Both of our children were born with a Milk Soy Protein Intolerance (MSPI). This means that their little tummies cannot tolerate any kind of dairy products or soy protein products (i.e. soy flour, soy milk, etc.). Our son spent the first 9 weeks of his life screaming while we struggled to find out what could be wrong. Our baby girl didn't have quite as hard of a time but we still struggled until we learned that her sensitivity is even greater than his was.
We were able to put our son on the Nutramigen formula, which if you know anything about it, you know that it's over $25 a can! Thankfully, I have been able to continue nursing our little girl by cutting all dairy and soy products from my diet (no cheese, no ice cream, no store bought baked goods, very few sauces and dressings, no fried foods, and I could keep going). With her intolerance being even greater than Bubba's, she can't tolerate the Nutramigen formula and would need Neocate. I thought $25 a can was bad with the Nutramigen but $50 a can with Neocate is even worse!
All that to say that while my son was on Nutramigen, the coupons that we received from Enfamil were a live-saver. Even if your child doesn't have to be on the special sensitive formulas, the cost of formula feeding adds up so quickly! I would recommend availing yourself of Enfamil's program! You'll receive in the mail periodic formula checks in increments of $1 to $11. You'll also get coupons for other baby related products such as baby food and eating utensils. Similac and Good Start have similar offers as well.
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