How dangerous is infant formula?
How dangerous is artificial baby milk?
Depending on the situation, it could be deadly.
Breastfeeding is important for emergency preparedness.
Think about what you need to prepare artificial baby milk. Powder, possibly, and water. What if you didn't have a clean supply of water.
Think it through with me for a few seconds.
Picture yourself in Louisiana. Its September. Hurricane Katrina just came through and walloped your community. You no longer have access to the clean water that you need to be able to feed your baby. What are you going to do?
There are only so many things you could give your baby. You can't give your baby cow's or goat's milk because there is no electricity to power the refrigerators or freezers to keep them cool. It is likely you can't breastfeed because depending on how long you haven't been breastfeeding you're body may have stopped producing milk. What are you going to do?
The only way to manage this scenario if it were to happen is to breastfeed. Breastfeeding your baby maintains a great milk supply that your baby needs.
Feeding your baby artificial baby milk also makes you dependent on a company. You are essentially at their mercy. Not to mention that all powdered infant formulas are not sterile. Read more about the dangers of infant formula here.
One more thing. Artificial baby milk is expensive. Say junior eats up to 40oz of prepared infant formula per day. A 12.9oz can of powdered artificial baby milk is $14.99. Do the math.