Friday, October 23, 2009
just a thought...
you know i was thinking the other day about the cost difference between nursing a baby & formula. ok you might be thinking breast milk is free as i did once, but wait just a minute. Between eating a little more while nursing (doesn't cost that much i know), the lanolin, the nursing pads (i use lily pads btw which are WONDERFUL but cost about $23.00ish), buying a pump (thankfully someone gave me one as a baby gift), the mommy milk storage bags (someone also gave me 300 of them so i haven't had to buy any yet) and all the time you put into feeding & pumping, i just wonder what the cost difference really is. I love nursing don't get me wrong! there is this bond between you and your baby that is indescribable, and i wouldn't change a minute of it, BUT i can't help but think would formula be easier? i plan on nursing as long as possible (my goal is a year so that he can go straight to whole milk). just curious about your thoughts...if you have any.