First was sad, now mad...
I won't go into my failing to breastfeed saga, but to say it is similar to most I've read here.
At the time I felt so sad and guilty. Now I have some perspective. My two year old daughter is thriving in every sense of the word, and bonded to me like superglue :-) and I realize that of all setbacks a child might face, being formula-fed is a very minor one.
But there was no one to tell me that when both I and my hungry baby were crying our eyes out over and over at each breast feeding attempt.
I'm completely on-board with the pro-breast feeding campaign, but it goes too far when it makes mothers who can't feel inadequate and judged. One mom admitted to me that when she sees another mom pull out formula she 'assumes she is lazy, or uneducated.
This type of thinking is itself uneducated, insensitive, and discriminatory. The militant Go Breastfeeding movement has got to develop a shred of sensitivity to the myriad situations that can preclude breastfeeding (physical inability, adoption, HIV, etc)...or they really become a lot like the pro-FORMULA propaganda machines of yesteryear in a number of disturbing ways.