Disclaimer: I was provided with formula & a gift card from Perrigo Nutritionals.
This will be a little different than you’re used to; I’m the “hubby” so often referred to in this blog. A story we’ve not shared is just after our first daughter was born I was given the difficult task of going up to NICU with her while Enza stayed in the room. Her temp was sky high, and they needed to give her food. They had two options. I’m dealing with the fresh emotions of being a father for the first time, not being with Enza who was surely distraught having her baby immediately taken from her. I’m being asked questions about which formula to give her…”WE NEED A DECISION SIR!”
“What’s the difference?” I asked, it seemed like a question Enza would ask. Enza is kind of like the Leslie Knope (Parks and Recs) of life. She loves being over prepared and further more loves notebooks. The response “Nothing really, they’re just different brands.” So I pointed to one.
So it came as no surprise when I read this: According to the “Pulse of Pediatricians” survey, 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter. In other words, because the FDA has so many regulations to protect your children, there really isn’t a lot of differences that are even allowed.
So, what is the difference? Often times simply the name, and PRICE! You can use a store brand, that 71% of pediatricians agree are the same, and you can save $600, why wouldn’t you?
Enza nursed both of our girls, but with both of them we had to supplement with formula for different reasons. We believe that nursing is always the better choice for us, but understand that every situation is different and we don’t judge others.
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Lisa Brown says
I would buy a few groceries with and extra $25 🙂
Julie Wood says
I am going to buy a variety of K-Cups for my Keurig!
Janet W. says
My grandsons don’t use formula anymore, so no feeding issues currently. I would spend this gift card on a new toy for them this Christmas, probably something Thomas and Friends related.
Mary Happymommy says
My biggest concern is that they stay healthy.
Heather Blackwell says
My biggest concern is that they don’t get enough vegies and fruits.
Candace B says
My biggest concern when my boys were using formula was finding one they could tolerate. Both had issues with formula, the oldest worse than the youngest. With my oldest, it took us six months to find a formula that would help him gain weight and tolerate. Until then, he only weighed 10 pounds and could not hold down formula like he needed. My youngest only took two months, then he was able to tolerate his formula.
Amanda Sakovitz says
id love to go out to dinner!
Ann C says
My worries was if they were getting all the right vitamins, proteins, iron, nutritution they needed to help them grow.
Tami Lewis says
I would buy winter clothing for my son!
Ruth Griffeth says
I would buy a few extras for the house! Maybe a treat of two
$25 can go a long way if you use it well! I know it could buy several new winter clothes items for my son. Baby clothes for the win!
Thomas Murphy says
I would go to the movies with the extra money.
I would put it towards new shoes
Kelly D says
My biggest concern was they were getting their nutritional needs met.
Krissy C. says
My biggest worries with all of my kids was if they were getting enough vitamins in the things they were eating. I gave them a vitamin supplement just to be sure!
Linda Kish says
I would use it for groceries.
I just wanted her to have the best
Heather Hayes Panjon says
My Biggest Concern Is If They Are Getting Enough Vitamins In Their Diet.
Rebecca N says
No kids here (yet) – I would use the $25 to get a Christmas present for my brother!
Julie Matek says
I have one almost 5 yr old daughter. I am most worried about her getting all the nutrients she needs
Lynn C says
I don’t have kids. I’d spend the $25 on groceries though.
Stacey b says
My biggest concern has been with my younger two, they didn’t like to eat any veggie baby food, only the fruits. I was afraid they weren’t getting enough of the proper nutrition.
Linda Bradshaw says
I would use the $25 to buy groceries for my teen kids. I don’t have little ones anymore.
I have a niece who doesn’t eat much of anything, hope she grows out of it. I would buy some healthy snacks for the gang!
Caitlyn Owens says
Use it for gas money
I would use the $25 to buy either groceries or computer ink!
Elisabeth Ashley says
I breastfeed my son, but am not pumping yet so I never know how much he is managing to eat! Sometimes I wish I could just have weekly weight checks to reassure me.
Jessica To says
My biggest concern was whether they were getting enough to eat and if it had the nutrition they needed.
I don’t have kids but my sister is expecting twins so I’d love to help her buy stuff
michelle k. says
I would use the $25 to pay for Christmas presents
It would go towards a new coat!
tara darity says
Three kids and this would help with groceries!
shelly peterson says
I was always concerned if they were getting enough nutrients and vitamins they needed to be healthy.
jenn giannetto says
my sons take after their daddy and are very skinny. i am constantly concerned about trying to get them to gain weight. i dread taking them to the doctor because they always have something bad to say.
I will use the extra $25 to get Halloween costumes for kids.
Leigh Anne Borders says
My biggest concern about feeding is my child getting all the nutrients he needs.
No kids. I would buy books.
Amanda Hendricks-Selby says
I didn’t have concerns while I was pregnant, I just thought I’d breast feed him. But I was not able to produce breast milk, I would sit there with a pump for 2 hours and get nothing, I took medication, still nothing. So, that’s something I should have been concerned about, and I will be next time.
i don’t but i would use it to help with groceries
Melissa M says
I nurse and my concern is are they getting enough.
If I won, I’d buy groceries with the $25. gift card.
Christie Mullen says
I would buy some gas.
No kids here. Would use the money for a date night for my husband and I. Thank you for the opportunity and informative article.
Lela M. says
That they eat healthy among all their junk as teenagers
Sarah O. says
I would buy some protein powder.
I would use it for groceries.
Katie Bellamy says
I’m always worrying if they’re getting enough nutrition!
I will use the money to buy grocery.
Shakeia Rieux says
I would spend the $25 on my niece for her birthday
My biggest concern with my two kids is trying to keep enough milk in the house. Drinks go fast.
Barbara Montag says
I’d use this for our Christmas shopping fund.
Concern is getting all of the right nutrients and vitamins to feed them.
Jake B says
I would get some gas for my van.
Rose Reeder says
My biggest concern is finding snacks that aren’t all sugar for my Grandkids. I’d buy good nutricious snacks from this if I won.
Maria Iemma says
I would love to go to lunch with my best friend and the Visa card would help.
My biggest fear about feeding was that they weren’t getting enough. I would use the gift card for Christmas shopping.
I do have kids – 3. My oldest had reflux, so feeding wasn’t much fun. With the others I was always worried about what issues they may have with feeding.
Dorothy Boucher says
My biggest concern is that they are getting enough vitamins and minerals ……………….. also I would like to put this toward Christmas shopping.. thanks @tisonlyme143
My biggest concern is if it would not be sensitive on the stomach
richelle bowers says
biggest concern was making sure they eat healthy
Ayana Pendergrass says
I would definitely use the extra $25 to buy some groceries. Anything helps!
I don’t have kids, but an extra $25 would definitely help in the upcoming holiday gift buying season.
i would buy food
Rita Leonard says
I would buy some extra groceries
David Fultner says
I would buy some new under shrits.
Shelia S says
I have older kids so I would spend the $25 on some games for the house. We would all like that.
Andy Kukta says
Buy the window blinds I need.
Adrianna Holbrook says
I would make a payment on my medical bills.
Heather Hurst says
My biggest concern would be whether they were getting all the nutrients they needed.
The biggest concern is food safety
wendy rozema says
My biggest concern is that they are healthy and getting all the nutrients they need
Sara Sharp says
I would use this for Christmas presents.
My concern is getting my son to like veggies
I’d use it for gas in the car!
steven weber says
Biggest concern is that they aren’t getting proper vitamins in their meals.
I do not have kids. I would use it to buy groceries or cosmetics.
Gina M says
My biggest concern is always wondering if my son getting enough to eat, and the right balance of nutrition.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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my daughter can be picky and I am concerned about her getting the right balanced nutrition. Luckily she likes the gummy vitamins and she will sometimes drink the pedia sure.
rickel bart says
it goes right to my college aged daughter
Kate F. says
I would use the extra $25 to buy shoes.
Tabathia B says
She couldn’t keep the formula down so they made suggestions based on her weight gain
Pamela Gurganus says
No, I don’t have any kids and I would use the extra $25 to put gas in my car.
Darlene Carbajal says
I would buy new shoes!
My biggest concern is getting their nutritional needs at a good price.
Stephanie Phelps says
My biggest concern over the kids are their safety and that they grow up strong!
Karla P. says
My biggest concern is if my child is eating healthy foods with enough nutrients.
My kids are raised but I have a niece who I will be watching her son in about two months so may have some concerns at that time about feeding.
Ben (Ada) says
I would probably buy a video game
soha molina says
I’d buy a costume with it.
Pu Ye says
My biggest concern is that they don’t get enough vegies and fruits.
Kathy Kuykendal says
Use it for Christmas gifts or my daughter’s birthday.
sarah k says
I would use the $25 for groceries or candy for halloween.
My kids are teenagers/young adult now. I guess we were lucky because we never seemed to have any feeding issues. My babies were all breastfed exclusively until around 12-15 months and transitioned very well.
marnie ward says
I would spend a little more on Halloween for the kids. It’s so great when the kids are really proud of their costumes at school.
My biggest concern with feeding is that my kids are getting enough nutrition and are eating all of the “right” foods.
Amanda Petrik says
I have 6 nieces and nephews and they all need christmas gifts 🙂
I would purchase groceries.
Denise L says
My biggest concern about feeding was picking a formula that I could supplement with when I went back to work. I wanted something healthy that my son would actually eat. Proved to be a pretty tall order.
I don’t have kids, yet. I would use the $25 to treat my wife to a movie. She works hard and deserves it! 🙂
heather eg kaufman says
I want them to eat more veggies!
Jennifer M says
Since I don’t have kids, I would spend an extra $25 on dinner and a movie.
Jennifer H. says
I have two children with Autism. Because of sensory issues, getting them to try new foods can be challenging.
Tracy Robertson says
I don’t have kids, but I could use the extra $25 to buy some personal care items that I need.
Jessica Menster says
I have three sons and I was always worried about them getting the proper combination of nutrients and the right amount of formula, etc. After a while it becomes second nature and your child pretty much tells you what is right for their system.
Holly Guerrio says
I would use the $25 to buy clothes.
I’d get a treat for my man.
Andy Kukta says
Buy a Halloween custom for my girl.
Sarah Hayes says
trying to give her proper nutrition was a worry for me
Stephanie Robertson says
My son isn’t on formula anymore but I would use it to buy some new boots for my son for winter.
golden storm says
I will use the visa card towards Christmas if I win
Seyma Shabbir says
My biggest concern about feeding was if they were getting all the nutrients and could breathe while eating LOL!
Marilyn Nawara says
With $25 I would buy Halloween Candy for the Kiddos.
maleficent m says
Don’t have kids but i would save the 25 for black friday
Krista M. says
I don’t have kids yet… but we are going to start trying soon so I am starting to save every extra penny (and gift card) for that!
Mary ONeal says
I loved nursing both my children. I would love an extra $25 for holiday baking.
Jenny Willis says
I would buy gas
I breastfed my 2 year old until he self weaned a few days after his first birthday. I am currently breastfeeding my 3 month old and will continue for as long as he wants. I didn’t have any concerns about breast milk because I knew it provided exactly what they needed. I was more concerned about the technique – proper latch, etc. Now that my son eats solids, I am really worry about feeding whole foods and staying away from the processed stuff.
My biggest concern about feeding, and still is- offering a variety of foods and a variety of foods being consumed.
Laura J says
Oh my biggest concern has always been nutrition! Are they getting what they need???
I would spend the $25 on food for my cat – she’s on a special prescription diet and her food is a lot more expensive than I had anticipated.
wendi watson says
i would for sure use it on groceries! every little bit helps feed these boys lol
I try to make sure they eat healthy
Tammy Woodall says
I would put the money towards groceries.
Ashley L says
I absolutely love reading, so I would use it to get me a few books. Thanks for having this giveaway!
Marissa A. says
With a baby on the way, I would use it to help buy things for the baby room
James Robert says
I have kids and worried about them not eating enough at times or spitting up and the concern they just were not getting enough of what they needed. Now they are growing up so I would use on winter gloves for them. Thanks for the chance
Susan Christy says
No kids – I would spend it on gas or groceries.
When my daughter was small, our biggest concern was tummy troubles when she drank formula.
BETH DUNLAVY HOPPE says
I would start my Christmas shopping with the money.
Dawn Keenan says
I have kids, and although we are past the baby stage, I worry that they don’t get the right nutrients because they are all picky.
Megan H says
Biggest concern is feeding them on no paycheck weeks
molli vandehey says
with the fir st, i thought she ate too much. the second, too little. now, i completely trust myself and my kiddos to know whats just right!
My biggest concern was about breastfeeding and having to supplement. In the end, we did both and I just tried to look for the best I could for him!
Ashley Morrissey says
I was worried about supply issues with my son. We breastfed for 2 years though!
KJ Skib says
I have kids. I wish I could figure out the eating patterns. One day they like it. An hour later, it’s too spicy.
Patricia Salyers says
No but I have one on the way and the scarey thing about feeding her is whether I can afford to do it.
Elizabeth Lamontagne says
I don’t have kids so I would use the extra money to buy my mom a nicer birthday present this month!
Bobbie Ann Bohn says
empty nest here, would buy new books
awesome giveaway…I’d buy some fruits and vegetables…that’s what I try to push on my gkids…thanks!
amanda whitley says
my biggest concern is making sure my kids gets the vitamins they need to grow healthy.
velder dixon says
making sure my kids and other eat helathy
Shauntea Crutcher says
My biggest problem is making sure that they eat healthy and tasty food.
Abby C says
I would buy pet supplies with the extra money!
Angela Saver says
I breastfed my babies, but I did have to supplement with formula & my biggest concern was picking the most nutritious formula to supplement my breastmilk!
I would use the $25 Visa card to help pay for my hubby’s Christmas gift.
Terri Moore says
My biggest concern about feeding my kids was to give the healthiest food that I could and hoping that they would like it.
I would use it for shopping.
I have 3 boys, and my biggest challenge is making sure they don’t eat me out of house and home! No really, making sure they aren’t just eating treats all day long.
Biggest concern was providing them with all nutrients while staying on a budget.
Erin Madigan says
I would spend the $25 on putting gas in my car.
Stephanie davis says
I was worried about finding the right formula for my littles
Amy L says
I have one child and i nursed him. I was and am concerned as he is a picky eater.
Eloise W says
When my sons were ready to start school if lunches would be suficcient
Luna S says
I have two kids my first is an extremely picky eater the second loves anything. I would use it to get some new winter clothes for my son.
My kids are grown, but each year I gather goodies to provide Christmas for dozens of children. The $25 would go towards presents for needy kids.
I would put it towards christmas
Stephanie Grant says
I do have one son and my biggest feeding concern was if the formula I was feeding was providing the appropriate nutrients he needed on a daily basis and if I was feeding him enough!
My biggest concern was whether he was getting enough nutrients or if I was feeding him too much.
Lauren Easler says
No kids but, I would spend it on Christmas Gifts for my nieces and nephews! Thanks!
I don’t have any children of my own yet, but I do have three younger siblings. I’d probably use the extra money to get something for the oldest of the three as an early birthday present.
Jenn W says
My biggest concern was whether or not they were getting all the nutrients they needed! Now I just need more food because they are eating me out of house and home 😀
Pamela Lewis says
I would buy food.
liz l says
I would go to the movies
megan tilley says
I have a 2 month old. I just want her to eat something that is the best for her and nowadays there are so many bad things, I worry about it.
Wendy R. says
My kids are all grown now but my biggest concern was that I wasn’t able to breastfeed.
Dawn Monroe says
I have grandkids and a concern of mine is that they get their daily nutrients and vitamins. I would take my grandkids to lunch or a movie.
With an extra 25, I would use it to get some dress pants.
Teresa Thompson says
I would buy a Christmas gift for one of my grandkids.
Suzanne R (SuzySweeps) says
I don’t have kids of my own, but I did help raise my nephews and nieces. If I had an extra $25, I would put it in my “Holiday Shopping” fund to get started on saving to have some money to get a few gifts for loved ones. This has been a tough year financially, so it would be helpful! 🙂
Summer D says
I just make sure to cook healthful foods for them. I would use the $25 for groceries.
Lisa Neutel says
My worries about feeding my children was the cost..formula was so expensive
Suzanne C says
I have three, but they are all way past the formula phase, lol! But I do still worry about getting them to eat more than mac & cheese.
My biggest “feeding” concern is what my teenager eats when he is home alone. He seems to think that Ice Cream is a healthy lunch.
i would buy some groceries with this! 🙂
Nicole Carter Weasley says
When my daughter was little my biggest concern was her spitting up or puking up everything!
Annemarie Z. says
I would go out to eat with my boyfriend and his daughter!
courtney gibson says
If I won I would put it towards christmas shopping.
Janette Polivka says
Just making sure they get the proper nutrients they need.
Tosha H says
I would get some toys and treats for my pets
I would use this towards purchasing Christmas gifts 🙂 thanks!!
I’d buy some new jeans.
Cheryl B. says
I would use it for Christmas stocking stuffers.
Danielle N says
I’d put it towards something fun or towards Christmas shopping.
Samantha Daleo says
I was always concerned about whether they were getting enough ad whether is was as nutritious as it could be.
I would use this towards new shoes. Thank you for this chance to win.
Rose Santuci-Sofranko says
I’d probably spend the $25 on some necessity!
Stephanie O'Day says
I would use this to buy something new for my new house!!
Wendy Pesce says
I have picky kids and my biggest concern is them getting enough vitamins and minerals
I don’t have kids, yet. I would spend it on gas.
natalie yeoman says
i dont have kids but i would use this to buy my mom a christmas present
lonnie hutchinson says
keeping the formula in him when he had reflux
Angela Asbell says
I would purchase my daughter some healthy snacks for after school. I would also purchase her more pencils and schpol paper
angie depue says
My kids always chose healthy over junk. I only offered healthy options!
Heather Dawn says
My biggest concern is that they get a variety of healthy options.
Patricia E. says
My biggest concern with feeding is GMOs
Ashley Elaine says
I am currently pregnant with my first child & I would use the card towards items for her nursery 🙂
I don’t have children. I missed my friend’s baby shower and would use this to buy something for her and the baby.
I would buy some things I need for the baby we are expecting in March.
I would use the extra $25 for groceries, I know… I am boring.
Melissa Mazzur says
My biggest concern is making sure they get all the nutrients that they need to be healthy!
I worry about my kids getting enough vitamins!
Angela P. says
My youngest had colic.. so my biggest concern was getting him to hold anything down and getting him to stop screaming. Luckily we got through all of that and now he’s a chubby, active toddler.
I don’t have kids- so I would use this for gas probably. Or maybe for groceries haha Nothing fun but totally necessary!
heidi b says
Ashley Busse says
My biggest concern is making sure my kids get all of the nutrients they need.
Susan Smith says
I would use the extra $25 to put gas in my car