Breastfeeding Is The Best For Baby (And Your Budget)

Although it is common knowledge that breastfeeding saves you more money than if you were to buy infant formula for your child's milk needs, there is a recent drive by the federal government of the United States to encourage mothers to breastfeed their child, headed by the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) agency. With that in mind, the WIC introduced a new food package for all states which takes the spotlight off baby formula and on breastfeeding. That means thirteen percent less funds on formula, the deducted funds which will be distributed to other aspects of the food package. This will certainly decrease the number of (if not totally discourage) parents who purchase infant formula for their young.

Coupled with this change is the release of information that store-brand formula is no less nutritious than the more expensive formula brands in the market today. The FDA who regulates manufacturing and ingredients in the United States use the same standards for testing both store-brand and major brands of baby formula. As such, there is no reason to believe that brands sold by the big pharmaceutical companies are superior (nutrition-wise) to that of the store-brand products. So what with the reallocation of funds for food package and the economy as it is, parents should take in this piece of information as a good advice to reconsider purchasing the cheaper generic infant formula brands in order to fit the tight budget.

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8 comments:

fedhz said...

uu nga. sabi nga din ng pediatrician ni Yz. kaya bahala daw kame kung anong milk bigay namin kay Yz. eh ayaw naman ni Yz ng Gain milk. mas gusto nya ung Nido or Lactum. hwek hwek. ^^

kikamz said...

agree.. it doesn't matter kung branded or hindi ung milk ng anak mo. as long as kumpleto sa nutrients. kung pdeng ibreastfeed, i-breastfeed. nothing compares to breastmilk pa rin.. not to mention the bond that is formed between mother and child...

niko said...

pangarp ko breastfeed si yena til she's two :D hayun naubusan agad ako ng milk 4mos pa lang sya.. kya hayun shoooot milk sa lata na hayz iih

ikaw marce nagpabreastfeed ka??

Genejosh said...

one month ko lang nabreastfeed si Hyzyd lakas kasi uminom can't cope with his needs si dede ko kaya lata nalang ....

redamethyst said...

sabi nga nila, "breastfeeding is still best for your babies" :D :D

Sherry said...

yeah I agree breastfeeding is good and you can save alot money from buy the milk powder

niko said...

if only keri ko nagpabreastfeed ako til mag 2 si yena.. kaso mo til 4mos lng ako nkpagbreatfeed.. naubos na gatas ko lol

niko said...

agree hindi dpat mahal ang pagmamahal :) hihih