When I first became am mom, I had my heart set on breastfeeding. There were so many benefits to both me the mom and my newborn child. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts I was unable to breastfeed and although it was a bummer I felt comfortable with feeding her formula and she’s as strong and healthy as can be.
As many new parents do, I had a ton of questions in my head.
Do I really need to feed her every 3 hours?
What happens if I can’t get her to burp?
When will she be able to try other foods?
It’s funny how you think you’ve got it all down with one child and then you have another. With Emma, we used to do the last feeding at 10:30-11:00pm and then wake her up in the middle of the night to eat again so that we had a better chance of getting a good night’s sleep. With Ryan, we didn’t do that at all. We just let him sleep and fed him when he woke. So my advice is simple: Do what works for you. It’s all about experimentation, trial and error.
A new survey of pediatricians (conducted by SERMO, the largest online network exclusively for physicians, in conjunction with Perrigo Nutritionals) looked at the most common questions new moms will ask, and one concern rose to the top: 52 percent of pediatricians say the number one topic of questions from new moms is about infant feeding.
What most moms don’t know is that the FDA strictly regulates infant formula to keep little ones safe, so store brand infant formulas, like Walmart’s Parent’s Choice and Target’s Up and Up, are nutritionally comparable to national brands like Enfamil® and Similac® and meet FDA standards. Most importantly, pediatricians agree! According to the “Pulse of Pediatricians” survey, 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter. Parents can feel good about using store brand formula and they can even save up to $600 per year; without compromising quality!
Perrigo Nutritionals recently shared some interesting survey results.
- 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.
- “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.
- According to the survey, 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter.
- 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.
- 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?”
What do you think about the survey results?
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The product, gift cards, survey results and information have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals Store Brand Formula. We received a package of Perrigo Nutritionals Store Brand Formula. While my kids have outgrown that stage now, I know a local mom would appreciate it so I’ll be donating it to our local food pantry.