Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Charlene | 2011-01-11

Q.

BPA FREE BOTTLES

Hi, i hope you can help. Everyone is making this big hype about BPA free bottle. Eventhough all my 3 month old baby''s bottles are BPA free, i bought a 3 pack Avent bottle set from ToysRus, just to realise at home it is not BPA free and they refuse to take it back.

Please advise if can i use these bottles or should i rather not?

I have a 4 year old, which back then nothing was said bout these things, yet he is healthy and normal. Is this such a big issue, or are people making more of it than what they should?

i sometimes wonder what happened to bringing children up the easy way. Seems like they are making it more and more difficult for a mother not to get freaked out about the simplest things in life.

Is this not suppose to be fun?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This is a real and not an imaginary problem. Actaully all feeding bottle should be made of glass to be on the safe side but these are no longer available. I would advise you not to use bottles containing BPA in the plastic. BPA plastic bottles for infants are banned in Canada and the European Union.

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Posted by: Purple | 2011-01-11

Another option is to go to another branch of the store and tell them that you were given the bottles as a gift but that you are breastfeeding or that they aren''t the brand you use a and see if they will take them back or give you a refund or let you buy somethething else to the same value.

You could also phone their head office and complain or complain on hello peter if they subscribe, or go on the shops face book page and complain.

Reply to Purple
Posted by: Purple | 2011-01-11

So long as you don''t heat the bottle it will be fine.

BPA causes problems when it is heated. It realeses a substance sort of like a synthetic eostrogen which can cause fertility problems later in life.

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