Parent's Choice HMO Formula is now available at Walmart. Becoming a Mom for the first time is one of the scariest times of your life. You overthink every decision when it comes to your first baby and you want only the best for your infant. When you have a newborn, friends and family are quick to offer opinions on feeding methods, sleep schedules, and everything in between.
I can remember when I was waiting for Peyton to come home from Guatemala I got so much advice that my head was literally swimming. Whether mom breastfeeds, bottle feeds, or supplements with formula, that is a very personal choice. It is important to empower new moms and make them feel secure in their choices and make them feel like “mom knows best”.
Thirteen years ago when Peyton came home from Guatemala, he was fed a well-known, nationally advertised “name brand” infant formula. My former students called this photo my “hospital moment” and I couldn’t agree more. There is nothing more precious than the first moment you hold your baby and feed him. Peyton was 3 months old and we were at the Marriott in Guatemala City but “this is my hospital moment”.
Once we arrived in the United States and we went to his first doctor appointment, we were handed a different “name brand” canister of infant formula. We asked our pediatrician if one formula brand was better than the other, and he explained to us that no, all formula brands meet the same FDA standards. Choosing an infant formula is a personal preference. All infant formulas sold in the United States provide complete nutrition for a baby’s first year.
So the 2nd question. What is the difference? Brand name recognition. WOW! All you are really paying for is the brand name on the canister. We decided to do some of our own infant formula price and ingredient comparison before selecting a formula for Peyton. After completing that research we opted to go with store name formula which just so happened to be Parent's Choice. This is why I am so passionate about this brand.
If I was sharing one piece of advice with new moms it is that is time flies! Enjoy every single minute. I can remember like yesterday when Peyton came home and now is 13 years old and in the 8th grade. Don't blink because it happens so fast. Take the time to create memories that will last forever. This is why we do the things, take the trips and create the memories. You ONLY get 18 summers with your kids so pack them full of memories to last a lifetime.
This is a photo comparing Peyton from the first day of school on 7th and 8th grade. It is truly unbelievable to me! It all started with the nutrition he received as a baby. That is why I am so excited to share with you a brand new formula option from Parent's Choice! It is now available with HMO for Immunity Support.
So what is HMO Infant Formula?
Currently, more than 100 HMOs have been identified—and one HMO specifically, 2'-FL HMO, is poised to be the next big breakthrough in infant formula, a significant advancement in infant nutrition. 2'-FL is a unique immune-nourishing prebiotic and it's the most abundant HMO in most moms' breast milk that helps establish beneficial bacteria for immune support. The oligosaccharide, 2’-fucosyllactose (2' -FL) is found naturally and is abundant in most mothers' breast milk.
Parent's Choice added 2' -FL HMO to Parent's Choice™ Sensitivity® and Parent's Choice™ Advantage® so they can help your baby's immune system to be more like the immune system of a breastfed baby. So this is why it is important to consider purchasing HMO formula if you are bottle feeding or supplementing.
Parent's Choice™ Sensitivity® Infant Formula and Parent's Choice™ Advantage® Infant Formula feature 2’-FL HMO and are now available exclusively in Walmart stores. The infant formulas feature a blend of nutrients that supports baby's growth and development. Available in two varieties.
- Parent's Choice™ Advantage®: Compare to the Nutrition of Similac PRO-ADVANCE®
- Parent's Choice™ Sensitivity®: Compare to the Nutrition of Similac PRO-SENSITIVE®
- Complete nutrition for baby's first year
- 2'-FL HMO Prebiotic to support immunity
- DHA, Lutein & Vitamin E to support growth
- Non-GMO Ingredients Not Genetically Engineered
It is easy to enter! Simply share your own parenting advice or the best advice you received with a picture using the hashtag #MomsKnowsBest for your chance! And head to your local Walmart to check out the Parent's Choice HMO Formula.
Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum. All opinions are 100% my own.