Breastfeeding: The Ultimate Way to ‘Go Green!’

with guest Donna Walls

Air Date: March 26, 2018



It is a horrible truth of modern life: Science has shown us that even before they are born, our children are exposed to harmful chemicals. And chemical exposure doesn’t stop with childbirth; our babies are exposed in what they encounter in their environment as well as what they consume–from mother’s milk to commercial formula to table foods and prepared baby foods. It raises many questions: What chemicals do they encounter? What harm can they cause? How can we minimize our children’s exposure? If we cannot completely eliminate exposure, how can we minimize its impact? Join Marie and special guest Donna Walls, RN, BSN, IBCLC, ICCE, ANLC, for a discussion of how chemicals affect foods, breastfeeding, baby items, household goods, and more. Learn about scientific studies, easy-to-access resources, and available alternatives to reduce the risk. Find out about budget-friendly alternatives and how-to steps you can take to help protect your little one–and your whole family!

Guest Profile – Donna Walls

A Registered Nurse for 45 years, with 43 years in maternity, Donna Walls became a certified childbirth educator in 1984 and a certified lactation consultant in 1987. Donna also developed and opened the first in-hospital alternative birth center in Ohio, still operating today, and she has helped several hospitals in the process of seeking Baby Friendly designation. A master herbalist with a diploma degree in herbal sciences, Donna also became certified as an aromatherapist and was a private-practice herbalist for many years. A popular speaker on topics of breastfeeding support and environmental health, she continues to teach as faculty for the Healthy Children Project and Sinclair Community College. A strong supporter of environmental health, Donna is the author of “Natural Families-Healthy Homes” (2007) and “Growing Green Families” (2016, Praeclarus Press, http://praeclaruspress.com/news-2/now-available-growing-green-families-by-donna-walls/).
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