Let’s face it, babies are not cheap. However, when it comes down to breastfeeding, mothers can save a significant amount of money and even lower health risks for both baby and herself.
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A recent UNICEF study reported that women who breastfeed their babies for the first six months can prevent costly hospitalizations from childhood diseases such as stomach viruses, ear infections, asthma, and Type 1 and 2 diabetes. Breastfeeding can benefit baby and also lower the risk for certain types of breast and ovarian cancers for mom, as well as help moms lose their baby weight (it takes up to 600 calories per day to breastfeed).
Plus, you can extend savings beyond your
valuable health! There are many cases in
which breastfeeding can reduce the costs
and spending for nursing moms. Ways you can save include:
- Mothers who buy formula and formula accessories can spend well over $1,500 each year according to Women’sHealth and TheSimpleDollarblog. Imagine how much that money could grow if you put it in a college investment account for your little one!
- We know that buying baby equipment can be expensive, and this includes breast pumps and nursing pads. If you are worried about spending too much money, know you can claim your breastfeeding equipment as tax-deductible.
- While accessories can be expensive, there are affordable but quality options that offer great features like the closed system in double electric breast pumps – ideal for hygienic purposes.
- Be on the look-out for coupons and sales from stores and manufacturers. In fact, there is a great buy one get one 50% off sale on all Lansinoh breastfeeding accessories at Babies R Us in-store and online right now until May 2nd! Additionally, current coupons for select Lansinoh items are always available at www.lansinohmommadeals.com.
We understand breastfeeding may be challenging at times, especially in the beginning, but rest assured – learning the advantages and nursing your newborn is worth it financially and emotionally and provides some of the best benefits that cannot be duplicated. Remember, your baby needs only breastmilk as nourishment for the first six months – nothing else!
Have a great weekend,