I know…it’s easy right?
Already got one what’s the big deal?
The problem is…
This one is just 4 months old and formula (milk) is ALL he can eat. And no, breastfeeding is not an option at this point, wish it was because that would be an easy fix.
Formula is very expensive to begin with (and all of them are made with corn syrup, really healthy, don’t you think?) and now having to buy an allergy-free one–YIKES!
We tried the typical hypoallergenic store brands…still not helping, in fact one of them made him worse than the milk based formula.
So, we have to use a truly allergy free formula at an average of $30 for a 14 oz. can. That is used up in roughly 3 days!
Thank goodness we are cloth diaper fans…otherwise we’d need a full time job just to pay for them both!
Not good on the budget and especially not good on very little income, which is where we are right at the moment thanks to the current economic crisis…so the plan?
Yes, I DO HAVE A PLAN!
Well, that is a different plan than finding a wonderful mama willing to give me a deal on her left over unopened cases on Craigslist. Which I did find and what we bought will tie us over for a while.
To Make My Own Allergy-Free Formula
I’ve been doing some research and I will be working with our pediatrician this next few weeks to create a good, alternative, homemade, diary-free formula.
Will it be less expensive?
But I will know what’s in it. AND less expensive or not it won’t be based on corn syrup and that is priceless!
Hmm, wasn’t there some contest about that priceless credit card thing? I know, getting sidetracked…but I should look and see if it’s still out there. Maybe that will pay for formula and diapers. Oh, yeah, using cloth…already have…although, I’d love more. Side-tracked.
After talking with the Dr. tonight I think we might be able to do it! It will not based on goat’s milk, although that is a nice option, isn’t usually a good one for a true dairy protein allergy.
I’ll keep you updated on our progress.