I breastfeed but if I were to formula feed, I would definitely use Parents Choice formula. I was given Similac at the hospital and have tried supplementing with that (Mols wouldn't drink it), but if I were to make the switch now I would need to get new formula, and I would buy Parents Choice.
I went to the Parent's Choice website and used their savings calculator to determine how much money I would save if I were formula feeding and using Parents Choice formula over the Similac Advance Earlyshield formula.
Here are the results:
If you click on the above picture you can see that I would be saving $509.56 a year by using Parents Choice formula over Similac. What's amazing is that Similac and Parents Choice are basically the same thing! I took this from the FAQ on the Parents Choice Formula site:
Are infant formulas regulated?
Yes, infant formulas are strictly regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure product quality and safety. All infant formulas, by law, must meet or exceed high standards set by the FDA. As a result, no brand of formula is better than another. All formulas sold in the US meet the same rigorous standards to provide complete, balanced nutrition.
Are store brand baby formulas as good as national brand baby formulas?
If you formula feed and use a name brand formula, you should definitely check out the savings calculator to see how much you could be saving by using Parents Choice. You'll be glad you did!
After you check out the site, leave me a comment and let me know how much you could be saving as well! I am interested to know what others could be saving.