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Store Brand Infant Formula – A Great Way To Save Money for Baby

Store Brand Infant Formula - A Great Way To Save Money for Baby

Store Brand Infant Formula – A Great Way to Save Money for Baby. We are so excited to announce a new partnership with Perrigo Nutritional’s, a leading global healthcare supplier and manufacturer of infant formula and nutritional products.

Store Brand Infant Formula:

Perrigo Nutritional’s is the largest supplier of Store Brand Infant Formula and nutrition products in the world.  With its Vermont-based facility, Perrigo is one of only four companies recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for meeting the strict FDA requirements for safety, nutrition and quality for infant formula-manufacturing in the United States.   We have some informative articles coming soon that are going to be very beneficial if you are expecting a baby or know someone who is.

My Hospital Moment - The First Time I Fed Peyton in Guatemala

Ten years ago, when Peyton came home from Guatemala, he was fed a well-known, nationally advertised “name brand” infant formula.  My former students called this photo my “hospital moment” and I couldn’t agree more. There is nothing more precious than the first moment you hold your baby and feed him. Peyton was 3 months old, and we were at the Marriott in Guatemala City, but this is my hospital moment.

When we went to his first doctor appointment, we were handed a different “name brand” canister of infant formula.  We asked our pediatrician if one formula brand was better than the other, and he explained to us that no, all formula brands meet the same FDA standards.  Choosing an infant formula is a personal preference. All infant formulas sold in the United States provide complete nutrition for a baby’s first year.

Store Brand Infant Formula - A Great Way To Save Money for Baby

We decided to do some of our own infant formula price and ingredient comparison.

Comparing Infant Formula

My husband went to the store to purchase the new formula instead of sticking to the brand we were using.   He inspected the labels and found the Store Brand Formula had the exact same ingredient list as the advertised brand we received from our pediatrician.  As you know, we are huge Sam’s Club shoppers.  My husband called me from Sam’s and said, “The Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Store Brand Formula has the same exact ingredients and costs $10 per container less than the name brand. Plus, the store brand is 14 oz. larger in size!” I will never forget that day.  I thought, well he is used to the brand he has been using BUT with the savings of $10 per container, plus in a larger size, that really adds up!  So, we made the switch to the store brand and never looked back.   It was a huge way for us to save on baby expenses.  My husband figured out that decision saved us hundreds of dollars.

Perrigo recently conducted a new nationwide survey of more than 250 pediatricians and found that almost all pediatricians (97%) say feeding is one of the top three categories new moms and dads ask about.  As a new mom, it is often easy to become concerned, especially when considering infant feeding options.  Combine that with sleep deprivation and a crying baby, and you can easily become freaked out and stressed out.

Feeding Peyton his first bottle in Guatmala

What Concerns a New Mom?

Infant Feeding

  • Almost all pediatricians (97%) say feeding is one of the top three categories new moms ask about.
  • More than half of pediatricians (52%) say that feeding is the number one category new moms and dads ask about.
    • 43 percent of pediatricians say pooping is the second most asked about topic.
    • 41 percent of pediatricians say sleeping is the third most asked about topic.
  • The majority of pediatricians (64%) say the most common feeding question is: “How do I know if my baby is getting enough food.”
  • Two thirds (66%) of pediatricians say one of the top three feeding questions they answer is: “What formula do you recommend?”
  • More than two thirds (69%) of pediatricians say one of the top three question new moms ask is: “Is supplementing breast milk with formula, ok?”
  • What about dads? Almost half (47%) of pediatricians say new dads are just as or even more inquisitive than moms!

What Pediatricians Have to Say

Infant Formula & Nutritional Equality

  • An overwhelming majority of pediatricians (71%) say all infant formulas, including Store Brand Formulas, are basically the same and brands don’t matter.
  • Almost two thirds (60%) of pediatricians say they are not recommending a specific formula when they give their patients samples.  The majority (68%) give free formula samples because they believe their patients value them.
  • More than a quarter of pediatricians (26%) don’t have a reason for recommending a specific formula brand.

High Quality Nutrition and Savings with Store Brand Formula

Win Free Formula and Download Formula Coupons

Many parents are not aware that they can save up to 50% on infant formula by choosing a store brand over a national brand.  We had no idea until we took the time to research it ourselves.  Best of all, Store Brand Formula is nutritionally comparable to the national brands, yet typically cost up to half the price and can save you approximately $600 a year. That is a huge savings and you are still providing high quality infant formula for a fraction of the price.  Be sure to shop and compare if you are expecting a baby or know someone who is.  The Store Brand Formula website also offers free formula sweepstakes and downloadable baby formula coupons redeemable at participating retailers across the country: http://www.storebrandformula.com/baby-formula-coupons.aspx

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Perrigo; however all opinions are 100% our own.

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19 Comments

  1. I don’t think we have any store brand formula’s here in Ireland, they are all by big name companies. I formula fed my son and it was so hard trying to find the right formula for him. We began on hungry baby and ended up on a formula to stop his reflux.

  2. I am such a big advocate for breastfeeding as I feel it is most nutritional but I understand that is not always an option for some moms. This seems like such a great company wanting to provide the most nutrition to moms for their babies!

    1. As an adoptive Mom it was not an option and I am so thankful that the Store Brand Infant Formula was there for my son. He is a happy, healthy, athletic boy who has rarely ever been sick. Never a single ear infection or strep throat in his life. 🙂

  3. My husband and I made the decision to use Sams Club formula with our daughter, who was born 10 weeks early. We did all the research and made the switch when my daughter was just a few months old. It was so much cheaper per oz!! She is a happy and healthy almost 3 year old now!

  4. I used several different types of formula with my son. When he was born, I did have to use a name brand because he was a preemie and they made the special type of high-cal food. But once he reached a “normal” weight (by his due date, actually), he was fine with other types. I had WIC, so I got several containers of the name brand, but that didn’t stretch. I alternated with store brand.

  5. Wow, interesting. I don’t have any children yet, but I hope to one day. This article really opened my eyes to some very important things that I should consider when I start purchasing formulas. This is extremely informative and helpful. I’m definitely all about getting the best products for the lowest price!

  6. Wow, $10 less AND bigger container. The switch is a no-brainer. I do store brands more often with everything now. I haven’t come across an instance where they didn’t have the same exact ingredients but also offer savings. It’s great that parents can find a more cost-effective option.

  7. It’s good to know that as long as it’s FDA approved that most formulas are just fine. With formula being so expensive it’s great to have a choice. It’s especially great when the choice can save you money.

  8. Such a great memory for you. He’s adorable.

    We breastfed both boys so I’m totally out of the loop when it comes to formula brands and prices, but in general, we find that the store brands for most food items are just as tasty (if not more so) — and much friendlier on the wallet. Glad to hear that they all are up to snuff so far as the FDA is concerned. Makes going with store brand formula a much easier choice for those who go that route!

  9. That picture of you holding Peyton is so precious! We had to supplement my youngest child with formula, so I really appreciate this information.

  10. I completely agree that the nutrition level is going to be the same in all the brands non-brands of formula. We always got our formula through WIC so had a name brand unless we ran out. I did feel their was a difference in texture/consistency of the powders, but still it didn’t affect the nutrition.

  11. Here in the USA, we have so many choices from organic to regular formulas. It is essential that the baby get the right formula for their needs. This is a very informative blog and I hope other parents read it to be clear about what road to take in preparing themselves for feeding their newborn.

  12. I am not a mother yet so really do not know much about baby formulas and whats what out their but my nephew for first few months only drank formula but i think it was a big brand name formula

  13. This is such a helpful post! I remember when I was doing the formula route that I was clipping coupons whenever I can just to help keep the costs down. Wish I had this info back then!

  14. it comes to formula brands and prices, but in general, we find that the store brands for most food items are just as tasty (if not more so) — and much friendlier on the wallet. Glad to hear that they all are up to snuff so far as the FDA is concerned. Makes going with store brand formula a much easier choice for those who go that route!

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