Questions I Had as A New Mom When it Came to Feeding My Baby Plus Giveaway!

Disclosure: The product, gift cards, survey results and information have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals Store Brand Formula.

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A new survey of pediatricians (conducted by SERMO, the largest online network exclusively for physicians, in conjunction with Perrigo Nutritionals) looked at the most common questions new moms will ask, and one concern rose to the top: 52 percent of pediatricians say the number one topic of questions from new moms is about infant feeding. Infant feeding was definitely a concern for me because I was always told breastfeeding is best but I worried I wouldn’t be able to provide the amount of milk my baby needed.

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The moment I knew I was going to be a mom for the first time, I was filled with questions. Everything was going to be new to me. Me, take care of a tiny human? I felt overwhelmed and unprepared. Will I breastfeed, will I formula feed, will I do both? These were some of the questions I would ask myself. When I found a group of moms who were going to be first time moms too, I was thrilled. I knew I would be able to voice my concerns or any questions I had when it came to feeding my baby. I also relied on my pediatrician but sometimes it is nice to talk to other women who are going through the same thing as you. Definitely recommend looking for a group of first time moms on baby forums or even Facebook.

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What most moms don’t know is that the FDA strictly regulates infant formula to keep little ones safe, so store brand infant formulas, like Walmart’s Parent’s Choice and Target’s Up and Up, are nutritionally comparable to national brands like Enfamil® and Similac® and meet FDA standards. Most importantly, pediatricians agree! According to the “Pulse of Pediatricians” survey, 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter. Parents can feel good about using store brand formula and they can even save up to $600 per year; without compromising quality!

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Perrigo Nutritionals Store Brand Formula’s “Pulse of Pediatricians” Survey Results:

  • A new, nationwide survey of pediatricians looked at the most common questions new moms will ask. 97 percent of pediatricians say feeding is one of the top three categories new moms ask about and more than half (52 percent) of pediatricians say feeding is the number one topic new moms ask about.
    • “Pooping” questions were second (43 percent of respondents). Sleeping was third (41 percent).
    • The results were based on a nationwide survey of pediatricians conducted by SERMO, the largest online network exclusively for physicians.
  • According to the survey, 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter.
    • The American Academy of Pediatrics and other experts agree on the benefits of breastfeeding; these experts also agree that infant formula is a safe, science-supported, nutritious means to nourish babies.
    • Most moms don’t know that the FDA strictly regulates formula to keep little ones safe, so store brand formulas, like Wal-Mart’s Parent’s Choice and Target’s Up & Up, are nutritionally comparable to national brands like Enfamil® and Similac® and meet FDA standards.
    • By switching to store brand formula, a family can save up to $600 per year without compromising quality. Visit www.storebrandformula.com for formula coupons and more information.

To learn more helpful information:

  • The Perrigo Nutritionals Store Brand Formula website, www.storebrandformula.com

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42 Comments

  1. Julia V
    October 30, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    We bought store brand formula once (we usually use Similac). It was so much cheaper, but I felt bad for giving my baby the “cheaper” formula… Glad to hear it doesn’t make a difference!

  2. Mary Happymommy
    October 31, 2014 / 9:39 am

    I’ve always used Enfamil. I was surprised that 71% of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are the same.

  3. Karen Glatt
    October 31, 2014 / 9:45 am

    I was not surprised that 52% of Parents were concerned about feedings. I used a store brand formula and found it to be just as good! I was surprised that Pediatricians think that all baby formula is the same, when it is not!!

  4. Janet W.
    October 31, 2014 / 10:22 am

    I was surprised to see the result that 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same. I remember my daughter’s pediatrician pushing a certain brand over others. My daughter actually fed my grandson the BJ’s store brand formula once we realized it was the same thing as name brands.

  5. Cindy
    October 31, 2014 / 12:43 pm

    No I do not buy store brand formula. Yes, I was surprized at the survey results.

  6. Em Mahr
    October 31, 2014 / 12:48 pm

    We do buy store brand, but I was suprised to read about some of the survey results.

  7. Kelly D
    October 31, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    I always used a name brand and I was surprised at the results, that I could have saved $600 a year.

  8. Heather Hayes Panjon
    October 31, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    I’ve Never Used Store Brand Formula, I Was Surprised By 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same, Great To Know, I Can Save Money!

  9. Allicia
    November 1, 2014 / 12:28 am

    I would use store brand if I was formula feeding.

  10. Debnmike moretti
    November 1, 2014 / 12:52 am

    No, I do not buy the store brand. Wow! That’s what I say about the results.

  11. November 1, 2014 / 2:38 am

    I don’t buy store brand formula. I did find the survey results surprising.

  12. shelly peterson
    November 1, 2014 / 10:30 am

    I have never use d store brand formula before and I was a bit surprised about the results of the survey.

  13. Stephanie
    November 1, 2014 / 12:28 pm

    i used Enfamil. i wish i knew this sooner

  14. Erica Best
    November 2, 2014 / 11:25 am

    wow this is great i will keep this in mind

  15. Gina M
    November 2, 2014 / 2:59 pm

    When I bought formula for my baby I always went with the national brands. I was somewhat surprised at the results of the survey. Interesting info.

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  16. Amanda Sakovitz
    November 2, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    No I’ve never used the store brand. I was suprised that 71% of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are the same.

  17. Thomas Murphy
    November 2, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    I do buy store brand formula, I was not suprised.

  18. steve weber
    November 2, 2014 / 7:57 pm

    I don;t but store brand formula.. and yes I was surprised with the survey results.

  19. Allison Downes
    November 2, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    I have never used store brand forumla before.

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  20. Jessica Lodge
    November 2, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    I breast fed and the few times I fed my baby formula, t was not store brand. I’m not surprised the results though.

  21. Erin Ellis
    November 3, 2014 / 9:06 am

    Yes I do buy store brand formula – Target and/or Walmart. I’m not surprised by the survey at all – Feeding and poop questions were always at the top of my list! lol

  22. Rosie
    November 3, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    It is good to know the FDA regulates formula, that you don’t need a fancy name brand. It doesn’t really surprise me that pediatricians think formula is pretty much the same – docs are still in the dark willfully about nutrition – if if doesn’t have to do with medication! And I’m not surprised at the new moms’ questions – eating, pooping, sleeping are all important!

  23. Kristen
    November 3, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    I have never bought store brand formula.

  24. Tina W
    November 3, 2014 / 11:18 pm

    I used to work for a food manufacturer so I know that the “big labels” often make private store label items under a non-disclosure agreement. It’s often the exact. same. stuff. so I don’t feel bad about trying private/store label items.

  25. Nancy
    November 3, 2014 / 11:23 pm

    Yes, we have used store brand formula. I am reassured that the nutrition is the same as in the name brand formulas.

  26. Tara
    November 4, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    I didn’t use store brand formula.

  27. Jessica Beard
    November 4, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    We never did buy store brand, my baby required a specific kind do to being colic. I was very surprised at the results.

  28. Krista M.
    November 5, 2014 / 9:18 am

    I was definitely surprised and glad to hear the FDA regulates it.

  29. betty
    November 5, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    I was suprised that 71% of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are the same . i use Enfamil

  30. HS
    November 5, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    I didn’t buy store brand, I wish I had. I’m surprised to learn most pediatricians believe all infant formulas are the same.

  31. Tamra H
    November 6, 2014 / 11:34 am

    No, I do not buy the store brand, but maybe I would start! I was surprised that store brand is basically the same.

  32. Cheryl
    November 6, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    I have not tried store brand formula tho I use a lot of store brand items. I guess I am really not surprised by the survey.

  33. D Schmidt
    November 6, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    We have not tried it but I think we really should after reading this.

  34. Jessamine D.
    November 9, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    I used a branded formula for my older daughter (Gain) when she was an infant but my second daughter is fully breastfed. Yes I am quite surprised by the server. 🙂

  35. Julie L
    November 9, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    I never bought store brand formula before but I learned that most drs think they are all the same!

  36. Lori
    November 10, 2014 / 7:45 am

    I was very surprised by the results of the survey. Both my children were on formula.

  37. Kelly F
    November 10, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    I don’t use formula, but I was surprised by the results! Learn something knew every day!

  38. Christine L.
    November 10, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    Have not bought store formula yet but will definitely consider it in the future.

  39. lissa crane
    November 10, 2014 / 9:11 pm

    No, I do not buy store band formula and yes, I was very surprised by the results. It made me feel kind of silly that over several years with several babies, that I bought into the hype of name brands being better & that I should have been buying it!

  40. November 11, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    No I didn’t buy formula, I breast fed. Yes I was surprised at the results.

  41. Linda Trinklein
    November 11, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    I did buy formula to 10months ( first 10 I breast feed) 😉
    I was a bit surprised ! thanks for the giveaway, and so much info!

  42. amanda whitley
    November 12, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    i do buy store formula. i am a bit surprised at the survey results. i am glad to know doctors have no problem with store formula.

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