Cheapskate dad says WIFE should pay for baby's formula because she “chose to stop breastfeeding”


Content Editor / March 29 2019

A disgruntled father took to Reddit to complain about the fact that his wife had “decided” to stop breastfeeding, saying she should foot the bill for the baby’s formula as it’s an unnecessary expense.

“She has been breastfeeding for 6 months since the baby was born and now wants to switch to formula. She makes plenty of milk and everything she just says she 'feels done',” the man wrote.

“I think if she wants to stop for basically no reason then the money for formula should come out of the personal spending money because she is the one making the decision.

“She says I'm an a*****e and it should come from the family/grocery budget (which is already tight) even though I don't have a say.”

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Unsurprisingly, the man’s comments did not garner much sympathy at all.

“She should invoice him for the hours spent nursing / pumping and take that out of his budget,” one woman wrote.

“Replace all the milk in the house with breast milk and tell him if he wants regular milk it comes out of his expenses,” suggested another.

“Breastfeeding is only free if you consider her time as worthless,” added a third.

Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.