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Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 02:01 PM
posted by mrscaz

I nursed all three of my boys for the first 6 months then incorporated the formula to satisfy the need for constant feeding while growing constantly out of their britches. Because I chose to breastfeed, I was able to save money, apply convenience because it is always accessible, comforting for the baby and very healthy for the mother mentally and physically. I believe the economic benefit of breastfeeding would be for the social services and assistance programs such as WIC (Women Infants & Children Program) and the EBT Food Stamp Program by decreasing the amount spent on formula and allow those funds to be spent on food for the mom to keep up a healthy milk supply for an ever-growing infant when ready to feed.

Now it has been a few years since I have had to buy formula but the last that I checked the cost is now upwards of $18-$40 a can depending on the digestive system and allergies of the little ones and that probably lasts about a week or so… so multiply the purchase of one at the common price of $28 and 48 weeks for the first year which will total $1,344. That’s a lot of money for some. Breastfeeding will allow that money to return to bills, healthy food for family, car payment?
In addition to raising their immunity and increase of mothers serotonin levels, you may be eliminating some expensive doctor, hospital and medication costs given the fact breast milk contains antibodies that formula just can’t provide.
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