Jan 25, 2007

Breastfeeding Tyler - Update #2

Breastfeeding really has been easier this time around, but like last time, I'm not absolutely sure it's going to be that much cheaper than formula feeding. Here's the tally so far:

$100 - consultation with Ellen Steinberg
$60 - new nursing tops
$25 - new nursing bras
$175 - More Milk Special Blend to boost my supply
$40 - My Brest Friend nursing pillow

Total: $400

Within the next couple of weeks, I expect to add to the total by buying some lanolin and nursing pads, which I'm running low on.

For the record, I'm excluding things like bottles from the total tab, since I would have to buy those even if I were formula feeding. Also, I realize that new tops and even the bras weren't absolutely necessary, but I want to make this as comfortable for myself as I can since it's hard enough already. But now that I seem to have most of what I need, I'll try to keep the total under $600 (I would shoot for $500, but the Special Blend is pretty expensive - it's worth it, though!).

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