Monday, October 5, 2009

Parent's Choice

I am pro breastfeeding and I admired all mothers that did and will do just that. And if you can’t breastfeed because of medical reason that is just fine too, it’s understandable. However, it irritate me to see others that are healthier than me who decided that they don’t want to give their new born baby the best in this world. It will not cost anything and it will same them plenty of money but refuse to do so it. Mother’s are lucky to have this feature, and who we are to play god with our children health, natural is the best these days. Mother’s who think that their figure will get affected when breastfeeding don’t need to have kids, in my opinion. There are plenty of women who wanted to have kids and they will do anything to have one but never had the chance. They are more deserving than the ones I mention previously.

Anyway who am I to judge, I am no body in this world of billions of people. I am however well known in my own household and I’m glad I made the right choice for my children. Please compare your baby formula with the parent’s choice calculator to see the savings or to see the savings between the well known brand and the Parent's choice brand. Some mothers’ also qualify for WIC federally funded program for the low-income women, infants and children. Check the information below.

Experts and the federal government want American mothers to save money by encouraging them to breastfeed. Mothers should breastfeed because it’s the best nutritional option and it makes the most economic sense; it’s free and can save you up to $2,000 a year on formula costs.

WIC, a federal agency that provides food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services to low-income women, infants, and children, has introduced a new food package that encourages breastfeeding. The new program, mandated for all states, reallocates funding for all currently provided foods, including infant formula, baby foods, juices, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you select the breastfeeding package, women will not receive any infant formula. Additionally, women who partially breastfeed or formula feed exclusively will receive 13 percent less formula than was afforded in previous years. This means parents who previously had most of their formula paid for by WIC may now have to purchase regular-formula on their own.

“In the United States there are no generic infant formulas. The truth is all infant formulas are subject to the same regulations governing manufacturing and ingredients as stipulated by the Infant Formula Act,” said Dr. Barbara Levine, Weill Cornell Medical College. “Store-brand infant formulas sold at major retailers are therefore a premium nutritional substitute at a value price and meet the same exacting FDA nutritional requirements as all the major brands. As a nutritionist I know the truth about infant formula: there is no nutritional reason to buy the much more expensive formulas sold by the big pharmaceutical companies. The quality and safety of the manufacturing are also inspected in same way by the FDA.”


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