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Old 03-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #21
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Re: What do you do to decrease the costs of formula?

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I breastfeed, its FREE.
That's just SO super klassy of you

ANYWAYS... definitely look into generics if you can't get it through WIC. My DD2 was on Gentlease and we ended up going with Target generic because it was the best price per oz of formula of all the generics AND the coupons from the name brand companies - Target has a big can of the Gentlease generic and it was $25 (mind you, this was a year ago, so price may be different). I also watched closely for sales and would stock up - it seemed like every month they had it on sale for $19-20 and I would get a couple!

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Old 03-17-2013, 01:22 PM   #23
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Re: What do you do to decrease the costs of formula?

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Old 03-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #24
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I breastfeed, its FREE.
Really helpful!! Eye roll.......Since you want to be soooooo helpful, try donating your extra milk to moms in need. You know, moms like myself that can't breastfeed due to medical reasons, or moms that don't produce enough. Since you like to be so helpful and all, I thought you would appreciate the suggestion.......

-try WIC- they have really high income guidelines, at least in our state. We had 2 babies on nutramigen, and they covered it with a script from the dr. Also, don't quote me on this, but I believe Costco makes their own brand of gentlease? Or you could try Craigslist or eBay- people sell formula on there all of the time. Also, sign up everyone you know to receive formula coupons
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One more suggestion- when our babies were on nutramigen, enfamil had a program called Helping Hands. It was something the clinic had to handle, but once they submitted the paperwork to Enfamil we received a free case in the mail. That was quite a few years back, so not sure if they still do it, but definitely worth looking into.
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I'm trying to get this figured out too. Our DS's formula costs $20/DAY. That's $600/month. We don't qualify for any assistance and our insurance doesn't cover formula, even if its medically necessary.
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Re: What do you do to decrease the costs of formula?

Costco has larger packs which generally bring down price per ounce
http://www.costco.com/Enfamil%C2%AE-....11623675.html

We used Similac and I would check Target every week as sometimes they had six packs on sale for a percentage off, plus a gift card if you bought a certain number of packs or singles. I would just sit with a calculator and do the math to see what the price per constituted ounce was.

Ask your pediatrician everytime you go in for samples - ours would give us several cans plus coupons ($3 or $5 off per can, they would give us like 8 coupons each time) plus then when using the checks we would get on occasion, it would make it very reasonable.

Enfamil occasionally has coupons on their website. They will also send you some if you write to them. DH's friend's wife was telling me that she got a ton from them from just asking.
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Re: What do you do to decrease the costs of formula?

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This is hilarious. Congratulations on your working boobs and the amenable digestive system in your baby.
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This is hilarious. Congratulations on your working boobs and the amenable digestive system in your baby.
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I breastfeed, its FREE.
Congrats! Your baby gets more environmental contaminants than formula fed babies!

"Truthfully, we don't know what the effects are because we don't have the ability to design studies that could give us that information. I'm not telling women not to breastfeed. But we can't pretend that there are no risks and that breastfeeding is a no-brainer."

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