know you may be thinking, “What do you mean? Breastfeeding is completely cost-free. That is one of the things that makes it the best choice. However, you are wrong.

Also, if you are thinking the toll it will take on your body is the cost that I am talking about then you are also wrong. Whether you realize it or not, in addition to the physical cost, there also financial implications of breastfeeding. If you didn’t know that before, you are about to find out.
Sure, feeding with formula is expensive but there are some fringe costs that come with breastfeeding too. Chief among them is the mother’s feeding. Due to strain, your body is going through, you need at least an additional 500 calories per day. This means that you eat more and that translates into more spending. Some women even have to take vitamin supplements to help them get by.
Another cost you have to take into account is for purchasing your ‘breastfeeding equipment’. This includes feeding bottles, sanitizers, bottle nipples, breast pads, nursing bras, breast pump, to name a few. These items range in prices and so you must factor them into your budget.
Meanwhile, some women like to go the extra mile to be super comfortable when breastfeeding. At times, they may opt for nursing pillows, nursing cover-ups, nipple cooling packs, etc. Also, women who have latching problems may see a lactation consultant- another expense. 
As for the other forms of cost, you have the emotional rollercoaster because of your hormones and then physical toll from sleep deprivation, breastfeeding posture, etc. Of course, there is also the issue of your time.
Breastfeeding may not be as financially expensive as using formula but it takes a lot out of you. However, it yields a lot of benefits. In fact, these benefits are so awesome, 5 Amazing benefits of breastfeeding that most people don’t know

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