This year, I joined forces with Similac to help give a voice to the large number of Moms (like myself) who formula feed their babies, either through necessity or by choice.
I shared our story and my passion for supporting ALL Moms and the feeding choices they make for their babies because I whole-heartedly believe we are all just doing the best we can.
The conversation of bottle vs. breast feeding is often a hot topic that can at times be riddled with guilt and judgement, and it really does not have to be.
I chose to work with Similac not only because we have used their formula but because when I met with them back in May, I was impressed with their message of supporting both formula and breast feeding alike.
There is a misperception that formula companies are trying to sway Moms from breastfeeding when that could not be further from the truth. Similac provides breastfeeding tips and advice as well as produce a special formula for Moms who chose to supplement their breastfeeding.
It’s not about one or the other. It’s about feeding our babies- period. the. end– and having a reliable brand to support our choices either way.
As a proud Mom of three, it has been a true honor to have partnered with a brand that has been feeding millions of babies for nearly 90 years and will continue to do so for many years to come.
I hope that through this partnership, I possibly comforted someone struggling with the un-necessary guilt that can sometimes come with the choice to formula feed and perhaps even in some small way changed the conversation and judgements around feeding our newborns.
Heritage By Numbers
- 1925: Similac introduces its first milk-based infant formula
- 1951: Similac introduces concentrated liquid infant formula in the U.S., the first infant formula available in a form other than powder in the U.S.
- 1959: Similac introduces the first iron-fortified formula in the U.S.
- 1978: Similac introduces the first iron-fortified formula for premature and low-birth-weight infants
- 1994: Similac introduces the first formula in the U.S. specially designed for premature babies after hospital discharge
- 2006: Similac introduces the first certified USDA organic infant formula by a major formula brand
- 2008: Similac introduces the first formula that included a blend of prebiotics, nucleotides and carotenoids found in breast milk
- 2013: Similac introduces its first formula with partially broken-down protein for easy digestion in babies with feeding issues
- 2013: Similac introduces the first infant formula designed for breastfeeding moms who choose to supplement