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lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A+H's mommy {TKO}:</b>" Okay then. Taking banked milk off the table. Lol. Hopefully I can boost my supply so I won't have to worry about it anyway. Thanks, ladies! :)"</blockquote>




Just cross that bridge if you get there!

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
10th Jul '13

I've been having the same problem.. just went back to work and my supply is running low. I've been having to supplement with formula and I hate it, I almost feel guilty giving DD formula. :? Plus SO's mom has been watching her while I'm at work and she's one of those "BREASTFEED OR DIE!!!" people and she gives me these looks every morning when I tell her how much I pumped and that she'll probably have to give her a bottle of formula. On top of that, DD seems to get hungy faster when I feed her formula, it seems like breastmilk fills her up better. Ugh. Why does breastmilk have to be so expensive?!



SO's mom was telling me apparently there's some tea you can drink to help increase your milk supply? She didn't know what it's called but she told me she's heard something about it. I'd have no idea how to look that up, though.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LayLu:</b>" I've been having the same problem.. just went back to work and my supply is running low. I've been having ... [snip!] ... She didn't know what it's called but she told me she's heard something about it. I'd have no idea how to look that up, though."</blockquote>




Mothers milk tea.
Also look up lactation cookie recipes.

JCGR Due October 29; Omaha, Nebraska 203 posts
10th Jul '13

i buy Nutramigen it's
$0.27 / Fluid Ounce
which is a 24.00 dollar can

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3231 posts
10th Jul '13

People pay for breast milk? Damn, I've donated over 200 oz to women in need. But I live in the Midwest, where people are more trusting maybe. They just asked if I was on any medication, smoked, or drank... no, no, and no! Guess they figure if it's good enough for my baby, it's good enough for theirs. :)

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" People pay for breast milk? Damn, I've donated over 200 oz to women in need. But I live in the Midwest, ... [snip!] ... smoked, or drank... no, no, and no! Guess they figure if it's good enough for my baby, it's good enough for theirs. :)"</blockquote>




Well mine was a preemie so I got milk bank milk cause its pasteurized. That's great that you donated your milk :)

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3231 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" People pay for breast milk? Damn, I've donated ... [snip!] ... Well mine was a preemie so I got milk bank milk cause its pasteurized. That's great that you donated your milk :)"


I don't even know if we have a milk bank around here. I'm just part of a local fb group... mama's that need milk post, and mama's that have extra to spare donate if they can. :) It's pretty awesome and I feel blessed to have been able to do so. First 100 oz went to a set of twins and mom couldn't keep up with demand. Second 100 oz went to a lesbian couple who really wanted to give their baby the best. They each gave me a box of bags as a thank you and to keep pumping! Very cool experience. :)

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" I don't even know if we have a milk bank around here. I'm just part of a local fb group... mama's that ... [snip!] ... to give their baby the best. They each gave me a box of bags as a thank you and to keep pumping! Very cool experience. :)"</blockquote>



Awwe :)

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LayLu:</b>" I've been having the same problem.. just went back ... [snip!] ... I'd have no idea how to look that up, though."</blockquote> Mothers milk tea. Also look up lactation cookie recipes."


Awesome, thanks! I'll look into that. :)

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
10th Jul '13
Shelby Chappell Due November 29; 1 child; Alberta 1575 posts
10th Jul '13

We have DS on family first formula and that only costs us 13$ at walmart. It lasts us about a little less then a week.

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
10th Jul '13

Also, have you tried applying for WIC? I know you said you can afford formula, but have you tried applying? Just about every mother/pregnant woman I know has gotten approved for WIC.. even moms in the military! I have an appointment next week for WIC and they're not asking for any pay stubs or anything so I don't think they even look at your income. You'd probably get approved.

Allons-y Due January 29; 2 kids; Utah 2318 posts
10th Jul '13

Parents choice formula is about 20 cents an ounce once its made (powder) and Enfamil and Simalac are around 30 cents and ounce once made (powder). The concentrate and ready to feed will be more expensive.

Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting A+H's mommy {TKO}:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Yeah milk banks are expensive since they pasteurize ... [snip!] ... an emergency situation. Also, I know there are risks and stuff which is in the back of my mind, accepting milk from a stranger."

I also pump when I get home, as I am not able to pump much otherwise. I get 4-7 oz total this way. Baby still gets her own letdown, and it's more hindmilk that way as well. I also pump one side as I am feeding her before I go to work, to catch that good letdown that she triggers.

3/3/13 1 child; Indiana 290 posts
10th Jul '13

i pay 16 dollars for a 12.7 oz can. which averages to about 1.25 per ounce