When I was pregnant with my first child, I just knew that I was going to breastfeed. Every source stated that "Breast is Best!" and that only breast milk would ensure that my child would be healthy and have a fully formed brain. Books, forums, and friends said that there was no excuse for not breastfeeding. And people who "weren't producing milk" were in actuality not giving it enough time or doing it wrong. What a surprise, then, when I discovered that I wasn't able to produce much milk at all. I tried everything from supplements, to lactation consultants, to pumping every hour, and I was still unable to stop my baby from losing weight. I felt so guilty that I was sobbing when I gave my very hungry, screaming daughter her first formula bottle. Even though she is smart and healthy now, I still feel a bit like a failure that I could not do the best for her. So, should there be so much propaganda in favor of breastfeeding that it makes mothers feel like failures when they have to, or choose to, bottle-feed?