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By:  Sara Scharnitzky

April 11 2016

5 ways Breastfeeding is Environmentally Friendly

 

Earth Day is an international movement that was created to bring awareness to our impact on the environment. We all know there are amazing physical and emotional benefits to breastfeeding, but it is also truly a great way to contribute to Mother Nature’s preservation. Here are 5 reasons why nursing is environmentally friendly.

  1. No water needed                                                                                                                                                        
    Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to protect our most precious natural resource: water. Indeed, all a baby needs for the first 6 months of its life is breast milk. A woman’s body produces just the right amount her infant requires to grow healthy, and no extra ingredient is needed!

  2.  Prevents waste                                                                                                                                                                       
    Nursing helps prevent waste since it demands no manufactured good. With no plastic or boxes required, breasts are definitely the eco-friendliest packaging of them all 🙂

  3.  Saves energy                                                                                                                                                                          
    Always ready to be served at the right temperature, breast milk doesn’t have to be heated artificially. It also saves time and energy by allowing you to skip having to sterilize bottles in boiling water.

  4.   No pollution                                                                                                                                                                           
    Giving your child breast milk protects nature because it is biodegradable. Definitely, with no containers or packaging involved,  breastfeeding doesn’t contribute to pollution.

  5.  No transport                                                                                                                                                                            
    Always at the right address, at the right time, human milk requires no transportation. Breastfeeding therefore reduces the use of  gasoline, vehicles emissions and their negative effect on the environment.

In brief, breastfeeding is simply a beautiful action to fight against environmental issues, and certainly the greenest meal your child will ever have 🙂  Have a wonderful Earth Day!

 

 

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