Never in a million years would I claim those first weeks were easy. In order to establish my milk supply I had to pump 10-12 times a day in the beginning. Each time I thought I had reached my breaking point of feeding my "ugly baby" (the pump), I would consider how expensive quality formula is and decide that if I could just drop one pumping session I think I could make it another month.
Now, I've settled into a routine of pumping twice a day, which I feel I could maintain indefinitely. However, if my job as a "full time pumping momma" were to change (and at times I've seriously considered it), a recent court decision can give me a break on the cost of formula. And this is surely welcome news to those mommas that are already feeding their babies formula. It might be time for you to reconsider the store brands.
The US District Courtfound that store-brand infant formulas are nutritionally equivalent to, and confer the same developmental benefits as, the more expensive national brands like Enfamil. If you are interested in reading up on and learning more details about the landmark court case that confirmed this fact, check out the following links and articles to gain more information.
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