Breastfeeding has a lower cost compared to formula when looking at the direct costs. Breastfeeding costs about $950 while formula can cost $1,110 in the first year. Maternal care is an essential health benefit meaning that all insurance plans must cover some form of breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding.
If you’re looking for additional care options during pregnancy, Mira can help. With a variety of options including same-day lab testing, specialist and imaging referrals, and up to 80 percent discounts on prescriptions, Mira can help you cut costs while planning your family or preparing for a baby.
Erica graduated from Emory University in Atlanta with a BS in environmental science and a minor in English and is on track to graduate with her Master's in Public Health. She is passionate about health equity, women's health, and how the environment impacts public health.