Formula can be expensive! Even if you plan to exclusively breastfeed, I would recommend signing up just in case.
I want to start off by saying that I am not affiliated with any formula brand. I just wanted to share these freebies because I felt lucky to have come across it and had them handy. So many things you buy with a new baby and when something is offered free to you, you take it!
I just recently remembered about all the samples free formulas you get when you sign up, because I currently have several friends and family who are expecting and shared it with them; and so, I thought it’s be helpful to share with all of you! I loaded up free samples of formula every time I had gotten pregnant. It wasn’t hard to do and it doesn’t take much time.
It’s good to get all you can free as back up- and if you don’t get to use it, you can always give it to someone else who could use it.
I supplemented pumped breastmilk with formula with Olivia because she had trouble latching. She was born almost a month early, so I’m not sure if they attributed to her lack of interest in breastfeeding. Ayla and Esme were both exclusively breastfed, no bottles, until I transitioned them to formula. I had one child who wasn’t interested in feeding on the breast and the other two who only preferred the breast. Nonetheless, I signed up and every year, and I would either gift my samples to a friend or leave it at my pediatrician’s office.
The link below, is for Enfamil:
I’m happy to see that they still have the sign up and free formula samples! Last time I signed up was in 2016!
I don’t know whether or not your family has a history of dairy allergies, but you can email them directly and tell them it runs in your family and if they can send you dairy- free Nutramigen, instead of the regular enfamil. The customer service I came upon was great! It was years ago, but I recall them being warm and helpful!
Nutramigen was the formula we used with Olivia when we found out she was allergic to dairy. Taken from their website:
Nutramigen® with Enflora™ LGG®* Hypoallergenic Formula for Cow’s Milk Allergy
Clinically proven to also reduce colic due to cow’s milk allergy fast—often within 48 hours.
We had started with Similac because that was what the hospital had available to feed in the little bottles at that time.
Here’s the sign up link for Similac –> https://similac.com/formula-coupons-free-samples
We had signed up for samples of Similac because we didn’t know before Olivia was born, that she’d be allergic to dairy (she’s not so allergic she needs an Epipen, but we just try our best to avoid it because it does trigger her eczema) . We signed up for Similac for Ayla and Esme as well, just in case they weren’t allergic.
Below, is the sign-up link for Gerber:
I don’t remember for sure, but I believe they did send a small sample in the mail as well of their formula. You can email Gerber directly and ask them to send you a sample of Goodstart- which is what all the girls used- even Olivia eventually after she turned 1- It wasn’t dairy free, but our pediatrician felt comfortable having us give it to Olivia because the proteins in there somehow makes it easier to digest.
I believe they take about a month to send the formulas to you. I’m not sure which brand, but some even send it to you, even closer to your due date.
I also recommend you to ask at your OBGYN’s office because sometimes, you need to ask for them to give it to you. I think once or twice, I was able to get freebies from there, whether it be formula, bottles, pacifiers or all.
Last time I did this was over 3 years ago, and since then, I’ve seen a lot of new formula brands. Are there any other free formula samples you would like to share with expectant parents that are not on this list? Please share!
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