An interesting and very brave article here about ‘failure acceptance’ for breastfeeding women. My opinion: that most women, if they were properly educated on the benefits, would never consider formula and would perservere harder during the rough times with breastfeeding. However, the reality is that when things don’t go well the medical profession commonly spout inaccurate information and produce fear in mothers that leads them to turn to the bottle. ABA and LLL should be the first port of call when things get difficult. For the minority who do turn to the bottle because it is ‘easier and they have other priorities’, I would say there is nothing more important than your baby and meeting their needs. A baby needs the breastfeeding relationship for attachment and nutrition. What do you think?