One would think breastmilk is the purest thing to exist on this planet but you’ll be surprised at the number of toxins it contains. Research has found that people living in metropolitan cities have a lot of harmful toxins in their bodies because of constant exposure to chemicals. These chemicals may also end up in the breast milk and get passed onto newborns.
Breastmilk is a source of fats, sugars and proteins that babies need to build up their immune system, improve metabolism and aid overall development. But you could also be feeding your babies a tiny amount of toxins that are present in the environment around you. It was also found that babies that are nursed in houses had high levels of chemical exposures due to airborne pollutants. So, if you were thinking outdoor air pollution is the culprit, we’re afraid it’s not the only one.
Where do these chemicals come from?
Here’s a list of common toxins that you are exposed to on an everyday basis:
- BPA (Bisphenol A) which is used in the manufacturing of plastic containers.
- PFC (perfluorinated compounds) that are extensively found in floor cleaners and other cleaning supplies. PVCs( polyvinyl chloride) found in cleaning supplies.
- Phthalates which are used to add fragrance to household supplies like cleaners, disinfectants, detergents and so on.
- Cosmetic additives.
- Toilet deodorizers.
Apart from these, there are harmful substances present in rocket fuel, paint thinners, fungicides, termite poisons and flame retardants that can affect your breast milk.
What do you do?
In order to make sure your breastmilk is as pure as it ought to be, it’s best you switch to natural alternatives and reduce the sources of indoor air pollution. You can start by looking at everyday household items and the chemicals that go into their making. If they contain any of the chemical compounds mentioned above then it might be time for you to chuck them out and make better choices.
This is one of the many reasons that Tinystep decided to launch it’s very own range of natural products starting from an all-natural floor cleaner. Instead of harmful additives, it is made up of apple cider vinegar, baking soda and tea tree oil which will keep your floor clean and germ-free. It is free of artificial colours and fragrances and completely safe for you and your baby! There’s no going back once you start using it. Bengaluru moms, Click here and avail the pre-launch offer. If you wish to be a part of our family as a mom seller and help us get this amazing product to as many moms as possible, fill out this form.