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How much does formula cost a month?

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bumperlicious Fri 27-Jul-07 21:35:13

Just wondering. Am thinking that I might work out how much I am saving by breastfeeding and treat myself to a little something to make up for the pain and feeling like a bloody milking machine! Maybe some shoes so I can be a glamourous milking machine!

I know that I am probably equalling it out anyway by the time I factoring the glider chair that I bought and the copious amounts that I am eating, but it's all about psychology here, I need to give myself an incentive to keep on

faireymoo Fri 27-Jul-07 21:38:40

Depends on age but my lovely dd 6mths I go through about a box and a bit a week - which is about six english pounds per box - she was going through more a few weeks ago but have started solids so slowing down a bit - eat choclate and keep feeding;o)

mummytosteven Fri 27-Jul-07 21:39:05

about 30 quid a month these days?

lissie Fri 27-Jul-07 21:39:50

closer to 40 i'd say. maybe even 50...

MrsBadger Fri 27-Jul-07 21:41:21

well, if you buy it the most expensive way in little ready-to-use cartons, it's 50p-ish per 200ml carton, so pay yourself 50p a feed and see how it stacks up...

can we help you choose the shoes?

bumperlicious Fri 27-Jul-07 21:42:25

Oooh, £50, just enough for the gorgeous shoes I've seen in Faith...

Nemo2007 Fri 27-Jul-07 21:43:46

ermm we pay out around £18-21 a month on formula.

lissie Fri 27-Jul-07 21:45:09

a pair of shoes from faith.
2 dresses in the monsoon sale.
a fab haircut.
one of these on alternate months.

cylon Fri 27-Jul-07 21:45:48

well, ten years ago, it cost me 6.59 a tin. a tin lasted me a week. so that would be 30 a month.
but that was ten years ago..

faireymoo Fri 27-Jul-07 21:48:34

Go for the shoes I would - think how fab you'll feel

oooggs Fri 27-Jul-07 21:52:06

900g in box = £6.96

a scoop is 4.6g so 196 scoops in a box
currently on 7floz bottles so box makes 28 bottles

6 bottles a day, 42 bottles a week, & 182 a month

182 divided by 28 = 6.5 box a month x £6.96 = £45.24

now double that as I have 17 week old dts

£90.48 a month on formula

don't want to get into a debate, I am already I don't breastfeed, but with a 3.6 yo I couldn't manage on my own.

mummymagic Fri 27-Jul-07 21:53:47

More like £25 a month on formula.

But def go for the incentive - yes, you do deserve it.

Nemo2007 Fri 27-Jul-07 21:58:09

Actually DD2 doesnt take as much milk as she should and DD1 was on special formula for her reflux which will be why ours is low.

bumperlicious Fri 27-Jul-07 21:59:06

well oooggs, with two little ones on your own you deserve a treat anyway

octo Fri 27-Jul-07 21:59:51

Oooggs - goodness me! That is alot of milk!

Do you know I spend more money on cows milk than petrol each month - we go through 6 pints a day - 42 pints a week - 18 of which we get delivered - to support local milkman but in reality it is costing me fortune! About £80 a month - then although bf at the moment ff will eventually take over and will have to pay for that aswell!

oooggs Fri 27-Jul-07 22:01:11

I am not on my 'own' but dh works shifts so I am on my 'own' alot with the children and couldn't cope with bfing and looking after ds1. Sorry if I misled you

oooggs Fri 27-Jul-07 22:01:59

wow octo - your boys don't half guzzle then

Nemo2007 Fri 27-Jul-07 22:02:50

octo can empathise on the cows milk, we go through a 6 pint a day too between ds[3] and dd1[19m]

bumperlicious Fri 27-Jul-07 22:04:16

I see what you mean oooggs. Still, same thing holds true AFAIK!

octo Fri 27-Jul-07 22:04:58

Didn't think it was misleading at all - I often feel like am on my own esp in holidays when dh at work all day and have all of them to deal with. I know this is normal life but am sure lots of people feel the same.

octo Fri 27-Jul-07 22:06:07

I am tryng to reduce the amount of milk they drink - but I drink atleast a pint or two a day aswell!

oooggs Fri 27-Jul-07 22:06:39

thanks octo milk is good for them, better than fizzy!

octo Fri 27-Jul-07 22:08:14

Luckily they don't like fizzy stuff - mostly milk, strawberry milkshake, hot choclate, water and fresh juice.

octo Fri 27-Jul-07 22:09:10

Oh and the occasional (((whispers))) fruitshoot at softplay

daisyandbabybootoo Fri 27-Jul-07 22:09:36

bumper if you go for the average here of £30 a month, given that your DD is nearly 6 weeks that's £45 in the milk bank already

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