Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Infant formula, Name Brand vs Store Brand?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
This is a great read by a guest blogger from  Cuckoo for Coupons and Deals!

"This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.
When I was nursing and I suddenly ran out of milk, I was forced to abrublty start formula feeding.  I didn’t have  a stock-up pile of formula, so I had to go buy some.  I first talked to all my friends and family, and they screamed that I must use Enfamil – or a particular name-brand infant formula.  Later I learned I could have saved some money if I had done some research on my own about baby formula and learned the truth.
So to save you time and money, I’ve separated the infant formula myths from the facts:

First Myth: Name brand formulas have more nutritional value and/or are better for your baby.
Fact: Store brands formulas meet the same exacting FDA nutritional requirements as all the major brands.

Second Myth: You don’t know what you are getting with store brand formula.
Fact: All infant formulas sold in the US are subject to the same regulations governing manufacturing and ingredients per the Infant Formula Act.

Third Myth:  The savings don’t add up / or are not worth it; i.e., more expensive must be better for my baby.
Fact: Store brand infant formulas typically cost up to 50 percent less versus name-brand formulas for a potential savings of $600 a year per baby. That’s a lot of dough!
Go to store brand formula to learn more!

I personally will only buy name-brand formula if I can get it cheaper then store brand, or private-label, formula.  Because they are all meeting the same levels of quality, price is my motivator in choosing formula now."

Thanks, Cuckoo for Coupons and Deals!