I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition and Playtex Baby to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition nor Playtex Baby. For questions about Enfamil NeuroPro, you can contact Mead Johnson Nutrition at 1-800-BABY-123 (1-800-222-9123). For questions about Nurser bottles with Drop-Ins liners, you can contact Playtex Baby at 1-888-310-4290.
I am a huge advocate for breastfeeding moms and babies. I have now nursed 7 babies and am still in the trenches of breastfeeding. In my opinion, there is nothing that creates a bond between mother and baby quite like breastfeeding.
With that said, I know there are times when breastfeeding does not come naturally to moms or life happens and they find themselves needing to supplement for one reason or another. This has been my story lately and it has been a struggle, to be honest.
I was the mom who said I would never use formula and my babies didn’t need bottles. I was their personal pacifier! I still feel like that with my youngest baby, who still nurses around the clock. However, recently I found out that I likely need a minor surgery and will need to be asleep for it. I have put it off for awhile, because I was pregnant and then newly breastfeeding. But now that my baby is 6 months old, I can’t keep pushing it off.
This pains me, in more ways than one, to be honest. I cried, more than once. But then I got to business. I did my research, as I always do, and was pleasantly surprised to find Enfamil NeuroPro™ formula, which has a fat-protein blend of MFGM and DHA, previously only found in breast milk*. Enfamil NeuroPro™ is the first formula that has an MFGM & DHA blend for brain-building benefits similar to those of breast milk**.
MFGM (which stands for Milk Fat Globule Membrane) is a component found in breast milk that helps support cognitive development by containing lipids that are important for brain structure and function. After decades of research on breast milk, Enfamil has developed a formula that has MFGM added as an ingredient, which supports a baby’s brain development similar to the way breast milk does**.
I cannot tell you how much relief this gave me when I found out. My baby will still be receiving important nutrition that she needs for proper brain growth and development. I know how crucial it is to support cognitive development in babies so they learn, acquire knowledge and interact with their environment at the proper stages.
As a busy mom, I can’t always get to the store…well, let’s be honest…I don’t always want to bring 7 kids to the store. So, I purchased my Enfamil NeuroPro™ and Playtex Baby™ Nurser Bottles with Drop-Ins® Liners online at WalMart and was able to pick it up curbside. So convenient for me!
I chose the Playtex Nursers with Drop-Ins® Liners because I obviously wanted a bottle that helped facilitate easy switching between breast and bottle. Playtex Nursers with Drop-Ins are closer to natural breastfeeding than other bottle systems.
I am slowly transitioning my baby, and am thankful that I found the right combination for us. I feel comfortable knowing that when I need to go in for the procedure, my baby will still have the nutrition that she needs. And, in the future, I know I always have something to fall back on when I need it. I can’t tell you how reassuring that is for a busy mom!
While supplies last, moms can purchase Enfamil® NeuroPro and Nurser with Drop-Ins® Liners at Walmart and save up to $6.50 with Ibotta. To redeem the offer, download the Ibotta app, scan your receipt with both items, and save! You can also join Enfamil Family Beginnings(R) for up to $400 in gifts* and a chance to win a $25,000 Scholarship for your baby!
Visit enfamil.com/enrollment to join and request a free sample.
*benefits may vary
For more Enfamil information, visit enfamil.com or call 1-800-BABY-123 (1-800-222-9123).
*In amounts supported by clinical research. As measured by Bayley cognitive scores.
**As measured by Bayley-III cognitive score at 12 months in a different formula with MFGM added as an ingredient.
This is sponsored by Enfamil® Neuro Pro and Playtex Baby™ Nurser with Drop-Ins® Liners.
Tiff|SpectrumSenseForMomsJuly 17, 2018 at 12:50 pm
Such a helpful post! I wish I would have had this back during the transition phase. I had to supplement with both of my boys, despite all my pumping efforts. This formula sounds like the perfect nutritious replacement! And kudos to you for nursing 7 babies…wow!!!
JordanJuly 25, 2018 at 8:51 am
This is really good information! With my first baby I kept getting mastitis, but I was so determined to keep nursing that I ended up making us both miserable. Once we started supplementing, even though I cried for days, I realized I was so much happier and was able to make our bonding time a more positive experience. We used Enfamil Gentlease and loved it, but I will definitely look into this one! Baby boy is due in just a few weeks 🙂
CaylaJuly 25, 2018 at 8:11 pm
This is such a helpful post, especially for new mamas! I’m so impressed that you’ve nursed 7 babies- superwoman! We currently use Enfamil Neuropro as well, and love it!