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Being a mom of 3, I had my share of infant formula and over the past 15 years it hasn’t gotten any cheaper; unless you solely rely on nursing you have to choose a formula at some point. But which one to choose?
There are so many different brands, which one is better and why is one better than the other? Does it really matter if you choose a Brand Name Formula over a store brand formula ?
Have you ever looked into store brand formula ? After all, all infant formulas are subject to the same exacting standards of the FDA pursuant to the Infant Formula Act. This legislation vested FDA with the authority to ensure that all infant formulas sold in the United States provide the necessary levels of identified nutrients required for the growth of healthy babies. Store-brand formulas are nutritionally equivalent to Enfamil® and Similac® brand-name formulas but cost up to 50% less for a savings of $600 a year per baby. See the savings for your self at Parent’s Choice Saving Calculator.
If you compare the nutrition of Parent’s Choice Advantage™ Infant Formula to Similac Advance you would feel comfortable knowing that these formulas are nutritionally equivalent and offer the same benefits:
- Prebiotics to help support baby’s immune system
- Milk-based nutrition containing all nutrients, vitamins and minerals for growth and development
DHA & ARA, which may support brain and eye development
- Available in 23.2 oz and 12.4 oz sizes
The only difference is the price: Parents Choice will cost $0.41 per feeding vs. Similac Advance at $0.85 per feeding; what a difference.
Additionally, a recently article published at CBS MoneyWatch discusses how a recent recall of Silimac caused many parents to switch to generic formula the articles goes on to discuss how many families are introduced to store bran formulas while still in the hospital and then are reluctant to switch. The Big brand formulas cost more because families are paying for the marketing and advertising the companies put behind their products, says Jean Halloran, the director of food policy initiatives for Consumers Union.
The nice thing about store brand formula, besides being a lot cheaper than the Big Brands, they are very conveniently available at your favorite stores like Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, and Babies “R” Us.
In these economic times, families need more and more of their money in their pockets. So maybe it’s time to reconsider switching from name brand formula to generic to save a little extra cash.