Your Choice Matters Most When It Comes To Feeding Your Baby #ParentsChoiceSweepstakes #ParentsChoice

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Do you judge others based upon the brand of pasta they feed their family? Of course not! We all have our favorites but that’s certainly not something we should judge people on. All that really matters is that the family is being fed.

What about grapes? Do you judge someone based on whether they buy green, red or black grapes? That would be just ridiculous. I’ll bet you don’t give it a second thought.

How about the style of cheese? Do you judge someone if you see them buying a block of sharp or mild cheddar? Colby jack or cheddar jack? This brand over here at full price or that brand over there on sale? No! I bet you see someone buying the cheese they either like, need or fits their budget.

Parent’s ChoiceⓇ formula

So why in the world are so many people judgmental about what a mother feeds her baby? I’d really like to know. We’re big on women’s rights in this country. A woman has the right to choose how she’s going to feed her baby and what she’s going to feed. It really is that simple. Noone has the right to judge. Just like pasta, grapes, and cheese, there’s plenty of choices on what to feed and the right one is whatever is right for you. All that’s really important is that the baby is fed, happy and healthy.

I chose to bottlefeed both of my boys. That’s right. I didn’t struggle with my decision at all, I knew from day one that I wanted to bottlefeed. And that was my choice. It may not be everyone’s choice but it was mine and I had the right to make it. I did so because I was working a stressful job with long hours and less than considerate management. One of the numerous reasons I knew I wanted to bottlefeed is because I knew for certain that I was going back to work and had no desire to pump. And so I bottlefed.

Parent’s ChoiceⓇ formula

When my first son was born there were basically two choices when it came to formula. Imagine a world of only elbow macaroni or spaghetti. No linguine, fettuccine, ditalini, rotelle, rotini or any other shapes. That’s what formula feeding was like back then. You had to buy one of the big brands and they were expensive. Jumping forward more than twenty years to present day, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to infant formula. Parent’s ChoiceⓇ products, sold exclusively at Walmart since 1998, are designed to offer the best nutrition for your child at an affordable price.

Parent’s ChoiceⓇ formula

Parent’s Choice® formula is clinically proven to support growth and development and is nutritionally comparable to more expensive national brand infant formulas, including Enfamil®, Similac®, and ︎Gerber®. It meets the highest-quality FDA nutritional ︎standards and is clinically proven to be as well tolerated by infants as the national brand formulas. Choosing Parent’s Choice® results in savings of up to $600 a year over alternative formulas. This means that shoppers now have the ability to buy product that is compliant with FDA nutritional standards and the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics without breaking the bank. ︎This brand can not only save you money, but it can also ave you time since it is readily available at Walmart. This is really helpful if you’re traveling and have to deal with the hassle of discovering what store has what brand. Parent’s Choice® extends beyond infant formula to include Baby and Toddler Foods such as Yogurt Bites, Cereals, Cereal Bars, Little Puffs®, Little Fruits®, Little MunchersTM, and Little WheelsTM︎ as well as Toddler Formula for Older Infants.

Parent’s ChoiceⓇ formula

I didn’t feel guilty when I chose to bottlefeed my boys. Some mothers struggle with the decision of what to feed because other people, some well-intentioned and some just plain opinionated, offer suggestions on “what’s best”. My advice to any new mother is this. Just like every child is different, so is every mother. Whether you choose to bottlefeed, breasfeed or combine by supplementing, it’s your choice that matters and not anyone else’s. Do what you think is right for you and your baby. That’s what’s best.

Have you ever received unsolicited parenting advice that made you feel judged or guilty?

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21 comments

TColeman June 27, 2017 - 8:01 pm

Parents Choice has all the nutrients that the others do just at half the cost! I loved their brand when my kids were little.

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle June 27, 2017 - 8:04 pm

That is so great! Formula can be super expensive, so if moms can find a great brand that beats the prices of those other companies, that’s the best!

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Colleen Lanin June 27, 2017 - 8:07 pm

I looked all over the place for deals on formula when my kids were babies. It’s too bad this wasn’t around back then.

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Stacie June 27, 2017 - 8:07 pm

I think every mom gets unsolicited advice that has made us feel guilty at one point or another. You are so right that we shouldn’t be judged on what we feed our babies.

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Sherry June 27, 2017 - 8:08 pm

I used Parent’s Choice formula with my son. It offers everything the pricier brand names do at the fraction of the cost.

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Jeanette June 27, 2017 - 8:27 pm

I think that every parent should be left alone to raise her children unless they are hurting them. It is none of my business what milk you feed your child. I’m glad there’s a post like this to show that it is OK to feed formula also.

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Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens June 27, 2017 - 8:30 pm

Moms definitely should not be judge on what they feed their babies. My youngest is 4 and honestly, miss having a baby in the house!

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Liz Mays June 27, 2017 - 8:31 pm

I’m glad it’s so easy to pick up Parent’s Choice formula when you need it. That affordable price makes a big difference!

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Lisa Bristol June 27, 2017 - 8:36 pm

This is a great pot. I have friends that met some resistance when they chose to bottle feed. Formula has come a long way and is a great choice for some Moms.

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Kathy June 27, 2017 - 9:16 pm

I think this is a good choice for those that formula feed. Parent’s Choice is a cheaper brand too. That means you’ll save some money, which is great when you have kids.

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Sarah June 27, 2017 - 9:38 pm

Awesome post. I love the fact that there are so many options on the market for babies now, because babies are definitely not one size fits all.

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Amy Desrosiers June 27, 2017 - 9:40 pm

I always use to use this with my kids. I love that it was way less than the brand names!

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Adelina Priddis June 27, 2017 - 9:47 pm

So I nurse, and I love it, but I also love to have moments where I can walk away for an hour or two and let someone else feed the baby (whether it’s pumped milk or formula – I don’t care!). It’s exhausting being mom! Sadly right now my baby wants nothing to do with a bottle though – I mean I’m grateful and all, but it would be nice to have one feeding that is not done by me.

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Mama to 6 Blessings June 27, 2017 - 9:59 pm

I have breastfed all 6 of my babies so I am not familiar with this formula but I do love this brand dispers and wipes.

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Brianne June 27, 2017 - 10:46 pm

I haven’t heard of this brand before but must go and check it out! Nutrients are so key for babies!

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Sarah June 27, 2017 - 11:49 pm

I nursed my kids but have always said fed is best. It’s nice that parents have so many awesome choices.

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Laurie Beth June 28, 2017 - 1:24 am

I breastfed and was very fortunate to have plenty of a milk! I wish I could have done bottles but in the end, breast was best for us! I always think a healthy fed baby is the best!

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Alicia Gonzalez June 28, 2017 - 3:55 am

I have a new nephew on the way! This is great to know, and I’d never heard of this brand before.

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Toni | Boulder Locavore June 28, 2017 - 4:08 am

This is awesome! I used this for my kids. It’s great to save money without risking the nutrition.

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LaShawn June 28, 2017 - 5:56 am

As long as a baby is healthy and growing the way they should, it doesn’t matter how they get fed. We as moms have to start respecting each other’s decisions and supporting each other more.

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pat.navymom June 28, 2017 - 6:54 am

When my first was born, it was homemade formula or basically one of the two brands hospitals dispensed. I never considered breast feeding because I knew I was returning to work immediately so there would be a roof over our heads. A couple of my friends tried without success–different reasons extremely sensitive skin; a baby tooth erupting far before its time. Fads come and go. People should not be so righteously judgmental. They do not always know the whole story–and perhaps most probably shouldn’t.

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