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Wine with Mallery- Breastfeeding vs Formula

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Wine with Mallery I don’t know about you, but this Wine with Mallery Advent Calendar is loads of fun! Maybe because I am drinking wine every day and am writing this with a slight buzz? Perhaps… that isn’t important though. What is important is the giveaway that is attached to the third day of my Advent Calendar {down there, scroll down, maybe even read the post and watch the video}! Wahoo for free formula!

Wine with Mallery cliff notes for those who can’t watch the video…

Wine with Mallery- La Finca Chardonnay

La Finca Chardonnay {2011}

This is another delicious $3.99 wine from Trader Joe’s! What are the odds that two days in a row we are talking about a yummy wine? The odds are good, so long as we are talking about wines from South America. Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! You will want to serve this 12.5% wine at 43-46 degrees, per the bottle. This is a medium-light bodied white wine, that leans more on the light side. This Chardonnay’s nose is very fruity with a hint of apple in it; it tastes like a mouthful of fruit, and yet doesn’t have a lingering finish.

PS: You have to watch the video to find out what that thing around the wine is.

Wine with Mallery- Store Brand Formula

Breastfeeding vs Formula

Sooooomy sister wants to stop breastfeeding at about 3 weeks; that’s not the end of the world but it will cost her money if she isn’t smart about it. Thank goodness for cost effective store brand formulas! Seriously, store brand formula is about 50% cheaper, without coupons or formula checks, and just as effective as the name brand formulas. Is a name really worth paying a premium for? No way Jose!

I had a Gerber baby until I realized store brand formula is WAY, way cheaper! I was just at Walmart buying formula to stock up for our next baby and saw that it was…. wait for it…. $13.27! I even had a $10 coupon Parent’s Choice mailed to me! I seriously just payed $3.27 for a tub of formula! Squeeeeee! :)

Wine with Mallery- Perrigo Gift Pack Giveaway

Formula Giveaway

One of you lucky ducks are going to win the above bundle! I talked about each of these items in the video. {HINT} Watch the video!

  • One can of Parent’s Choice Premium
  • One can of Up & Up Advantage
  • One copy of Save a Bundle: 50+ Ways to Save Big on Baby Gear
  • Baby bottle drying rack
  • Formula dispenser
  • Bottle brushes

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“The Perrigo Nutritionals product, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals. All opinions, video, pictures and experiences are my own.”

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My name is Mallery and I am a recovering workaholic. I curse like a sailor. I'm a mix of obsessive and awkward. I talk about bowel habits more than I should and I enjoy wine, gaming, and tattoos.

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  1. Samantha Fuller

    Don’t let the guilt of not breast feeding get to you and always bring more formula than you think you are going to need with you.


  2. Amy

    Soap dispenser? I got nothing.
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  3. Christy

    Purple. Ick. I got nothin!
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  4. Ashlee

    Make your husband wash all those bottles!


  5. Adelina Priddis

    pre-measure the formula into bottles for on the go, but leave the water until you’re ready to feed. You avoid bringing unnecessary bottle coolers, and worrying about temperature of the milk. You can find water almost everywhere. Or bring bottles of water with you as well to fill the baby bottle.
    Adelina Priddis recently posted..BabbaBox from BabbaCo: Activity Box for Kids {2012 Holiday Gift Guide}My Profile


  6. mel

    I am a proud formula feeder or was! Love to win this for my girlfriend who just had a baby! I used to pre measure all the formula before I went out for the day.
    mel recently posted..Baby Gund Lolly Giraffe for the holiday season!My Profile


  7. Leila

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you! I’m expecting #3 in March and while I hope to bf, it doesn’t tend to last long – my record? 4 months and then formula fed. And I see nothing wrong with it! :)
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  8. Ronni Keller

    I’m waaaaay past breast feeding but I’m still down for wine drinking. I’ve actually bought the same bottle from our local store. Kinda surprised it was pretty good for $3.99!
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    Mallery Reply:

    I should probably stop being surprised that a 4 buck chuck can be good!


  9. Paula Schuck

    Well, we adopted so formula as it.
    Paula Schuck recently posted..Brands I Love, Chores I Hate and #FinishTradeIn FreebieMy Profile


  10. Michelle

    So glad my days of formula making are over! I was counting down the days to my little one’s 1st birthday :) Now a little over 2 months later, I’m ready to toss the sippy cup totally! My biggest tip would definitely be utilizing the pre-packaged formula for on the go. I’d typically make my bottles the night before for daycare and the morning feeding to make our mornings go smoother.
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  11. Jamie

    Don’t ever let anyone make you feel guilty for not nursing.


  12. Ashley H

    Stay calm and breathe!


  13. Sonya Morris

    Carry bottle water and have powdered formula already measured when going out.


  14. Kathleen Kennedy-Leon

    I think that the premade ready to go is easy to use when out–no fuss no muss!


  15. Ashley Lavoie

    You don’t need to warm bottles. We give our daughter room temperature bottled water and it was perfect, she was even fine with cold water, it definitely helps you be able to do morè if you dont have to worry about how your going to warm up a bottle. :)


  16. Ashley Lavoie

    I used the wrong email address in the previous comment sorry


  17. Ashley Lavoie

    Sorry again!


  18. Priscilla Benavides

    Use coupons and buy in value sizes!


  19. Tiffany

    I purchase in bulk online and save money that way!
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  20. Mallery Schuplin

    I give you some pretty easy lay-ups. :)
    Mallery Schuplin recently posted..Wine with Mallery- Lactation Cookies, Deo Perfume Candy & More!My Profile


  21. Holly Marie

    Bring a bottle with formula in it so you can add water if need be- and always bring more than you think you need. Always!
    Holly Marie recently posted..Believe There is Good in the WorldMy Profile


  22. Sarah

    enjoy the cuddle time with your new baby rw you are feeding then. also make sure you sign up at all the different companies for coupons.


  23. SAra G

    Never stop trying! With my three children, not every “formula” was fit for all of them. They each had their issues. It is trial and error knowing that they can only speak to you with their cries, so listen, with patience. There are many options to choose from, it can be tiring and tricky at first, but once you find a good fit, it will all work out in the end. Avoiding getting worked up with help (talking with other moms is a great help too!)


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