I am excited to work with Perrigo Nutritionals again. If you remember last time they provided me with some yummy store brand puffs and yogurt drops for Liam. Well this time they have asked me to share some questions, fears and advice I have as a new mom to new moms out there. The Perrigo Nutritionals product, gift card, information, and additional gift card have all been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals, but the questions, fears and advice are my own.
Before I had Liam, my biggest fears were centered around how are we going to manage the time and sleepless nights. How is this going to change our lives? Will I know what to do? What if he doesn’t stop crying? Will I be able to breastfeed? Along with thousands of other questions and fears, but you know what… That moment when you see them for the first time, none of those questions actually matter.
Your life will change, forever, personally I think our lives are more whole with Liam in it. As much as we teach him, he has taught us so much more. I’ve learned to be more patient, gentle and I am also finding less of a need to control everything all the time. That last lesson I am still working on, but it takes time. The fear not not being able to produce enough milk for him is a pretty realistic and possible one. Many women can’t or just do not have the time to pump for their kids and that is okay. I felt that I NEEDED to breastfeed him, and that put a lot of pressure on me emotionally and physically. It wasn’t until my breastfeeding ritual was perfected that I got the first opportunity from Perrigo Nutritionals. I learned a lot about formula in general, but more importantly store brand formula.
A new, nationwide survey of pediatricians looked at the most common questions new moms will ask. 97 percent of pediatricians say feeding is one of the top three categories new moms ask about and more than half (52 percent) of pediatricians say feeding is the number one topic new moms ask about. “Pooping” questions were second (43 percent of respondents). Sleeping was third (41 percent).
The results were based on a nationwide survey of pediatricians conducted by SERMO, the largest online network exclusively for physicians.
What most moms don’t know is that the FDA strictly regulates infant formula to keep little ones safe, so store brand infant formulas, like Walmart’s Parent’s Choice and Target’s Up and Up, are nutritionally comparable to national brands like Enfamil® and Similac® and meet FDA standards. Most importantly, pediatricians agree! According to the “Pulse of Pediatricians” survey, 71 percent of pediatricians believe all infant formulas are basically the same; the brand doesn’t matter. Parents can feel good about using store brand formula and they can even save up to $600 per year; without compromising quality!
Knowing that that option is there for my and my family in the future eases my mind a little. You can check out more information about store brand formulas on the Perrigo Nutritionals Store Brand Formula website, www.storebrandformula.com.There are so many different things I could say about being a new mom, and I know everyone says it, but it really does get better. The first 3-4 months is really hard.. like really really hard. But once you establish a routine (and stick to it) things get a lot easier for you and your baby. I guess that would be my biggest piece of advice for new moms, find a routine that works for your family, and stick to it. You might lose contact with a few of your friends at first, but the ones who really matter will understand and stick by you through the rough times. Some might even make you enchiladas 🙂
Thank you for reading my rant 🙂
Perrigo Nutritionals has offered to give one of my readers a $25 Visa gift card just for being you!
Okay, so how can you win? The contest begins today (Thursday 10/16/14) , and I’m announcing a winner on Thursday, October 23. Mandatory: Leave a comment with your biggest fear as a new mom and share some advice for new moms out there. Good luck, and have a great day!