*DISCLAIMER* The product, gift cards, survey results and information have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals Store Brand Formula. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.
I currently breastfeed. On days that I need to drop the baby off at the grandparent’s house he drink’s formula. After three kids, I welcome getting a little break to work alone or to clean house in peace. Or if we just NEED a date night. This is what I have to do to keep my sanity and while I don’t plan to give up breastfeeding anytime soon, all moms are different, just like their babies.
Cooper’s check up at the doctor last month was great. I had a few questions but the one I remember asking was about infant formula and the differences between store brand formula vs. national brand. He told me that they are pretty much all the same since the FDA regulates infant formula. I remember asking the question with the other two kids and received the same answer and they have all had different pediatricians. According to the “Pulse of Pediatricians” survey, 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter.
What is the Perrigo Nutritionals Store Brand Formula’s “Pulse of Pediatricians” survey? It asks pediatricians across the nation about the questions new moms asks. The strangest question from a new mom was, “Can my newborn have ice cream” and the strangest question from a new dad was, “Is it ok for my new born baby to go kite surfing on my back?” Honestly, I’m a bit dumbfounded by that dad’s question.
Here are the results:
- Ninety seven 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.
- 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.
What were some of your questions that you had for your pediatrician?
Win It! One reader will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Visa gift card! Open to US residents only who are 18 or older. Begins on 10/16/2014 at 9 am EST and ends on 10/31/2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Void where prohibited. The Kids Did It and other hop bloggers are NOT responsible for prize fulfillment if a sponsor fails to ship prize. Allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery. Post and or Rafflecopter may contain affiliate links.
It’s the first annual “All Treats, No Tricks” Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! All giveaways are at least $15 in value. Have fun hopping from blog to blog and entering all the giveaways!