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how much a week do we have by bf ?

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kittenbaby Tue 14-Aug-07 21:34:36

just so i can justify going on a little shopping trip tomorrow lol !!!

kittenbaby Tue 14-Aug-07 21:35:00


determination Tue 14-Aug-07 21:37:43

I would have no idea.. i think its about £6 for a tin of Formula, but have no idea how many tins per week would be used.

Hopefully someone will give you answers soon.

Happy Shopping

GreebosWhiskers Tue 14-Aug-07 21:48:06

When dd3 was ff as a newborn I was going through 1 1/2 to 2 tins a week as often she'd take just a few oz of a 5oz bottle then decide she wanted more about 2 hours later I reckon it could be about £8-10 a week. Thank God ds likes his mummy's milk!

kittenbaby Tue 14-Aug-07 22:07:25

wow 10 quid week thats 70 quid saving already ! and thats on tins ? wonder how much it would cost only using ready to feed formula ?

chocolatefudgecake Tue 14-Aug-07 22:08:58

breastfeeding saves you £500 in first 6 months of baby's life
that's a lot of clothes and handbags

TheQueenOfQuotes Tue 14-Aug-07 22:09:32

I spend £6.38 a week on tins (did with DS2 too).

chocolatefudgecake Tue 14-Aug-07 22:12:48

remember it's not just the cost of formula, it's the bottles, teats, sterilisers, electricity to boil the kettle etc etc

scienceteacher Tue 14-Aug-07 22:13:47

When I was bf, I easily spent an extra tenner on food. I virtually inhaled the stuff!

uberalicelongbottom Tue 14-Aug-07 22:15:01

Yes, but bf babies shit more.

TheQueenOfQuotes Tue 14-Aug-07 22:17:40

do they??? DS1 (BF) was a once a week baby, DS2 - bottlefed - can't remember but reasonably regular........DS3 mix-fed 3 times a day (mind you he doesn't do massive up the back ones so we save on clothes washing )

Elsbells Wed 15-Aug-07 08:36:57

I wish I had your luck Kittenbaby as BF has been hard for me and EXPENSIVE - £ for cabs to and from BF group, hiring a double pump, taking herbal supplements to increase milk, Lansinoh etc...In the last 10 weeks I have spend just under £300.

I don't think I am allowed to go shopping EVER

pistachio Thu 16-Aug-07 20:50:52

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VeniVidiVickiQV Thu 16-Aug-07 20:52:40

ooh no - i ate less - i couldnt get up to feed myself because I was stuck in a chair just b/feeding for what seemed like weeks

gomez Thu 16-Aug-07 20:52:43

Surely cancelled out by the obscene spending on nursing bras! I could formula feed DS1 until he was 5 and still not break even I reckon.

VeniVidiVickiQV Thu 16-Aug-07 20:54:54

nah, gomez. I got fairly cheap ones, and I was able to use them again with my second baby.

anyway, you need nursing bras when pg, and you need suitable bras after giving birth too - your old ones wont fit straight away, will they?

gomez Thu 16-Aug-07 20:58:35

Hadn't thought about needing new ones anyway, mmmm. But I was rather large so cheap didn't do it - they were all about 30 quid a pop and in about 6 different sizes, have shrunk from a 34K to a rather droopy and unattractive 32DD since DS was born last October (although to be fair I have dropped a fair bit of lard too.)

Was the same with both the girls too thou'- mayve just me. A nursing bra fanatic perhaps .

determination Fri 17-Aug-07 20:43:42

Well kitten,

What did you get for yourself? Did you have a nice day?

kittenbaby Tue 21-Aug-07 10:17:39

hi determination
only just seen your last post
i never made it in the end [to the shops]
so im waiting till next wk as dh is off on holiday yippie
think some new clothes are in order!
dd is 8 weeks tomorrow
and i also wanted to say to you thanks for your tips on oats
it does seem to be helping xx

maxbear Tue 21-Aug-07 10:54:14

No way I saved money bf as would just eat constantly with short toilet breaks, breaks to go to the shops to buy more food, my baby only feels happy when he has crumbs dropped on him.

Loopymumsy Tue 21-Aug-07 19:30:10

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kittenbaby Tue 21-Aug-07 20:53:41

how much would it cost on the ready to feed formula

TheQueenOfQuotes Tue 21-Aug-07 20:55:10

Loopsy - where do you buy your aptimil??? It's only £5 something or other round here (Boots, Morrisons etc) - and cheaper than SMA!

determination Tue 21-Aug-07 22:20:36


your welcome every little tip helps

Loopymumsy Wed 22-Aug-07 13:37:40

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