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Breastfeeding problems are not uncommon. Some moms have difficulties getting their baby to breastfeed successfully, others have issues with supply. I was the latter. Both of my boys latched on without issue, but my body just could not produce enough, and it didn’t matter that my cup size went up 3 sizes – yes 3!!
When I had J, I was still on the fence about breastfeeding. It was foreign to me and I wasn’t sure how I would feel, until he arrived in my arms. I would do anything for that sweet baby and so I tried breastfeeding. As I mentioned, there were no issues with feeding him, or his brother 3 years later. However, in both cases my supply was just not adequate. So what was a mom to do?
We’ve all heard the saying “breast is best” but what if you simply can’t? Thankfully there is another option, and that’s baby formula.
According to the USDA, roughly 80 percent of all infants in the U.S. are fed at least some infant formula during their first year. And according to Perrigo Nutritionals Store Brand Formula’s “Pulse of Pediatricians” Survey Results, 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.
Another statistic worth sharing is that a family can save $600 a year by switching to store brand formula.
That’s a lot of money! Especially when new babies can rack up those dollars signs pretty fast.
What else did the “Pulse of Pediatricians” Survey Results mention? The top three categories new moms ask most about are:
- Bowel movements
Breastfeeding problems do exist and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. We as moms need to support one another in our individual choices to do what’s best for our child. I was unable to exclusively breastfeed either son, but supplementing formula into their diet, especially at night feedings, is what worked for them.
So if you’re looking for a solution to your breastfeeding woes and budget constraints, consider store brand formula. Perrigo is the leading store brand formula company in the world. Their baby formula meets or exceeds FDA standards. For more information on their brands, including parenting tips, head to storebrandformula.com.
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