Do you know the environmental impact of formula feeding?
1.To manufacture 1 kg of formula milk,it requires 4700 litres of water.
2.Powdered infant formula can be made safely only with water heated to 70 degree celsius,giving an energy use equivalent to charging 200 million smarhones each year
3.Dairy and meat industry contribute around 30% of global greenhouse gases (GHG).
4.Waste from formula making industry contribute to air and water pollution.
5.Empty formula cans fill our landfills.
6.Packaging,transportation of formula uses extra resources.
7.Reconstitution of formula uses extra water and fuel to heat the water.
8.Sterilization of bottle,teats again uses extra water and fuel
9.Moreover not breastfeeding leads to early periods which again leads to increase use of sanitary napkins,tampoons which add to landfills.
Reference : BMJ
BREASTFEEDING ON OTHER HAND IS READY TO USE,NO STERILISATION OR RECONSTITUTION NEEDED.IT HAS ZERO CARBON FOOTPRINT.