This pumping is really starting to get old. Blisters, sore nipples, over sleeping and waking up in so much pain! So, for a little motivation, I thought I’d do some research on how much money we were actually saving.
Each baby drinks 3oz at each feeding, every 3 hours. That’s 8 times a day for a total of 72 oz a day (3oz x 3 babies x 8 times a day).
A 19.8 oz can of Enfamil formula makes about 139 oz of formula and costs $29.69. That means we would go thru approximately a can of formula every other day. That works out to:
- $14.85 a day
- $103.92 a week
- $467.62 a month!
I can be motivated by over $450 a month! Now how much do I make an hour?
I pump for about 20 mins every 3 hours. 20 mins x 8 times a day = 2 hours and 40 mins of pumping a day. Take the $14.85 a day and divide by hours means I make about $5.57 per hour pumping milk. Is that even minimum wage these days? So that means I could be a cashier at Wal-Mart part-time and make up for the money we’d use on formula? Come on! Not feeling as motivated now.
Since being a cashier at Wal-Mart is not really an option … I wonder how much money I’ve already saved for the family by pumping.
The kids are 7 weeks old today. So … 7 weeks x $103.92 = $727.44!! In another week or so I’ll have saved about $1000! Ok .. that’s a better number than making less than minimum wage 🙂
That’s all the math I have time for today. Not only do my brain muscles hurt a little, but it’s time to pump again. Oh the irony!