Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The cost of a nursing strike...

4 Born Free bottles............................................................$40
(because our other ones had BPA-grrr)

4 Avent stage 2 nipples......................................................$10
(because soooo many people have gone
out to buy new BPA-free bottles that our
Babies R' Us was out of stage 2 Born Free
ones...but the Avent ones fit and are cheaper,
so who cares.)

1 bottle of lactose free Similac.........................................$15

1 small can of Enfamil Soy formula................................$15
(because the Similac gave her eczema)

6 Sassy MAM Ultivent bottles.........................................$24
(because 4 bottles just simply isn't enough
when your baby eats 8 times per day)

1 large can of Enfamil Soy formula.................................$25
(because the small can was gone and we
thought maybe she would like it eventually
if we just continued forcing it on her trying it)

1 small can of Similac Alimentum formula.................FREE
(TGFS! that's "Thank God For Samples")
(because she simply started refusing the soy...
heck, who am I kidding? Little would have picked
the bottle up and thrown it at me if she had the
dexterity and coordination. She hated the stuff.)

6 more Born Free bottles................................................$60
(because giving her 2 different kinds of bottles
may have been confusing to her, according to our
local lactation guru, so we had to limit ourselves
to one kind of bottle and nipple.
"Nipple confusion"...what an odd term)

2 Born Free variable flow nipples.................................$7.50
(because I'm an idiot and I grabbed the
wrong kind at the store...they look so much alike!!
I then boiled them and tried them once...so as to
make them unreturnable. I told you I'm and idiot.)

6 Avent stage 3 nipples.....................................................$15
(because I thought we'd try a faster nipple -
maybe that would help?)

1 small can of Nestle Good Start formula......................$15
(because the Alimentum made her gag and our
Pediatrician was out of ideas, so he told us to
suck it up with the eczema and try another milk
based formula)

1 bottle of Fenugreek pills................................................$15
(AKA: the pancake medicine...because if she
wouldn't take the Good Start, we were completely
out of formula options...and I would need to boost
my milk supply)

6 more Avent stage 2 nipples..........................................$15
(because the stage 3's leave half the milk in
her tummy, and half on her bib)

1 large can of Nestle Good Start formula......................$27
(because the small can is gone and she actually
seems to like this one? ::knocking on wood::
And pssssst...no eczema!!!)

1 new bottle brush.............................................................$4
(because the other one was just getting icky
from being used 1,000,000,000 times per day)
_________________________________________________
Finally finding the right combination of
bottles, nipples, formula, and breast milk
so that Little will eat again
..................................PRICELESS

2 comments:

bellebearberry said...

I am so glad that she is eating again! So... did the FG work?

Aside from that - Wow - the cost alone I am sure would make a few moms who think the switch to formula should be simple to take a second guess.

Netspartyof6 said...

WOW, so glad that worked out for you..

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