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Old 03-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #11
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Re: What do you do to decrease the costs of formula?

I asked everyone I knew to sign up with the formula companies. Usually it asks mom/dad/other in the relationship to baby section.

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:11 PM   #12
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Re: What do you do to decrease the costs of formula?

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post an in search of for formula coupons.
Check! I did either right after or right before posting this

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You can buy formula checks on ebay. Like buy $20 worth for $10. Itll save a little bit.
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For WIC you *should* be able to get the gentlease with a note from your ped. Especially with the documented weight issue. I had WIC formula with my oldest because she was not breastfed the entire first year and she had nutramigen. I just had to get a note from her ped.

Also on the weight issue. My DS was FTT and although I made it 11 months BF and my supply was not an issue it was seriously stressful and he ended up on elecare (special formula) from 11 months until like almost 2. He had food intolerances that we were not aware of until almost a year old.
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Some states will only cover certain formulas even w a script. Here in sc they will only do goodstart formulas on the formulary. With a prescription they won't do any similar or enfamil but nutramigen/nutramigen/neosure
I will check on the WIC thing, but I am not even sure we will qualify. Our income is not all that high, but it might be just above the line, even with 6 of us.

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I asked everyone I knew to sign up with the formula companies. Usually it asks mom/dad/other in the relationship to baby section.
I totally signed up but thanks for the suggestion of having others in the family sign up, that's a great idea!
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:56 PM   #13
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:57 PM   #14
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I breastfeed, its FREE.
Do you now? Excellent! Are you volunteering yourself as a donor for some of the FF moms?

Coming into the FF section and boasting your boobie freebies to people struggling to reduce the high cost of formula doesn't make you clever, it just makes you rude.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:22 AM   #15
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Definitely check wic. The income restrictions are pretty high, ime. Here the office has a form our pedi has to fill out. Pretty simple. With it, ours covers nutramigen (nearly $200/mo) even though they only offer similac normally.

I seriously don't know how we would cope without it.
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Re: What do you do to decrease the costs of formula?

I know this idea doesn't sit well for everyone, but I use close-to-date formula. Most smaller places put their not yet expired formula on sale for 50-70% off when it is a month away from date. Then I use a coupon on top of that discount. My girl requires Isomil which is $26 and rarely goes on sale, but I've been lucking out and getting it for around $10. The other thing is walmart will accept BOTH a "similac cheque" and a coupon on the same can if you explain it as one is a coupon, and the other is supposed to be treated like a cheque.
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Some here get & post on craigslist for free/ cheaper than store to get rid of. Like they bought lots but then needed different formula or stopped using it.....wic & coupons/ checks!
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Re: What do you do to decrease the costs of formula?

I would try WIC. Also try your insurance. If your pedi writes a script for a specific formula it could be covered. I know Medicaid does this for formula and pediasure when there are growth issues.
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We've gotten our formula covered by WIC for both babies. If baby needs a special kind, try asking your pediatrician to write a note and sometimes wic can cover the special stuff too. Wic covers like $45-90 of formula depending on what your qualification is I think. And by the time my two weaned onto regular milk, we still had formula left over.
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WIC here covers 12 cans before 6mos. And 8 cans after.
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