Truly, I credit my BRF with the success I have experienced in my efforts to breastfeed my child. I believe that it's because of my b*tchy resting face, and not an educated or broadly supportive public, that I have been generally been left well enough alone while engaging in this activity whilst in public.
If a woman desperately wants to nurse and thinks she can't because she doesn't have the resources or support of her child's doctors, there's something wrong. It's often due only to a mother's own advocacy and determination that she succeeds. Yes, I am hell-bent on breastfeeding. I wish more doctors felt the same.
We've all had days when we wanted to give up. Breastfeeding isn't all or nothing. It looks different for each mom and baby. And it is never anyone's place to judge a mom who chooses not to breastfeed. Whether or not you breastfed or were breastfed matters in many ways, and in many ways it doesn't matter at all.