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July 5, 2010 / alhumaeiraa

BPA and Pacifiers

Bisphenol A, or BPA, was first synthesized in 1900, but it was not until the 1950s that scientists learned it could be “polymerized” into plastic. It is used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic. Polycarbonate plastic is used to make pacifier shields, which has many people concerned. There are health concerns associated with BPA, particularly with regard to the developing bodies of babies.

Concerns
BPA leaches out of polycarbonate plastics when the plastic is heated or damaged. Washing pacifiers in the dishwasher or sterilizing them with hot water could cause BPA to leach out. Damage can certainly occur in a pacifier; small children are rough on such items, and chewing can, according to a leading manufacturer of pacifiers, cause the BPA to leach out. It can then potentially be absorbed by ingestion or through the skin and/or mucus membranes.

Health Considerations
BPA is implicated in hormonal problems in the human body. BPA acts as an estrogen in the body, with the potential to cause hormonal imbalances, including decreased sperm production and early onset of puberty. Excess estrogen or estrogen dominance in the body is implicated in breast cancer. But what does this mean for babies and children?

-Aggressive behavior in toddlers has been linked to BPA exposure in a University of North Carolina study.

-Cancer is a concern with BPA. The chemical causes precancerous conditions in laboratory animals.

-Early onset of puberty may seem far away when you look at your baby, but it is prenatal and neonatal exposure that is implicated in later hormonal problems. BPA affects the health and integrity of reproductive organs as well.

-Heart disease and diabetes, in a British study, were implicated in BPA exposure. Those participants in the study who had these diseases were found to have higher concentrations (by as many as three times) more BPA in their systems as those who did not have these diseases.

-Autism may be linked to BPA exposure as well, even if a baby is exposed while still in the womb.

-The immune system may be adversely affected by BPA.

Alternatives
There are BPA-free pacifiers available. Silicone is a popular material for pacifiers, as is latex. Silicone is less likely to incite an allergic response, however. The following manufacturers make BPA-free versions of their pacifiers:

* Gerber
* Playtex
* BornFree
* Evenflo

These products should be labeled BPA-free. If you have any doubt, contact the manufacturer and find out what kinds of pacifiers they make that are free of BPA.

The best alternative? Just don’t use a pacifier!

== Courtesy of Naturalmomsblog.com

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July 5, 2010 / alhumaeiraa

Cuti..

Salam…harini sekolah ku cuti, cuti peristiwa coz weekend baru ni hari Koperasi dan JERI..

Baby Nur semakin sihat, ku dapat rasakan berat Nur makin bertambah.Kalu ikut timbangan kat umah, Nur naik dalam 200 g..Baby Nur memang berselera makan, bangun je tidur terus menangis nak makan.Sekarang Nur makan bubur nasi, air nasi yg diambil waktu tengah masak atas dapur campur ngan khurma..Nur juga suka makan puri buah lai..Heheh

Hari sabtu baru ni, belikan Nur walker.Coz hari selasa nanti, Nur nak dibawa ke nurseri dalam sekolah ku yg baru dibuka.Baby diletak dlm walker..Mmm sebenornye ku tanak beri Nur dok dlm walker,tapi nurseri tu memang letak dlm walker kalu baby.Daripada letak dlm walker yg berbahaya. lebih baik ku belikan.Walker ini tidak dipasang roda, sebab ku aware bahaya kan..Hanya just station je…InshaAllah, ku doakan baby Nur sihat dan selamat di tempat baru nanti…

June 26, 2010 / alhumaeiraa

Bukti WHO….

Courtesy of http://www.babymilkaction.org

Evidence of Nestlé malpractice

If you doubt that Nestlé is doing anything wrong, see the monitoring evidence in our codewatch section.

Or see the investigations conducted by the Guardian (right) and UNICEF Philippines.

We have responded to some of the misinformation given out by Nestlé Public Relations Machine in a report submitted to the United Nations in June 2009 – click here.

Also see the Your Questions Answers section.

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If you are supporting the boycott personally, you can sign our boycott peitition.
Using the same form, you can sign up to receive alerts when new information is posted on this site. If you represent a shop, student union or other organisation, you can be listed on our boycott endorsers list.

It is important to tell Nestlé you are supporting the boycott – even if only for Nestlé-Free Week. You can call Nestlé’s customer care line (click here to find out what happens when you do) or send an email via the Nestlé website or through the post. Click here for a suggested letter.

June 26, 2010 / alhumaeiraa

World Health Organization on Nestle

Courtesy of : http://www.babymilkaction.org

Nestlé is the target of a boycott because it contributes to the unnecessary death and suffering of infants around the world by aggressively marketing baby foods in breach of international marketing standards. Even Nestlé’s Public Affairs Manager acknowledges the boycott has widespread support.

According to the World Health Organisation, 1.5 million infants die around the world every year because they are not breastfed. The World Health Assembly has adopted marketing requirements for baby foods to protect breastfeeding and to ensure breastmilk substitutes are used safely if necessary.

Nestlé is singled out for boycott action as monitoring shows it to be responsible for more violations of the requirements than any other company. The boycott helps to stop some of the specific cases of malpractice we expose and has forced some changes in policy. But Nestlé continues systematic violations in those countries which have not yet brought in independently monitored and enforced legislation implementing the marketing requirements, which is another part of our strategy for protecting infant health and mothers’ rights.

Babies get sick, while Nestlé gets rich!
In poor conditions babies may die because they are not breastfed, but
Nestlé still aggressively markets its baby milk,breaking international
rules and undermining breastfeeding!
Put pressure on Nestlé to change!!
Don’t buy Nestlé products.

Please display above poster in appropriate places.

June 26, 2010 / alhumaeiraa

Appointment dgn paed…

Semalam apointment Nur dengan paed.Doktor kata Nur underweight.
Exceli, Nur baru baik dari demam 2 hari lepas.Balik drp kelantan, Nur mula demam.Badannya panas, after 3 hari..Ku hanya susukan Nur, since dia resist other food or drink.

Weight Nur turun sebanyak 300 g…Sedih hatiku, risau mengenangkan Nur…La haula wala quwwata illla biLLah…..

Ufawwid amree ila Allah…

June 25, 2010 / alhumaeiraa

Darul Iman Cupcakes

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June 23, 2010 / alhumaeiraa

My azimat


Inilah gambar beg sandang breastpump ku..Ade cerita di sebaliknya..
Beg ini hubby yang beli, time tu ku dah masuk 36 minggu lebih.Kira dah tak larat nak berjalan jauh..Hubby pegi sorang-sorang je kat shah alam tu..Abis tu, akak pemilik kedai bercerita dgn dia bagaimana keistimewaan susu ibu.Hmm kalau isteri yg sendiri cerita, tentu dia tak percaya..
Ini bila ada org professional yg bercerita, nampaknya dia faham dan akur.

Even, time bersalin dia yg eager nak bagi aku breastfeed Nur dalam masa satu jam pertama kelahiran..Emm..terima kasih..