National Brand Formula vs. Store Brand Formula

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Do you use a national brand of baby formula or a store brand?  Have you considered making a switch from the national brands?

I’d like to tell you a bit about my recent experience with this.  As most of you know I’m a mom to my third kiddo.  For the first two kids I strictly used a national brand.  I didn’t even consider a store brand.  Not because I didn’t trust them or thought less of them, but because I just chose a formula and stuck with it.  I didn’t know differently.

Between my second and third child I heard more and more people talk about the store brand formulas.  What I learned is that the store brands are as nutritionally complete as the national brands, yet cost 50% less (saving you about $600 a year!).  In addition, all store brand formulas meet or exceed FDA standards.

Perrigo Nutritionals store brand baby formula is sold under individual retailer brands, including:  Walmart’s Parent’s Choice and Target’s Up & Up.  Perrigo Nutritionals is the largest supplier of store brand infant formula and nutrition products in the world and one of only four companies recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for meeting the strict FDA requirements for safety, nutrition, and quality for infant formula-manufacturing in the United States.

I tried the Target’s Up & Up brand of formula which compared specifically to the national brand I was using at the time.  There was absolutely no difference in the reaction that Emma gave when I fed her the Up & Up brand.  I wasn’t sure if it would taste different or anything, but she sucked the bottle down just like any other bottle she’d had in the past.  I didn’t notice any difference in the way she digested it or reacted to it.  No difference at all.

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Not only did our gift pack come with formula, but it also came with a travel formula dispenser, bottle drying rack, a bottle brush and a copy of Save a Bundle: 50+ Ways to Save Big on Baby Gear.

I have to admit that I’m in love with the Munchkin Sprout® Drying Rack that I received.  I was not happy with the one we had.  Not only is this one compact, but it spins!  You can find what you need on the other side which to me is amazing.  Being a mom of three it is the simple things that make my day.  Another fabulous feature is that you can lift the drying rack portion from the base and empty the water that collects from the drip drying process.  I can even lift it off with the bottles still on it.  Our old one required having to take everything off of the rack and then tipping the entire thing into the sink to get the water out.  I always felt like it smelled of stale water and I was fearful of mold growing on it because you couldn’t clean it real thoroughly; it was all one piece.

We only own four bottles and we use all four everyday so their permanent home is on the drying rack.  They never make it to the cabinet and so having a stylish, durable, and functional drying rack is key for me.  I simply love this one.  Plus the green color matches our kitchen.  I love it.

Disclaimer:  The Perrigo Nutritionals product, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals.

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