What is hexane? It’s a petroleum derivative that’s found in glue and gasoline and has recently been used in infant formula to help obtain the DHA and ARA fatty acids from fermented algae and fungus. Since breast milk is packed with DHA and ARA, there has been a recent drive to get these components into formula which is all well & good except they’re using petrochemicals to do so.
Consider that... you’re feeding your newborn baby something laced with petro-chemicals.
Even good old Vicks Vaporub is based on Vaseline which is a petro-chemical derivative.
Another thing to be accutely aware of with babies is the packaging of foods, in particular formulas. I’m sure you’re familiar with the dangers of BPA in plastics etc which is why there is now a wide variety of BPA free plastic bottles available for nursing babies. Great stuff!
However, be careful when buying Infant Formulas and later on when moving onto solids that the packaging is also BPA free. Infant formula tins often use a glue that contains BPA which leaches into the formula. Also, alot of the plastic lids on these tins also contain BPA. Babies are at risk of absorbing more of this chemical than adults because of their sensitive & under developed immune systems.