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It has become widely recognized that breastfeeding is the cornerstone of a child’s healthy development. In addition to containing all of the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs, breast milk supports your baby’s immune system and brain development. However, breastfeeding is also a cornerstone for something just as important but something we don’t generally think about—a healthy planet.
Breast milk is a naturally renewable resource, leaves zero ecological footprint, and provides long-term environmental advantages:
Francis and Mulford (2000) sum up the sustainability of breastfeeding quite nicely:
“Human milk is not skimmed, processed, pasteurized, stored, transported, repackaged, dried, reconstituted, sterilized, or wasted…It requires no fuel for heating, no refrigeration, and is always ready to serve at the right temperature. In short, it is the most environmentally friendly food available.” (Francis and Mulford 2000).