With the invention of formula, mothers no longer must provide their breasts to their babies. They can shirk off the responsibility to the powdered stuff with excuses like- ‘my milk never came in’, ‘my baby has little/no suck reflex’, ‘my supply isn’t enough’, and so on with the garbage excuses that mothers give until they believe that they’re absolute truths. Truth is, if you tried harder and were less selfish, you would have succeeded. You just needed the old incentive-
Breast feed OR your baby will starve to death and die.
But, perhaps you are saying, how cruel! My milk really didn’t come in. Well, then there’s something wrong with you and your baby should have perished. Maybe it was medicine you took, or the way you gave birth. Maybe if you had done things differently, your child wouldn’t have starved to death because you didn’t try harder. Oh, wait… there’s formula to save the day. Whoopie!
In reality, there are very few reasons a mother shouldn’t/couldn’t breast feed and it all boils down to medicine keeping people alive and breeding beyond what they should.