Unfortunately, this is not the same for others... I have heard and read so many stories of women struck with bad luck; women with no choice but to formula feed... While breastfeeding may not be an option, you DO, however, have the choice to educate yourself and figure out which alternative will work best for your little one... The ingredients in baby formula can be pretty confusing, so my goal is to highlight those that are genetically modified. Monsanto is poisoning our children, while spending millions to keep you in the dark. What you choose to do with the information below is up to you.
So, let's take a closer look at the ingredients found in the popular brands:
Here are a few of the other additives commonly found within baby formula:
soy proteins, soy lecithin, corn maltrodextrin(corn starch), corn syrup, corn syrup solids, vegetable oil (corn, soy, canola), fructose, glucose, dextrose(corn sugar), vitamin C(ascorbic acid), whey protein(milk protein), citric acid and lactic acid.
Just like soy, 90% of corn crops in the U.S. are now genetically modified... Monsanto's BT corn is specifically designed to blow up the stomach of insects who eat it, and they claim, without proof, that these toxins will break down before they reach you. An animal study showed rats that fed on Monsanto's corn had liver and kidney failure, as well as heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cell irregularities and infertility in later generations. As if that isn't disturbing enough, most of the corn ingredients used are in the form of sugar or syrup... With an overwhelmingly large amount of children suffering from obesity and diabetes, I wonder if the sugar content in formula has anything to do with it?
DHA/ARA is another ingredient those should be cautious of because it isn't the naturally occurring fatty acids found in breast milk... it's a genetically modified replica sourced from algae and fungus; it can also be extracted from soy or canola(rapeseed). DHA is commonly found in conventional formula, but it has also been snuck into organic brands as well! A non-profit research facility actually filed a legal complaint last year against the USDA for overlooking the use of synthetic preservatives in organic formula, and it's connection to gastrointestinal and other harmful symptoms in infants.
Formula contaminated with GMOs could very well be one of the major contributing factors to the steadily increasing disease rates among children, including: autoimmunity, autism, ADHD, growth and digestive disorders, reflux, endocrine disruption, obesity, variety of food allergies, and more. The liver of a child does not mature until the age of two, which makes them almost incapable of processing toxins, and more likely to suffer complications in the long run.
Breastfeeding is free and specifically designed for your growing baby! It helps baby and mom bond, and also aids in shedding a few unwanted postpartum pounds! You never have to worry about the dangers of breask milk because there are none!
If you are unable to produce your own, and are open and comfortable to new ideas, you can look into various donor milk or milk sharing programs!
Homemade Formula Recipes: Click Here
Brands like Earth's Best or Similac Organic may use organic ingredients, but still use synthetic preservatives and DHA.
When looking for an organic alternative, be sure to read carefully and question anything you are unsure of!