Brand name vs store brand formula

Jessica - posted on 05/03/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hey moms! just wondering if anyone has given their baby Parents Choice formula which is sold at Walmart. I've been giving my daughter Nestle Good start and its been getting the job done but its just so freakin expensive and since she's not breastfeeding anymore im buying a lot of the stuff. Parents choice is almost 50% cheaper. Ive been a sucker for all brand name items for my baby because i only want her to have the best but its seriously killing me in the wallet. So just wondering if anyone has tried this formula or any other store brand formula. Thanks for the help!


Charity_knox - posted on 05/09/2013




When I had to supplement a few ounces with my twins we used the parents choice formula. All formulas have federal regulations and have the same or very similar nutrition and ingredients. If your child tolerates it fine, which mine did. They are getting the same nutrition in comparison to a more expensive brand. Compare the ingredients and nutrition facts side by side and you will find they are the same or very close.

Toni - posted on 05/08/2013




I dont know what sort of brands you have in Walmart, I live in Australia and we dont have Walmart here, but I stopped breast feeding when my son was 3 months old and switched to formula.
I started on the most expensive I found, because I thought that more expensive= better.
I was wrong. My son did not hold it down. Every time I fed him he would throw it up. So I worked my way through all the formulas I could find, all he threw up. Untill I got to the cheapest I could find. It was Called Lactogen and it was about half the price of the first lot I tried, and my son kept it down every time.
Naturally, as new parents, we want the best for our children, but the best doesnt mean the most expensive. The best is whatever works best for you and your child.


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