant formula because science hadn't had enough time to understand the chemical's effects on infants' underdeveloped kidneys. Plus, there is the complicating factor that infant formula often constitutes a newborn's entire diet.

Setting aside the issue that the feminazis told everyone that baby formula was just as good as breastfeeding (which it isn't, by any stretch of the imagination) and feeding babies formula lets women "get on with their careers" instead of being mothers (making me wonder why they bothered having a baby in the first place), the sad situation has few solutions.

In order to breastfeed, a woman has to commit to breastfeeding for the duration of her child's first 18 months or so (in ancient times babies were weaned at 24 months), and in spite of breast pumps and other silliness developed to try and keep women in the workforce, for breastfeeding to be successful it requires a full-time commitment to feeding a baby when they are actually hungry and letting nature take its course instead of nuking a bottle of chemicals whenever it's convenient for the caregiver or the baby's turned purple due to screaming from hunger because your (idiotic) pediatrician says you must "train" them to be on a "schedule."

According to this medical website:

Your milk supply will be established during the first few days and weeks after the birth of your baby. Nursing early (within the first half-hour), and frequently (on demand, or 8 - 12 times per day), allows you to nurse comfortably and efficiently.

Obviously that's not compatible with an outside job, although by six months feedings are less frequent, but in order to continue breast feeding a "milk break" with a pump once a day at work isn't going to allow your milk production to be maintained at a level your child can live and thrive on.

Otherwise, you'll end up feeding your baby this inferior, artificial junk that lacks all the immunity that breastmilk provides, lacks uncountable probiotics and micronutrients, and lacks real protein that is designed by Hashem for infant consumption, not fake soy substitutes. It's no wonder that American kids can no longer compete academically with children everywhere else in the world, because those kids aren't brain damaged from an early age by defacto malnutrition from inadequate artificial breastmilk substitutes.

But that's a whole other blog.

1 comment:

Baby Nursing Mom said...

Another great reason to breastfeed! Thanks for the info!