The formula for Formula

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

My kids are older now, but I know some of my readers still have infants or are perhaps pregnant, so I decided to go ahead and write about formula.

I am a strong proponent for breastfeeding. I know the facts and there is just no disputing that breastfeeding, especially in the first six weeks of life, has major benefits for your child. But I also believe that it is every parents right to choose how to feed their babies and there are also those that may want to breastfeed but can’t.

I fell into the latter group. I breastfed both of my kids but after several weeks my milk production went WAY down and no matter what I did I wasn’t able to increase it. In order to keep our kids growing and healthy my husband and I made the decision to begin supplementing with formula.

With my son we were a one income family. My husband had changed jobs shortly before he was born and had taken a pretty significant pay cut. Because we were on a tight budget we were not prepared when we went to the store to buy formula for the first time. We had been given samples of Enfamil so when we began to supplement we used that. When we went to the store and saw that it was $25 a can we were shocked.

After a month we realized that we couldn’t keep it up. We were going through at least a can a week. We just had to figure out a way to save money or we weren’t going to make it.

We started comparing brands and eventually settled on Parents Choice. It was at least $10 cheaper which meant we would save upwards of $40 a month! It may not seem like much but the hubs and I were able to put that money towards a date night every month. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how important it was for us to remember how we were before the kiddos arrived!

If you use formula and want to see how much you could save by switching to Parents Choice then simply go check out their Savings Calculator. I went ahead and did it based on what we used with our son and this is what it came up with.

Parents Choice Formula

If you’re not sure which formula you should try then they have a tool for that too! Their Formula Finder has you answer a few questions and then suggests the Parents Choice formula that fits your needs.

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  1. Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? says:

    I am glad that you said it is every Families right to choose.
    .-= Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up?´s last blog ..Potluck =-.

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