Win It! Perrigo Nutritionals Formula Prize Pack Review and Giveaway

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Disclosure:   The Perrigo Nutritionals product, information and two gift packs have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals. 

It's taking some time adjusting to life with two little ones.  Now that my husband's back at work, it's time for me to start thinking about my workforce plans even if they aren't for a few months.  Heading back to work with Cohen was hard.  I exclusively pumped for six months but with being a teacher, it's unfortunately hard to find time and privacy to pump and store my milk.  We then switched between formula and breast milk to help him adjust before we went cold turkey with just formula.  But with the cost of diapers, wipes, childcare and now formula -- this kid was getting expensive!  Like any mom, however, I wanted what was best for my little guy and that usually meant paying an arm and a leg for name brand formula. 

They say with your second child you tend to loosen up because you've already gone through the process once before.  I'm currently pumping again for Lola but there are some nights where I just don't have the energy to get out the mess of the pump and such nor can I keep my eyes open.  But the thought of expensive formula makes me cringe.  I want to be able to stay home for a bit but if I switch Lola to formula, I'll be back to work in a matter of weeks because the cost of the name brand formulas alone will be a huge cramp in the budget.  When I was asked if I'd review store brand formula from Perrigo Nutritionals I was super hesitant.

 How can a store brand offer the same at the national brand formula?  Surely it cant, right?
 I actually compared the ingredients of both containers - Perrigo Nutritionals store brand and the national brand.  Both cans had basically the exact same ingredients no doubt about it!  One may have had a little bit more of a certain ingredient than the other but overall the comparison was basically identical.  Perrigo Nutritionals formulas are comparable to Similac, Gerber and Enfamil but are just about half the cost as those name brands.  They also offer different types of formula, including soy based and milk based, so you are sure to find the right kind for your baby.

Still, I was a little leery.  What new mom isn't?  Then I started reading the facts on Perrigo Nutritionals formulas and was absolutely blown about by what I learned!

Did you know...
--Many moms are not aware that they can save up to 50 percent on infant formula by choosing a store brand over a national brand

-- Store Brand Formula is nutritionally comparable to the national brands, yet are typically up to half the price, and can save you about $600 a year

--Perrigo Nutritionals is the largest supplier of Store Brand Infant Formula and nutrition products in the world and one of only four companies recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for meeting the strict FDA requirements for safety, nutrition and quality for infant formula-manufacturing in the United States.
--According to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive, 75 percent of American moms plan to return to work after they have their baby.

--Of those moms returning to work, 42 percent attribute their stress to feeding their baby.

Perrigo Nutritionals formulas offer the same nutrition and quality as the national brands and follow the same safety regulations that are mandated by federal legislation like any other formula company.  Plus you can find them at any of your local retailers like Target or Wal-Mart.

Check out Perrigo Nutritionals' website fore more information!  

  We all want what is best for our babies and we are already a worrying mess when we head back to work.  So the last thing we want to have to worry about is making sure they are getting not only the nutrition that they need but also good, quality care..  I remember when I went back to work after Cohen, I felt guilty that I couldn't stay home with him.  As much as I would love to be a stay at home mom, that is not in our plans right now.  But these five tips from Michelle LaRowe, author of "Working Moms 411" have made the thought of returning back to work much easier -- and they make perfect sense.

Five Return to Work Tips from Michelle LaRowe, author of “Working Moms 411”:

1.  If you don’t have quality childcare, you won’t be able to focus on anything else.  
Whether you choose a nanny, enroll your child in daycare or have a family member provide care, if you’re not confident your child is safe and being well cared for, you won’t be able to get any work done.

2.  A momtourage is a necessity. 
 Now is the time to find out the people, places and things that can make your life easier. Whether it outsourcing the pet walking or ordering your groceries online, figure out who and what you can count on to give you more time in your day to spend with your family.

3.  If you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of anyone else.
 Set your alarm to get up 15 minutes before everyone else to have your cup of coffee in peace. If you can't hit the gym, take a brisk walk during your lunch break.  If you aren’t meeting your own needs, you won’t be able to meet the needs of others.

4. You’ll need to adjust your expectations. 
Sure, you can do it all and have it all if you’re willing to refine what that means. You’re too tired to prepare a home cooked meal every night. Consider starting an office meal swap. Make double of a meal one night per week, have a coworker do the same things and switch and get two meals for the trouble of one.

5. Guilt is mommyversal.  
Don’t let anyone fool you. Whether you are a working mom, stay at home mom or work from home mom, guilt is mommyversal. Just because you feel guilty doesn’t mean you are guilty. If you’ve made the right choice for your family do yourself and your baby a favor: let go of the guilt.

Make the formula transition easy on yourself and your pocket.  Perrigo Nutritionals offers store brand formula that is comparable to the national brands but at half the cost.  Your baby is getting the same nutrients but you aren't breaking the bank because of the cost.  Put your mind at ease and give yourself one less thing to worry about as you return back to work.  Perrigo Nutritionals has you and your family covered.

Win It!
--One (1) lucky winner will win a prize pack including two cans of Store Brand Formula from Perrigo Nutrtionals, a copy of parenting expert Michelle LaRowe’s new book, “Working Moms 411,” and a daily planner to help keep you organized.  Open to US residents only.  Check out the Rafflecopter below to enter.


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