Another reason to give breastfeeding a shot!
Reason #3 Formula is expensive.
Sure, it’s free at the hospital and you will get samples in the mail at first, but once you’re paying for it, it adds up quickly! The average baby drinks close to $2,000 worth in the first year – way more if she has an allergy or tummy issue and needs the expensive stuff. Not to mention the bottles, several levels of nipples, increased energy costs from washing, and more! Think about what you could buy with $2,000 (you could get a
Major TLC package and still have plenty left over)! Even if you need to bring in a lactation consultant for help, it’s still significantly cheaper than formula.
And don’t make me pull out my portable soapbox on formula marketing. (Sigh).