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Did you know that generic and brand name formula are very similar and that a pharmaceutical company makes the majority of generic formula?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:51 AM on Mar. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • What's the difference between generic and brand-name infant formulas? All infant formulas sold in the United States must meet the same nutrient standards set by the FDA. Although manufacturers may vary in their formula recipes, the FDA requires that all formulas contain the same nutrient density. Source-


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:52 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • All generic formulas must meet the same strict safety, nutrition, and manufacturing guidelines as the priciest products on the market. So, no, they're not less nutritious. The reason they're less expensive is that the manufacturers of generic formula don't spend millions of dollars on research or on marketing, and they don't give away free samples the way some other formula companies do. They simply sell a product that meets the standards set by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Interestingly, Wyeth Nutrition, a division of an enormous pharmaceutical company, makes the majority of "generic" or store-brand formulas on the market. Before moving in to the generic category, Wyeth Nutrition marketed their own brand-name formula, SMA. Source-


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Yeah. And Luvs diapers are made by Pampers.

    Answer by ArkTech at 12:53 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • yes, its the same stuff, just more expensive and comes in a cooler looking package.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Kinda like an Acura is really a Honda, a Lexus a Toyota and Infiniti a pay for fancy labels :)

    Answer by calliesmommie at 1:59 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

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