I remember feeling overwhelmed before my first child was born. I wondered how I was going to keep this sweet baby happy and healthy and I questioned if I was going to know what to do. I have since come to realize that is is completely normal to be scared of the unknown and even more natural to be scared of taking care of another human being 24/7. First time moms all worry and I was no different. Some fears kept popping up like, I wondered if I would be able to nurse my babies or would I need to use formula? How will I know when the baby is hungry and how much milk they need until they are full?

I know that for many moms breastfeeding might not be possible and if that is the case you might be wondering if you should fork over more cash for the “Name Brand” formula or if you can save some money and get the “Store Brand” formula. Is “Store Brand” formula good for your baby?

The short answer is YES–“Store Brand” formula is good for your baby! My husband and I have very different opinions when it comes to “Store Brand” items vs “Name Brand” items. I think “Store Brand” rocks and my hubby thinks that you are getting a lesser quality product when you go with “Store Brand”. I love finding facts to support my argument that “Store Brand” gives you the same quality products with a huge savings on the price, and that is exactly what the “Store Brand” Formula’s “Pulse of Pediatricians” Survey Results give me…Facts to enlighten my husband on the benefits of buying “Store Brand”. More money in our pockets and we still get a high quality product!!

- • A new, nationwide survey of pediatricians looked at the most common questions new moms will ask. 97 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.

o “Pooping” questions were second (43 percent of respondents). Sleeping was third (41 percent).

o The results were based on a nationwide survey of pediatricians conducted by SERMO, the largest online network exclusively for physicians. - • According to the survey, 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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. - • New parents tend to ask a lot of questions; pediatricians shared some of the strangest questions new moms and dads asked. 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?”

I really enjoyed reading the results of this survey–especially the strange questions new parents ask–LOL! I have to admit I have asked quite a few strange questions in my day, one of them being, “Can my baby break their own bag of waters with a fingernail or their foot?” I honestly had no idea, but that is okay because eventually we figure it out. My best advice to new parents is to take a deep breath–everything is going to be okay. Bottom line is “Store Brand” is a smart choice when you are buying from Perrigo Nutritionals because you are getting a great product, and it is a really smart choice for your pocketbook.

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71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter.

My favorite finding from the Perrigo Nutritionals survey is most of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same.

I was surprised that sleeping questions for babies was a the #3 topic. I thought it would be higher.

The questions asked by parents to doctors, and the strange one, of: “Can my newborn have ice cream”? I never even thought of that myself; I did not want to give my newborn ice cream at all, I guess. Interesting what other people think of.

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I was surprised that feeding was the number one question. I thought sleeping would be.

I learned that 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter!

I learned that more than half of pediatricians say feeding is the number one topic new moms ask about.

I learned 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter.

I was surprised there were so many poop questions.

I love the fact that a family can save $600 a year by switching to store brand formula.

My favorite is By switching to store brand formula, a family can save up to $600 per year without compromising quality.

My favorite finding was that “71% of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same.”

My favorite statement from the Perrigo Nutritionals survey is that most of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same.

I like the fact that 71% of pediatricians believe all baby formulas are basically the same – brand doesn’t matter.

I didn’t know that most pediatricians didn’t favor one formula to another, I thought they were all for or against one.

I learned that most Dr.’s (71%) don’t prefer a certain name brand of formulas. Something that most moms already know, brand names don’t really matter! Whatever you have a coupon or sale price for!

I learned that “71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter.” I had not idea this was the case – some brands are a lot more expensive than others.

I learned that 71 % of all doctors think all baby formulas are the same.

I was surprised that more pediatricians don’t care about the brand of formula!

The most interesting finding for me was that most pediatricians believe that the brand of formula doesn’t matter….that they’re all basically the same.

i thought it was interesting that they think formulas are so similar between brands

I learned that the store brand is as good as the brand named formulas. Thank you for the chance 🙂

Its interesting that 71% of pediatricians think that all formulas are the same regardless of brand.

I honestly didn’t know that store brands are as good as name brands. That is good to know!

The most interesting to me was that According to the survey, 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter!! I always thought brand was better. Very eye opening!

I was pleasantly surprised to read that 71% of pediatricians say that all formula, no matter the brand name, has the same ingredients,

I Learned By switching to store brand formula, a family can save up to $600 per year without compromising quality!

I was suprised to learn 71% percent of pediatricians say all formulas are basically the same – good tip to save money! It makes sense to me since all formulas have to meet the same FDA regulations.

the huge amount of money you can save by switching to store brand

I learned a high percentage of pediatricians believe all formulas are the same.

Store brands are just as good as name brand, plus the savings are great.

It was interesting to learn that a family can save up to $600 per year without compromising quality.

I did not know that the store brands were the same. thanks

It surprises me that 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter.

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I didn’t think that feeding questions would be number one.

Thank you for the nice giveaway.

I liked this one: “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.”

I love learning that pediatricians believe store brand formula is the same, great reinforcement for store brand.

I love that you can save $600 a year! We did Target brand for my twins!

It surprised me that 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same

So, I have to admit that I already knew this, but I this is what I think of whenever I hear someone arguing that formula is poison: the FDA strictly regulates formula to keep little ones safe. I’m not always a big fan of the FDA because they are so lax, but to know that all infant formula, including store brands, have to pass strict standards set by the FDA gives me peace of mind.

I learned that 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter

I found it humorous that the 2nd most asked questions were about pooping – but it makes sense because what goes in must come out. Hehe.