Although many people usually point to breastfeeding as much more cost effective than formula feeding, if you’re planning on breast pumping, there will be some costs involved. In addition to purchasing a pump, you’ll also need to spend money on replacement parts every few months, as well as milk storage bags and other accessories.
Luckily, many of these items are covered by insurance. But if you have to pay out of pocket for them, here’s an estimate on how much you’ll spend on replacement parts and storage bags in 1 year, assuming you pump about 3 times a day.
Also, here are some other tips on how to save money on breast pumping supplies.