Today's Rant

1. Borax is toxic--is it safe for laundry? Borax is an ingredient in skin creams. (sodium borate) According to the material data safety sheet, it is toxic/fatal if ingested. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and absorbs much of what is on it. If borax is dissolved in hot water, and well-diluted, it may be safer than laundry detergents, which have more potent chemicals. However, check your skin care product labels--if sodium borate (borax) is on the label, discard it!

2. Flawed studies! A study by the University of Alberta says that for children who eat fast food more than twice a week, the beneficial effects of being breastfed as an infant are reversed, and the incidence of asthma is increased. The news report did not mention whether the study took into account other socio-economic factors that might be involved, such as hectic lifestyle, or a general lack of healthy practices such as nutrition and exercise.

Breastfeeding Links

007 Breasts
Take a different look at the controversial subject of woman's breasts at 007 Breasts

Infact Canada
The Infant Feeding Action Coalition (INFACT) Canada is a non-governmental, non-profit
organization consisting of individuals and groups working to improve the health and well-being of
infants and young children through the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding.

La Leche League (Canada)
La Leche League (International)
To encourage, promote and provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opertunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families, and society.

Breastfeeding Online
Articles, Advice, and Encouragement

Promotion of Mother's Milk, Inc.
(ProMoM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and public acceptance of breastfeeding.

WABA - World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
WABA is a global network of organizations and individuals who believe breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers and who dedicate themselves to protect, promote and support this right.