I’ve been out of the deal loop for a few days as my daughter had surgery, but is now recovering at home. It is a bit ironic that I recently wrote about breast milk vs. infant formula, and how I did not breastfed my twin daughters. I wished store brand formula which is now sold at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, and Babies “R” Us would have been available to me years ago to save 50% off the price of name-brand baby formulas such as Similac, Enfamil and Good Start.
Available exclusively at Walmart, special cans of the store brand Parent’s Choice Infant Formula are currently on sale for only $5.00. Parents have the choice of Parent’s Choice Milk Infant Formula in a 15.5 oz (440 gram) can and/or Parent’s Choice Gentle Infant Formula for babies with fussiness or gas in a special 12.9 oz (366 gram) can.
All infant formulas marketed in the United States are subject to the same FDA standards, so you can be assured that even store brand formula meets minimum and maximum nutrient specifications.
If you are currently receiving formula paid for by the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, there have been new changes in the WIC program which may reduce infant-formula subsidies. So you may want to check into your eligibility and stock up during Walmart’s sale.
If you are not familiar with the WIC program, visit the USDA website for more information and to apply for assistance.
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.