Friday, June 12, 2009

Holy Cow

I was just looking into the cheap Costco formula to possibly start supplementing. With the amount Colton eats (close to 40 oz a day)...it would equal $14 a day! That's $420 a month.

Whoa. You are welcome Mike for saving us $420 a month. (pumping is getting pretty old though since my child never could breastfeed...)

Anything for my little Chubbers :)

16 comments:

Cummards said...

Kudos to you for pumping all of his feedings! I would never last doing that. I do think our husbands should supplement us with even HALF of the money we save them though!

Angela and Mike said...

Good idea Sarah, I could make a ton of money doing that!

andrea.roche said...

holy moses he eats alot. The "average" 4 month old eats 20ounces a day (5 4-oz feedings). Colton makes me laugh.

Brooke said...

I love that last picture! He is so cute. I can't believe how expensive formula is! Good job on pumping. I don't think I would have lasted this long! Colton sure is a lucky "little" guy! :)

lyndsey said...

haha he is starting to look like a little chunk :) his shirt is so appropriate.

Baldersons said...

Good for you for still pumping! I love Sarah's comment, you should totally see if Mike goes for that!

Jill said...

Oh, so cute. I cannot wait to see him again. I've said it before, but it bears repeating:

"HE'S A GREAT ADVERTISEMENT FOR WHATEVER HE'S GETTING!"

Amanda J said...

Wow, you've been pumping a long time! I gave up after a week. If you do decide to use some formula, I have an unopened can that's still good you can have.

Heather and Billy said...

Yah, I think he eats a lot. Keller and Kyle both had to have Nutramigen- which is just about the most expensive formula out there. Maybe I'm remembering wrong but seems like we went through 2 to 2 1/2 cans a week and it's $25-$26 a can. I should know better since we just barely got to wean to soy milk.
Kudos to you though for pumping so long.

Jill said...

Are you sure YOU're not eating $14 worth of food each day to produce the milk?

Hannah said...

Wow! That seems like quite a bit of money. Maybe I've been misinformed, but I always heard it was closer to $30-50 a week. Still expensive, but a little more manageable! We cannot WAIT to see you and think Colton is just adorable. Sam wonders where Colton gets his tan looking skin.. :)

janner said...

Love the shirt and the smiles! He is worth whatever the price, be it human or monetary. Can't wait to see those little chubby cheeks!

Lindsay Ercanbrack said...

Hi! I thought I'd tell you Peyt ate alot and we did Costco formula and it was only $80-$100 a month...for $20 you get two cans and even if they do eat quite a bit a can usually lasts about 5 days...still it's nice when milk is free instead!

Karen and Kevin said...

Dang 40 oz a day!! He IS a little chubbers! I love it. Good work on the pumping! I always hated it.

andrea.roche said...

Random question about pumping. It seems like I can only pump productively early morning.(I pump and freeze for times we're out). Any hints on getting good pumps? haha. I have a Medela pump in style. Do u have that one?

Chelsea said...

Hi Angela,
Just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how WONDERFUL you are doing. I know from personal experience how hard and tiring exclusive pumping is. My daughter never could breast feed either so i pumped every bottle for her. We eventually starting supplementing at about 9 months and I quit pumping at 1 year. Pumping every 3 hours for that long was the hardest thing I ever did, but so worth it in the end! It does get really old but if you have some hands free stuff (and a really awesome pump) it can make it go by much faster. I invested in the hands free holders (its like a sports bra that you put on and then put the pump through) and that way i could work while pumping or be on the computer, things like that. Once you can multi-task and pump it wont seem nearly as much of a pain. Hugs to you, i know how draining it feels! (no pun intended! :) )
~Chelsea Barnett (your old neighbor from Stonecrest)