I have made a cheap and lazy decision about my future baby. I plan to breastfeed my baby for the first year. This won't be free as I do plan to go back to work. I will need a breast pump and baggies for the milk. This will probably run around $350-400 over the course of the year. This is still way cheaper than formula.
I call this my lazy decision because there is no way that I would be willing to get up multiple times in the night to go make a bottle. Its much easier to just get up and stumble into the baby's room and everything is all ready to go. This is my lazy decision but the alternative would be to make my husband get up. He would do this bit I'm okay with getting up every time. The newborn phase goes too quickly not to cherish it.
There also a host of other reasons why I choose to breastfeed. I do think its healthier for the baby. It gives me a reduced risk of breast cancer. It helps me lose weight without working out. My favorite part is the cuddling with mg baby. It is our time together.
There are so many decisions to make as a parent but this one is super easy for me to make.
Sidenote: I'm not casting judgement on those that choose a different option. Formula is not evil and babies are fine on it. This is a personal decision.