We all know that pediatricians recommend breastfeeding your baby. They also recommend formula, however, because it is the only safe alternative and there are reasons why many moms cannot (or choose not) to breast feed. In fact, according to Parents magazine, approximately 85 percent of moms use formula at some point during that critical first year.
Unfortunately, there is so much GUILT when it comes to infant feeding and formula, and really, there shouldn’t be. We all have to do what is best for our babies…..and a stressed out mom is not good for anything!
If you use infant formula, you probably have tried some of the big-name advertised brands. You may or may not) have tried a Store Brand Formula at your local store. There can be many reasons or misconceptions as to why you haven’t tried a Store Brand Formula:
“We stayed with the advertised brand because it is what we used in the hospital.”
“I get coupons for the advertised formula brand.”
“My doctor gave me a free sample of the big-name formula.”
“I want my baby to get the best formula out there, so higher cost must mean the name brand is better.”
While I can totally understand these reasons (heck, they were some of mine when my oldest was born), these reasons really don’t make much sense. There are some things that many people don’t realize about Store Brand Formula.
Infant formula is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so no matter who makes it, all infant formula brands must meet the same FDA standards. This means all formulas provide a complete source of nutrition for your baby’s first year, whether it is sold in a fancy container with a big-name label or a store-brand label.
The truth is you can save upwards of $600 a year just by using the store brand! Store Brand Infant Formulas cost up to 50 percent less than those advertised brands. Be sure to ask your doctor about switching to a Store Brand Formula.
I recently learned about the largest supplier of Store Brand Infant Formula in the world! Yes – the world! is The company is Perrigo Nutritionals, one of four companies recognized by the FDA for meeting the strict FDA requirements for safety, nutrition and quality for infant formula in the United States. Perrigo’s Vermont-based facility is inspected by FDA and adheres to numerous safety and quality assurance certifications. Perrigo believes it makes the most important products for the most important people…babies. This is why the company focuses on quality, affordable nutrition. This gives me peace of mind that FDA and Perrigo really have the best in mind for your baby.
Coming up, I will share a lot of great information that was passed along to me during an interview with Dr. Lisa Thornton, a pediatrician and a mom! I learned so much from her and can’t wait to share it with you. You’ll have to tune in soon to learn more!
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Perrigo Nutritionals. All product details were provided to me, but all opinions are truly my own and were not influenced by any parties.