What Formula Risk gives you the most pause?

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Registered: 10-01-2010
What Formula Risk gives you the most pause?
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Tue, 09-20-2011 - 1:11pm

Maybe it's the risk of not having enough money to pay for it - or maybe it's the risk of SIDS?

Maybe it's the risk of more ear infections - or maybe it's the risk of a dangerous bacteria called Enterobacter sakazakii commonly found in powdered formula?

Maybe it's the risk of having others look down on you for using formula - or the risk of a major formula recall of contaminated formula?

Or maybe it's something else? You can list any risk that gives you pause, it doesn't have to be one that I have mentioned.

What formula risk gives you the most pause? And would it stop you from ever using formula?




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Registered: 02-16-2008
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 10:21am
When we were supplementing, I only had to buy one can. It was name-brand, and I paid $22 for it. A lady on my PG would go through a can every 2 days. That comes out to around $60 a week or so, which is more than $200 a month. I would guess it's even more if you use the pre-mixed stuff.
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Registered: 06-04-2004
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 4:16pm
cavenyee wrote:
When we were supplementing, I only had to buy one can. It was name-brand, and I paid $22 for it. A lady on my PG would go through a can every 2 days. That comes out to around $60 a week or so, which is more than $200 a month. I would guess it's even more if you use the pre-mixed stuff.

Holy cow! That's a lot of money. I didn't think the cans I was looking at were only enough for two days, I thought they were close to a week's supply. I can't even imagine spending that kind of money on formula, as the diet for one person in my household, when I feed my entire family of four (two adults and two children) for about $100 a week.

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Registered: 02-16-2008
Thu, 09-29-2011 - 9:10am
I'm sure a can could last a normal baby closer to a week. This lady's son just turned 1 and is 29 pounds; his doctor has already tested him for diabetes. Regardless, it's a lot of money.

We used so little (2oz about 4 days a week) that the can would expire before we finished it off. I got a little thrill out of throwing it away each month. I hate wasting money, but I hated having to use any formula even more.
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Registered: 05-20-2008
Thu, 09-29-2011 - 9:30pm
I too have a hard time picking just one risk that worries me most. I think the lack of immunities in formula would be a key concern I have about using it which is why I would only use it if I felt it was the only option. This is one reason why I am much more open to the idea of using mom-to-mom EBM donations, provide I can take a few precautions, if there ever was a reason I couldn't BF or BF exclusively in the first 6 months.

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