Green Tip of the Week #12 – Breastfeed for the environment

Breastfeed for a healthy baby, mama, worldThis week’s green tip is pretty basic, but something not everybody realizes. Not only is breastfeeding best for baby and mama, it’s also free (no need to buy anything to get started) and best for the environment.

“Breastfeeding is the most environmentally-friendly way to feed a baby. Breast milk is a renewable resource.” Consider all of the cans, bottles, plastic, etc. that you are keeping out of the landfills. Not to mention that there’s “no energy needed to produce plastic bottles and f*rmula milk, no inefficient land use and methane gas produced by cows, and the only energy used is your own.” — Embrace Green Motherhood: Breastfeed

Julian and mamaWhen you are breastfeeding the milk is always right with you, ready to go and at the perfect temperature for baby.

Breastfeeding – good for babies, good for moms and good for the world. It’s a great green thing to do. :)

The Breastfeed for a healthy baby, mama, world shirts are a new design and available at Attached At The Hip in the breastfeeding advocacy section.

Have any green tips you’ve recently learned? Please email them to me and I may include your tip with a link to your site or blog in a future post. :)

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7 thoughts on “Green Tip of the Week #12 – Breastfeed for the environment

  1. I recently learned that breastfeeding for a year or more is one thing the medical community knows for sure will help prevent a woman from getting ovarian cancer.
    It’s just amazing and I wanted to share. :)

  2. It’s certainly eye-opening when you read the sheer amount of work that goes into producing a can of formula! Not to mention all the sterilizing etc. Yay breastfeeding :) Love the new tee design btw.

  3. Never really thought of it that way! I just did it and loved it because it was the most nutritious thing for my baby to eat. Now I can say I’m saving the earth too! I can honestly say it’s the best thing I’ve done for my little guy. :-) great post.

  4. Ahh, nursing. Can’t tell you how much I love it!!! And all those added environmental, health and cost benefits are just icing the glorious little cake.

    Love that pic and the new tee!

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