Why choose BornFree Bottles?
New Born Free bottles, trainer cups and drinking cups are are more durable and will last longer. They are guaranteed to be completely free of Bisphenol-A (BPA).
What's so special about the Born Free venting system?
BornFree helps to wean babies from breast to bottle feeding. Many babies find switching between breast and bottle feeding very difficult. One of the main reasons is the presence of vacuum in conventional bottles. The vacuum forces the baby to use a different suckling technique compared to breast feeding. The special air vent in the BornFree bottle presents the liquid to the baby with minimal interference of vacuum.
What is Bisphenol-A (BPA)?
Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a chemical compound used to creae polycarbonate plastic, a hard, clear plastic used widely in consumer products, including food and beverage containers. A growing body of scientific research suggests that small amounts of BPA may leach into foods or beverages stored in polycarbonate containers, especially when the contents are acidic, high in fat, or heated. Some research suggests that BPA may act as an endocrine disruptor, a substance which mimics natural human hormones.
The Food and Drug Administration Opinion:
"Based on our ongoing review, we believe there is a large body of evidence that indicates that FDA-regulated products containing BPA currently on the market are safe and that exposure levels to BPA from food contact materials, including for infants and children, are below those that may cause health effects. However, we will continue to consider new research and information as they become available.
At this time, FDA is not recommending that anyone discontinue using products that contain BPA while we continue our risk assessment process. However, concerned consumers should know that several alternatives to polycarbonate baby bottles exist, including glass baby bottles."
Source: Food and Drug Administration. 14 April. 2008. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. 29 April. 2008.
National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health Opinion:
"Although there is no direct evidence that exposure of people to bisphenol A adversely affects reproduction or development, studies with laboratory rodents show that exposure to high dose levels of bisphenol A during pregnancy and/or lactation can reduce survival, birth weight, and growth of offspring early in life, and delay the onset of puberty in males and females. Recognizing the lack of data on the effects of bisphenol A in humans and despite the limitations in the evidence for "low" dose effects in laboratory animals, the possibility that bisphenol A may impact human development cannot be dismissed. More research is needed."
Source: National Institutes of Health, National Toxicology Program. 14 April. 2008. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. 29 April. 2008.
Born Free baby bottles win "Best New Infant Health Product" award at Natural Products Expo West 2007