@ AlexandraKate, I know you mean well, but you have no idea how helpless, hopeless and useless mothers feel when breastfeeding doesn't work. I saw 2 different lactation consultants, 3 different ped drs., researched every website, had a brand new double electric pump, tried an Avent manual pump, bought a supplemental nursing system, power pumped, woke up between 1am & 5am to pump - as suggested, took Fenugreek and drank Mother's Milk tea round the clock. Put my son to breast every waking hour even though he screamed and turned his head. Finally my midwife said, you had this problem with both children and tried everything, I am diagnosing you with low milk supply and you must supplement with formula so your baby can thrive. I was devasted, I wasted so much time and money and was a walking zombie just so I could try BF my baby? Formula may not be better than breastmilk, but its the next best thing - actually the only next thing and I wish I would have just decided to use it from the beginning and be at peace instead of struggling a second time with trying. Also, both my boys have never been to the ER or dr for other than their scheduled well-child check-ups. My older son is probably not a genius, but he is quite clever & bright for his age. The younger one is darling and does baby sign language and both never had much breastmilk, despite my attempts to provide it. As far as breast cancer, look into those statistics, there are other factors and the fact that I felt terrible, had bleeding nipples, pumped until they felt like they were going to fall off and spent time away from my kids trying to get my milk supply up and researching, etc. is not worth hoping for an approval from a judgemental, obsessed group of people who live to say "breast is best".