Saturday, August 28, 2010

Extreme Baby Feeding: A Chest's Worth

My wife apparently has a very valuable chest. Our babies have battled with a dairy sensitivity.  This has caused an increase in grocery bills since she had to eat food that wouldn't normally come in the house (seriously, a half gallon of almond milk costs $3.28 where we live!).  Now assuming we had formula fed the girls we would have had to go for a hypoallergenic formula like Similac Alimentum at 129.99 for a case of six cans.
  • Those 6 cans would have lasted us about a week if we were lucky. So, we would have spent $649.95 per month on formula 
  • One year worth of formula would have cost us $7794.40.

I am not going to complain about this seeing as the formula costs per month are MORE than our excess per month. So if my wife is going to save money this way then I shan't complain.


  1. I've come to the same conclusion after running the numbers. Certainly puts things in perspective when you realize how much you might have had to spend.

  2. Yes, yes it does. Or the cost of buying their food or diapers, we use cloth.