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July 12th, 2012, 04:26 AM
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What is the approximate cost of formula every month?

I am breastfeeding which is obviously free, but I am paying to rent a hospital grade pump and I am curious to know how that compares to formula cost.
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July 12th, 2012, 04:50 AM
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The cost probably depends on how much an individual baby eats and the brand of formula used.

For us, we spend about $70/month, going through this in two weeks:
Walmart.com: Enfamil - Premium Powder Infant Formula Refill, 35 oz.: Feeding
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July 12th, 2012, 04:56 AM
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That's pretty good. The pump costs $75/month. I will be paying for it with pre-tax dollars, so I don't know what kind of savings I get there. Looks like it's fairly comparable though.
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July 12th, 2012, 07:06 AM
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We got the Similac premade 8oz bottles in a box which was about $45 to $50 (I think) - this was when I was supplementing

We're too lazy to make the milk - so we buy the premade - you have to refrigerate the leftover oz's and use in 48 hours. Shouldn't be a problem considering how much our LO's eat nowadays...
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July 12th, 2012, 07:45 AM
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Wow that's expensive! Can you buy a pump Shadeauxe? A good pump is expensive but you would spend that much renting it in under 4 months so it might be better?
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July 12th, 2012, 08:01 AM
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You can find an Ameda Purely Yours on CL for around $100 I've seen. All you have to do is buy new tubing and valves which is around $25. Plus you get extra flanges in the pack It's comparable to the Medela hospital pumps. I've used both.
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July 12th, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Well, the Medela pump that I am renting is over $1000 to buy new. It works well. I also own a pump in style advanced from when my son was born, but it never pumped much. I attribute my pumping success with this baby to the hospital pump. Since I will be pumping 3x/day at work, 5 days a week, I want one that's efficient and speedy. Since this one is working so well, I hate to try and mess with finding another one.
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July 12th, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Holy cow!!! Does it wash your car and double as a telephone too??
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July 12th, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Holy cow!!! Does it wash your car and double as a telephone too??
You would think so. It could probably dry off a grape, slowly, using one of the tubes.
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July 12th, 2012, 01:51 PM
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We spend about $70 per month but we seem to get a lot of coupons for the stuff from the grocery/friends so perhaps closer to $60 per month.
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July 13th, 2012, 06:23 AM
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Same, about $70-80 a month. I exclusively formula feed.
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July 13th, 2012, 06:30 AM
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This is a great pump and much cheaper per month. Hygeia Breast Pump Products and Accessories - EnDeare? Breast Pump Rental Program

This is the one they use at south shore hospital in Weymouth.
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July 13th, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Nothing :duck: Olivia is still technically a ward of the state, so she receives WIC. She has to drink the ultra expensive formula because of her tummy issues, or else I wouldn't bother with the WIC stuff and just buy it myself. If I was paying, it would be close to $150/month!
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July 13th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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The pump costs less than what I spend a month on formula. These 2 hoover-like formula snobs are quite costly. I don't think too hard about what we spend since it's a necessity or my head would spin into orbit.
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