When it comes to your infant's health and nutrition, the first thing you should know is that breastfeeding is best. It's the gold standard, offering your baby hormones, active enzymes and other important compounds that are proven to be beneficial to your child's health and development.
For a variety of reasons, not all moms choose to or are able to breastfeed.
These moms and babies must decide among a variety of baby formula brands currently on the market. The categories generally include the known national brands, which include Similac® and Enfamil®, Gerber® infant formulas, and store brand formulas, which carry the label of major national and regional retailers across the country.
So what is the main difference between these baby formulas? The truth is it comes down to a single word: price.
Buying store brand infant formula can save you up to $600 per year over national brands.
Thanks to FDA regulation based on the Infant Formula Act, all infant formula products sold in the United States are required to adhere to the same standards and provide the same levels of identified nutrients required for the growth of babies.
It's worth repeating: All infant formula manufactured in the United States offers the same levels of required nutrients in order to take the best care of your baby.
At Perrigo Nutritionals, we make our products in an FDA-inspected, International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certified infant formula-manufacturing facility.
Our store brand formulas contain important prebiotics and nucleotides that support immune system and growth and development. Our infant formulas also contain DHA and ARA, which may support brain and eye development.
The main reason for the price differential is that national brands spend exorbitant amounts on marketing. National brand marketers understand that moms and all parents sometimes act out of guilt and that perpetuating the myth that one formula is better for their baby than another is all some moms need to hear to spend more.
At Perrigo Nutritionals we spend very little on marketing. We choose to put our capital into creating high quality formula at the best price.
And that's a winning equation for parents.
Enfamil® is a registered trademark of Mead Johnson & Co. Similac® is a registered trademark of Abbott Laboratories. Gerber® is a trademark of Nestlé Vevey, Switzerland. Store brand infant formulas are not made by or affiliated with Abbott Laboratories, Mead Johnson & Co., or Nestlé.
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