Mothers can get free samples of formula from companies that sell formula and other supplies, including Gerber, Similac and Enfamil. These companies have programs, as of fall 2015, that mothers can sign up for that offer free samples, coupons and gifts.
Enfamil has the Family Beginnings program, which provides up to $250 worth of samples. Its website also offers printable certificates that mothers can give to family doctors in exchange for formula samples, but only if the doctor has samples available. Otherwise, mothers can call Enfamil and see if they qualify to have some formula samples sent to them.
Similac has the Strong Moms program for moms to register for up to $329 in benefits including samples, coupons and gifts. Similac makes certain gifts available at different points of the pregnancy, such as a first trimester and third trimester gift pack.
The MyGerber program is similar with occasional samples and coupons. It also offers an online account with information about nutrition, growth and helpful tracking tools.