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Is generic formula as good as name brand formula?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes and no

The brands do the research and stay ahead of the market with improvements.
The store brands are often simple knockoffs mostly made by one source but relabeled to meet the stores request.These often get their component from the lowest bidder,but all comply with the minimum requirements of the FDA.You end up paying to support research & advertising.Your kid may or may not have a better outcome

In brief: Yes and no

The brands do the research and stay ahead of the market with improvements.
The store brands are often simple knockoffs mostly made by one source but relabeled to meet the stores request.These often get their component from the lowest bidder,but all comply with the minimum requirements of the FDA.You end up paying to support research & advertising.Your kid may or may not have a better outcome
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The nutritional value of formulas in america are standardized, so they have similar amounts of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
There are, however, different sources for the ingredients. For example, some formulas use cow milk protein, while others use soy protein. The type of sugar in the formula may be different also. Infant formulas generally have 20 calories per ounce.

In brief: Yes

The nutritional value of formulas in america are standardized, so they have similar amounts of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
There are, however, different sources for the ingredients. For example, some formulas use cow milk protein, while others use soy protein. The type of sugar in the formula may be different also. Infant formulas generally have 20 calories per ounce.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics

In brief: No

In theory it is probably as good although quality control is a very important issue since babies are exclusively formula fed for the first six months.
Any reduction in essential elements can lead to deficiencies in the baby and their consequences. Therefore i recommend only the brand name formula with which I have extensive experience.

In brief: No

In theory it is probably as good although quality control is a very important issue since babies are exclusively formula fed for the first six months.
Any reduction in essential elements can lead to deficiencies in the baby and their consequences. Therefore i recommend only the brand name formula with which I have extensive experience.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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