Formula

Jessica - posted on 06/25/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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This isn't a question, moe of an FYI really. I know that one of the challanges that every new mom has to face is money matters. For all of you that are going down the road of formula feeding vs. breastfeeding.....a tip to cutting cost is buying the generic brands!!! All formula is govenment regulated and if you read the labels you will see that they are exactly the same!!! The only difference....about $10-$15!!! That's a HUGE savings when you add it up at the end of the month. Hope this was help to all moms alike.

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Jessica - posted on 06/28/2010

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When I say they are the same as the name brands that's what I mean, not that they are all exactly alike. Like My son was using Enfamil but it's like $30 a can and the Wal-Mart Brand in Gentle is the same as Enfamil. Also the Wal-Mart Brand Advance or Advantage (can't remember exactly been too long) is the same as Similac. You just have to read ladies....

Lisa - posted on 06/27/2010

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I have never seen any generic brands. Only name brands. However, I do know that not all are the same, otherwise babies wouldn't have problems with some, and not with others : )

Lindsay - posted on 06/25/2010

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That wasn't an option for my daughter she could only handle Similac Advance. All of the generic formulas are exact copies of Enfamil which her stomach couldn't handle. I was very grateful for all of the coupons Similac sent me! You can join their club on the website and they send the $5 and $10 off coupons in the mail.

Jessica - posted on 06/25/2010

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Not a problem. Breastfeeding didn't work out for me sadly and once I realized how much formula was I almost choked!! My best friend was the one that told me about it and I am blessed more and more from her advice! Happy to share!

Kerri - posted on 06/25/2010

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We used the generic brands with my oldest child, but my youngest was much more complicated. She has a milk protein allergy and NONE of the generic brands had anything for this. Fortunatley we learned about the WIC program, the formula she has to use is Enfamil Nutramigen nearly $30 a can. So there was absolutely no way that we could pay for it we are low income live check to check. Wic will pay for up to 9 cans of formula a month which is more than our car payment WIC was soo helpful.

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