Can breast milk get contaminated?



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    Yes: a large portion of the chemicals that get into our bodies will leech into the breast milk. In fact, virtually all womens’ breast milk in the developed world has chemicals like pesticides, fire retardants, bisphenol-A, and PCBs–not because it is more toxic than any other fluid in the body, but because we all have these toxins in our bodies and breast milk is a good way of detecting them. If a certain pollutant exists in higher quantities in one area than others, that is also detectable in breast milk. Most doctors will still tell you, however, that breast milk is a generally more healthy option than bottle-feeding. Cow milk can be equally contaminated, depending on where it comes from.

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    Yes, unfortunately it can get contaminated and different research around the world has found that some women have alarmingly concentrated levels. The high amounts of fat and proteins means that many contaminants and pollutants build up and stay in breast milk. These toxins are then passed on to infants through breast feeding without even realizing it. Many of these contaminants come from consumer products and daily household items containing toxins such as BPA, PBDEs, perchlorate (used in rocket fuel), and heavy metals.

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