I was thinking about this today while I was nursing my daughter. First and foremost, I decided to breastfeed because I personally feel like it is the best nutrition I can give my baby. I also like the fact that breast milk is free. Then, I thought a little more about it. In the first week after my baby was born, I had to rent a pump for $55/month because she ended up in the NICU. Once we brought her home, she wouldn't latch because she was used to a bottle, so I had to buy a double electric pump for $220 + an extra set of parts since I was pumping 12 times a day (and that was even a fairly *cheap* pump). I finally was able to get her to nurse, but then I had to buy a special lanolin because I was so sore. That lanolin was prescription and cost me $50. I have also had to buy milk storage bags to keep the milk I pump and breast pads so I don't end up with milk all over my shirt. (I've spent roughly $100 thus far). So here I am, breastfeeding because it was the "free" option, and I've spent about $425 to do it. I am not sure about how much formula costs, but I'm sure it is more expensive than what I've spent. I just get a kick out of how much I've spent on something that should be free. So, have you BF for free?