This is NOT a negative formula feeding vs. breast feeding post. Please don't use it as such!
I had the idea when I first started buying formula that I was going to keep track of what I bought and add it up in the end to see how expensive it was for me to buy formula for one year. So what I did was keep each scoop when I bought a can.
First off, Kacey was breast fed and formula fed for the first 10-12 weeks. After that she was soley formula fed. We bought Similac Advance with Omega 3&6. The value size. It ranged anywhere from $29.99 on sale to $37.99 on a bad day where it was harder to find (and sometimes it was)
This is what my counter looked like when we found it on sale for $29.99!
These are the scoops!!! All 38 of them!
In addition to the value size cans, we also bought two boxes of ready made formula at $34.99 a box. Plus tax of course!
For fun - Kacey with her formula around 6 months old!
38 cans at $29.99 + 2 boxes at $34.99 + tax = $1378.94
38 cans at $37.99 + 2 boxes at $34.99 + tax = $1725.50
I would have paid anywhere between $1378.94 and $1725.50 for ONE YEAR of formula. Damn right I would have rathered breast feed but it wasn't physically feesable. It's very expensive to formula feed!
And, again for fun! My now ONE year old Kacey!