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How many cans of formula do you go thru in a month with a 5 month old?

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Asked by airmom04 at 9:41 PM on Dec. 2, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I got 9 cans a month through WIC, and I think we would end up having to buy a can or two. Does that help?

    Answer by Amber1109 at 9:43 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • I was just wondering.. I have a 9 month old and I BF.. But i was reading an artical today about this lady that was dilluting her 5 month old formula and almost killed him..She says that she coulsnt afford formula and she has WIC.. she says that her baby goes thru 15 cans a month..

    Answer by airmom04 at 9:48 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • Thats way too much. My 6 mo old twins go through 10 a month each. My toddler used 10 at that age also

    Answer by valerie0103 at 9:52 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • i get 10 12oz cans a month from WIC & ive never had to buy any extra. sometimes i still have a can at the end of the month. i read about that story & her kid would have to be VERY hungry to go thru 15 cans a month. my DD will be 6 mo in a week & is in the 95% for both height & weight & has never needed that much formula. it said she was feeding him 12 oz using what should be 8 oz of formula...sounds like a lotta formula to me.

    Answer by okmanders at 10:22 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • She was probably selling it, it's a fairly common money-making scheme. Sick!

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 10:25 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • My son went through about 7 cans a month.
    + it was expensive!
    It helped that i breastfeed for 5 months.
    But it really just depends how much your child drinks.

    Answer by bekahbaby35 at 10:36 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • Before I breastfed I always ran out of formula from WIC. I never dreamed of selling it. I'd always have to buy a bit towards the end of the month.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • Through wic I get 10 cans of formula because my baby girl is on the Infamil Lipil Gental Ease and the cans are smaller but we still have to buy a few extra ones during the month and my baby is only 2 months old going on 3 in Dec.

    Answer by Cliodina at 12:24 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Is everyone on "f"ing WIC in here? You own a computer and pay for internet every month but I am paying for your babyfood. How can you all look at yourselves in the mirror, I pay 35% income tax and I am clipping coupons to feed my son..........Everyone on WIC stop having kids.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

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