*This post is sponsored by Member’s Mark® Advantage® Infant Formula and we stand by this product.
A few weeks ago I went to visit my cousin who just got home from the hospital with her new baby boy. As we visited, I asked how she was feeling, how sleepless the nights were, and how breastfeeding was going.
She got tears in her eyes and told me that she just couldn’t breastfeed; her milk supply was nearly non-existent and had been when her older son was a baby as well. She had exhausted herself to complete burnout trying, but the milk supply was never enough and her son cried and cried and was never full. Breast just wasn’t best in her case.
The mom-shaming she felt from other women, breastfeeding advocates especially was crushing.
No mom who is doing her best to love and care for her baby should never come away feeling crushed, especially by other mothers.
Let’s stop the mom-shaming and spread the love.
The truth is, there are women out there who would love to breastfeed, but for some reason or another, can’t. As a community of mothers, let’s simply spread the love and support instead of shaming each other on the way we choose to feed our babies.
When I had my twin girls, I desperately wanted to be able to breastfeed them. Four weeks in however, I was near collapse. I was literally feeding these babies all day long and they were still never satisfied! Plus, I had a very energetic 2-year-old to chase after as well.
I made the choice to supplement breastfeeding with formula and I don’t regret it for a second. I got special bonding time with my twins, my husband got special bonding time with them when it was his turn to feed, and the entire household was much happier.
Since formula expenses can add up to a semester at college, we quickly discovered Member’s Mark® Advantage® Infant Formula at Sam’s Club. I came to realize there were six wonderful reasons to supplement breast feeding with formula! I especially needed #4.
Here are the top four reasons I chose Member’s Mark® Advantage® Infant Formula with my twins back then, and why I still choose it for my baby today.
1. Nutritional Benefits
When it comes to infant nutrition, Member’s Mark Infant Formula has a unique blend of DHA, lutein, and vitamin E that support growth and development of your baby’s brain and eyes. It’s a milk-based formula that gives your baby everything they need during the first year. Plus, it contains dual prebiotics, which help support your baby’s delicate immune system.
Members Mark Formula has complete nutrition for your baby’s first year.
2. It’s Cost Effective
Feeding my twins other name-brand formulas was financially out of the question. I think that would’ve broken our bank account. But Member’s Mark® Advantage® Infant Formula gives your baby the exact quality as Similac or Enfamil (even better in my opinion) at half the cost!
Try this online Formula Savings Calculator that compares Member’s Mark infant formula to national brands, and find out how much you could save!
3. Mom is happy, baby is happy, the whole family is happy.
I choose to supplement breast feeding with formula because with five kids, it reduces a lot of stress. It gives my little ones a chance to play mommy and help feed the baby while I cook dinner. Mom is happy, kids are happy, and most importantly, baby is happy.
4. There’s a formula for every baby.
Member’s Mark® Advantage® Infant Formula comes in multiple varieties to suit your baby’s unique nutritional needs.
Member’s Mark Infant Formula, Gentle
If you have a baby who is prone to fussiness, gas and crying, Member’s Mark Gentle Infant Formula can help. It’s a special milk-based formula with easy-to-digest proteins. Member’s Mark Gentle is formulated with a unique blend of nutrients that support your baby’s brain development.
Member’s Mark Infant Formula, Infant
When it comes to your infant’s nutrition, count on Member’s Mark Infant Formula. It has a unique blend of nutrients that support your baby’s brain development. Plus, it contains dual prebiotics, which help support your baby’s delicate immune system.
Member’s Mark Infant Formula, Sensitivity
Do you have a baby with a sensitive tummy?
If so, Member’s Mark Sensitivity Infant Formula could be just the right formula. It’s specially formulated for babies who are prone to fussiness and gas due to lactose sensitivity. Plus, Member’s Mark Sensitivity has a unique blend of DHA, lutein, and vitamin E, which supports growth and development of your baby’s brain and eyes.
We are all a community of parents, loving our kids the best we can, and trying each day to give them every joy in life. The way we choose to feed our babies–breast or formula–shouldn’t matter. Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience, but it just doesn’t work out for some women. A mom should never feel shamed by other moms because of that.
Lets let the love flow and stop the breast battle. Let’s respect each other’s personal choices.
Besides, there are more important things to worry about, like potty training, and first kisses, and driver’s licenses…yikes!
You can try Member’s Mark® Advantage® Infant Formula at a Sam’s Club near you!
*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Member’s Mark® Advantage® Infant Formula.