My breast feeding story is the story of not breast feeding. When I was pregnant with my son I took all the birthing classes, breast feeding classes, etc. I was ready for a beautiful natural birth and to be able to supply my baby with all the nutrition he could need. Things did not go as planned after being induced and attempting to go into labor for 72 hours I had to give birth via c section. The next few days weren't great. My son latched right away he got the colostrum but my body didn't produce anything else for him. He cried for the whole 2 days we were in the hospital. I was in so much pain and breast feeding made it 10x worse. When we got home from the hospital he cried non stop. He had to get checked daily because his jaundice levels were dangerously high. At one point they had to take blood from his arms because his heels were so poked up. He didn't poop or pee for 3 days. But "breast is best" finally I caved and gave my baby formula and he was so calm and relaxed after that. I wish I would have done it sooner! My mom and my sister were unable to breast feed as well. I haven't been checked but it turns out my mom only has one gland to produce milk out of. The other one is missing! I highly suspect my sister and I inherited that from her. I understand that "breast is best" but I want the moms who either can't supply their babies with breast milk or can't handle the stress mentally and physically that it is OK if it doesn't work out! No matter what happens "Fed is best!" We are all amazing mother's no matter how we choose to feed our children! ❤ Please don't take it out on yourself or feel like a failure. Remember "Fed is best"