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A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Grinch:</b>" Actually your diet has little effect on your breastmilk. That's what I read. It affects you more than ... [snip!] ... lots of water. If you feel ok then you're fine, but like me I will starve myself to where I almsot pass out, don't do that!"</blockquote>




That's not true. What you eat directly affects the quality of your milk. Now your body will make sure that any nutrients you hav go to baby first, but at some point your body just can't put out what it's not taking in, kwim?

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Juliette:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting A is Me:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Juliette:</b>" ... [snip!] ... I could get wic but I can't get over there with my husbands work schedule. And he makes too much for foodstamps. It sucks. Lol."</blockquote>




WIC will help you out alot, you should find a way over there. They will give you vouchers the day you apply.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29537 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting A is Me:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Juliette:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting A is Me:</b>" ... [snip!] ... WIC will help you out alot, you should find a way over there. They will give you vouchers the day you apply."


:!: I think it's worth it for you to try to find a way to make it work. It will help you tremendously. Milk, eggs, bread, cereal, fruit/veggies... ... think about it. FOOD... lol

Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Empty2.0:</b>" Have you tried getting on food stamps? My husband only brings home between 400 to 500 every two weeks ... [snip!] ... a month in food stamps. Its not much but it helps. I buy 60$ worth of formula with it and the rest pretty much meat to freeze."</blockquote>




My husband makes like 600 a week. All I know is 240 goes to rent, 75 food. 40 for diapers wipes and toiletries. Idk where the rest.goes. haha.

Empty2.0 Ohio 488 posts
25th Apr '13

Try some money management then! We have to all the time. We have no money for ourselves. But her the WIC office will go and pick you up or your appt. Call your local office and see if they offer the same?

Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A is Me:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Juliette:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting A is Me:</b>" ... [snip!] ... WIC will help you out alot, you should find a way over there. They will give you vouchers the day you apply."</blockquote>




You have to go to a wic store here. Its so weird. Hah. It would help though. My husband drives my car to work though. It sucks!

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Juliette:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Empty2.0:</b>" Have you tried getting on food stamps? My husband ... [snip!] ... like 600 a week. All I know is 240 goes to rent, 75 food. 40 for diapers wipes and toiletries. Idk where the rest.goes. haha."</blockquote>




Um well you need to find out where the money's going.... You and your children shouldn't be worried about whether it not you are getting enough food.... You need to be eating more for the baby, and yourself.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Empty2.0:" Have you tried getting on food stamps? My husband only brings home between 400 to 500 every two weeks ... [snip!] ... a month in food stamps. Its not much but it helps. I buy 60$ worth of formula with it and the rest pretty much meat to freeze."


Damn we make a little more than you and we get more than twice that for food stamps. Sorry :(

Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Empty2.0:</b>" Try some money management then! We have to all the time. We have no money for ourselves. But her the ... [snip!] ... ourselves. But her the WIC office will go and pick you up or your appt. Call your local office and see if they offer the same?"</blockquote>




I will def I used to handle the money and we had plenty. But dh took me off the bank account and handles it now.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Juliette:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Empty2.0:</b>" Try some money management then! We have to all ... [snip!] ... I will def I used to handle the money and we had plenty. But dh took me off the bank account and handles it now."</blockquote>




Yeah there's over 200 a week just disappearing to your knowledge and here you are trying to feed a whole family on 75 a week. That's fucked up.

Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Grinch:</b>" Damn we make a little more than you and we get more than twice that for food stamps. Sorry :("</blockquote>




Damn. I hate Mississippi. In TN we got like 800 a month. But we were both in school and not working.

Empty2.0 Ohio 488 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Mrs. Grinch:" Damn we make a little more than you and we get more than twice that for food stamps. Sorry :("


Ya I don't understand it :/ They counted his overtime. But im not being picky or anything!

Empty2.0 Ohio 488 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Juliette:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Grinch:</b>" Damn we make a little more than you and we ... [snip!] ... :("</blockquote> Damn. I hate Mississippi. In TN we got like 800 a month. But we were both in school and not working."


I live in AZ, I go to school full time and he works. But because we have a child and our income is under the bar we qualified.

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5098 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Mrs. Grinch:" Damn we make a little more than you and we get more than twice that for food stamps. Sorry :("


haha.. us too...

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
25th Apr '13

Try eating things with good fats then. I eat peanuts a lot and avacados. I cook with olive oil or sunflower oil.



We're blessed with FS while I'm off work. But when I am working we don't get them and our food budget is low too. Idk how we manage but we do haha. We just try to buy healthy stuff. We never have snackies or treats or anything.