When I was pregnant with my each one of my children, I knew from the beginning that I was planning on breastfeeding my babies. Breastfeeding was a personal preference and I realize that not everyone wants to or can breastfeed their baby. I am the type of person who urges new mom’s to try breastfeeding your baby if you are willing to try it. I also understand that if you don’t want to attempt breastfeeding your baby that it is ultimately your baby and your choice. When I was walking down the baby isle at the store while grabbing some more diapers for my son, I decided to look at the formula section. After seeing all of the choices and varieties of formula on the store shelf I immediately became overwhelmed. If I had to choose formula for one of my children, I wouldn’t know where to begin or what formula that I should choose.
Disclosure: This post is for informational purposes only. The opinions reflected in this post are my own. Please contact your child’s pediatrician if you have any questions about the type of formula that you should use for your baby.
I remember vaguely that my mother had to use some formula when my twin sister’s were babies. She breastfed them for a few months and decided to switch over to formula. I didn’t ever pay attention when she made her decision on what kind of formula to purchase; in fact, I was still a teenager at the time and that didn’t matter to me. When I was looking all of the formula selections at the store I decided to see what types of formula was available on the market. Here is what I found: