Breastfeeding is about lots of things but one of the biggest ones is nutrition. Many families choose breastfeeding and breastmilk because it is the best food for babies. Breastfeeding is also generally the cheapest way to feed a baby. (I’m not going to get in to calculating some value attached to the time mamas spend breastfeeding or pumping – that just gets too complicated and controversial. If you want to read more about that you could start here.) Good food for the rest of the family, though, can get expensive, particularly if you care about avoiding pesticides. The Environmental Working Group has a guide, Good Food On A Tight Budget. Their description:
Stretching your dollars to get a month’s worth of healthy, filling food is a challenge. EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients.
Check it out!