What exactly is BPA?

What Exactly is BPA?

BPA has been a hot topic lately, from parents to the scientific community, and especially amongst pregnant and breastfeeding women, due to concern over the possible negative health effects and contamination of some company’s breast milk storage containers and bottles. This leaves many people, myself included, wondering how to protect themselves and their new families from adverse side effects.

BPA can be found in a wide variety of products used to store the foods and beverages we consume- such as water bottles, cans, and other containers. Is BPA dangerous? Do you know what your – or your child’s -exposure may be?

BPA stands for bisphenol A, which is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960’s”. Certain research has shown that BPA can be absorbed by the foods or beverages contained in these packages, and, through a child or pregnant mother’s consumption (this includes breast milk!) may have a negative effect on the various fetal organs, as well as the organs of infants and children.

Although BPA has been deemed safe in low levels, many consumers are choosing to err on the side of caution and seek out products that are BPA free. Medela is a company very much on board with this movement. All Medela products that come in contact with breast milk are, and have always been  BPA free, which is a great relief to mother’s who want to give their baby the best nutrition in the safest manner possible.

Many choices as to brands are available for parents wanting to avoid BPA’s and their possible negative effects on children. Nuk is also reported as being BPA free, and offers double electric pumps often covered through insurance. With breast pumps and supplies now being covered under the majority of policies, where can you go to find the best product for you and your baby, and at the lowest cost?

Aeroflow Healthcare Breastpumps believes in providing babies the healthiest start to life possible. This is why all of the breast pump products we offer are BPA free.

Because of the positive effects for mom and baby, Aeroflow Breastpumps wants to promote breast feeding in any way possible, and with this is mind, assists mothers in getting a breast pump, often at no out of pocket expense through their health insurance company. Simply complete our 3-step Qualify through Insurance form, and a representative will contact you within 3-5 business days with your coverage, network status, and/or options.

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