WIC, has introduced a new food package that encourages breastfeeding. The new program is mandated for all states. By selecting the breastfeeding package, participants will not receive any infant formula. Additionally, women who partially breastfeed or formula feed exclusively will receive 13 percent less formula than in previous years. This means parents who previously had most of their formula paid for by WIC may now have to purchase infant formula on their own.
“In the United States there are no generic infant formulas. The truth is all infant formulas are subject to the same regulations governing manufacturing and ingredients as stipulated by the Infant Formula Act,” said Dr. Barbara Levine, Weill Cornell Medical College. You can visit the baby formula price comparison calculator to calculate your savings between a name brand formula and a generic version such as Parents Choice.
Do your research.
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