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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2008, 21:40:16 pm »
I can't get any liners here at all, Avent or otherwise,.....so have bought a fresh stock of presterilised VIA cups and lids.....the VIA cups are BPA free for sure and I will use these to heat frozen or chilled EBM.

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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2008, 02:00:39 am »
Hi Mummytocandd
Generally it is thought that if the plastic is clear then it contains BPA if it's cloudy BPA it's free.....
Shivi, just curious what are VIA cups? Are they like the  AVENT cups????
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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2008, 02:12:56 am »
What about glass bottles?  Just curious... 
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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2008, 04:12:08 am »
Totally safe !  ;D BPA is a chemical added to plastic
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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2008, 04:40:40 am »
I mean for y'all who are discussing which ones to buy, silly!  ;D  Why not go glass and not worry about it? 
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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2008, 05:03:46 am »
 doh.........i wondered if that's what you meant and thought you could mean either ;D... i thought bout glass but worried bout breakages
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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2008, 07:47:03 am »
via cups are the avent cups...sorry...its the avent via system and they are cloudy.

I would also worry about breakages with glass and mainly want to use containers for freezing EBM, so I'm going with the avent via system.


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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2008, 14:10:43 pm »
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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2008, 14:36:13 pm »
thanks for that Amanda!


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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2008, 15:20:04 pm »
I use Dr. Brown's glass bottles and have had zero trouble with breaking... one even fell off the kitchen counter and did not shatter or crack or break at all. 
I use resealable milk storage bags for my EBM and not glass to freeze the milk because I was always worried to warm up frozen glass in hot water...
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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2008, 13:11:42 pm »
Thanks Amanda, What a great resource you have in that website!!!
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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2008, 00:24:49 am »
Yes, the Canadian health care system can be frustrating with wait times and lack of doctors and nurses (I'm sure those troubles are everywhere!), but they do have great resources for the public.
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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2008, 02:39:24 am »
We used Avent bottle for our first born and when the recall came along in Canada, we brought all the Avent products we had to Zellers and had a store credit. I found some glass bottles that were compatible with the Avent nipples (which don't contain the BPA) they are from the brand Chicco.

The BPA is made active by washing with hot water, boiling or steaming. The BPA stays in the bottles and when milk is then placed in the bottles it comes in contact with it and then goes to your child when feeding. Once active the chemical is always present. At least that's what I heard.

Avent had a promo a while back that you could call or sign up and get a BPA free sippy.

to me, if the companies are making the switch and Canada has decided to take those products off the shelf, there is something to think about. then again, how long have they been using this product to create bottles and how many children have been exposed and shown signs of problems. No matter we didn't want to risk it and made the full switch so that if we ever need to bottle feed our week old daughter, she'll be using safe glass bottles.

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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2008, 19:58:52 pm »
Beautiful picture Marty.  Congratulations on your new baby girl!
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Re: BPA - Chemicals in plastic Bottles
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2008, 04:54:06 am »
thanks
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