Mother’s Milk Makes Cents

Literally, Mother’s Milk Makes Economic Dollars and Cents

A family’s money will be stretched to the limit during the economic crisis. Breast pumping and breast feeding can save a family between $3,000.00 to almost $5000.00 in the first year of a baby’s life.

When mothers breast pump, they can continue to augment the baby’s diet with breast milk well into the second year and longer. The money a family can save by continuing to give breastmilk to a baby into the second year and beyond can be surprising.

Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics did a study titled “Health Care Costs of Formula-feeding in the First Year of Life”. The results of the study found much higher medical costs of non-breastmilk infants compared with infants fed exclusively breastmilk. A family will spend an extra $1,435.00 in medical costs for a baby that received formula from birth.

Kaiser Permanente Study did a study: Costs of NOT Breastfeeding. This study revealed that the average formula fed baby’s family paid an extra $448 in additional office visits, $84 in prescription drugs, and $903 in hospitalizations, totally up to the $1,435.00 in one year.

As mothers continue to provide milk into the second year of a baby’s life, the savings also add up. Mother’s milk replaces the cost of cow’s milk, now hitting $5.00 per gallon. An average baby can drink $650 to $1,200 of milk per year. The medical savings carry on too.

We are talking huge amounts of money for families.

Formula 1st year: $1,000 – $2,000

Extra Medical Costs: $1,435

Cow’s Milk 2nd year: $650 -$1,200

So, the total cost of a non breastmilk baby for 2 years, averages between $3085 to $4635.

Breastmilk is back in vogue, and just in time. Families can save massive amounts of money during this financial crisis.

Let us, at help with your breast pumping and breastfeeding needs. Our website sells products to increase breastmilk production. We give advice on our “Advice Blog”. We also answer questions sent by email or by telephone calls. supports our foundation, The Zachary Williamson Memorial Foundation. Zach’s foundation donates breast pumps to needy mothers across the US. If you have financial need and also need a breast pump or if you know someone who needs a breast pump, contact us at

Our only goal is to help mothers feed their babies.


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