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I know that every issue in parenting brings out strong opinions in any Mom. I've always agreed that "Breast is best", but after 2 children and two attempts at breastfeeding that did not last to the 6 month or 1 year marks, I have absolutely had it with those women who look down their nose at my daughter drinking from a bottle. It must have been nice to have such an easy time breastfeeding, I didn't, I encountered problems, had bad nurses, doctors, and advice, and despite my best efforts, my supply dwindled and then disappeared. I worked at it, I researched, I tried anything I could to keep it going, but at 4 months I just couldn't anymore. Those of you who did not encounter issues in breastfeeding, imagine knowing what is best for your child and not being able to give it to them. Would you say you feel like a failure, because I sure did, and having breastfeeding Moms look at me like I was a failure too led to some bad depression. The only thing that got me out of it was letting go and moving on to do everything else the best I possibly could. So for those Moms who suffered the loss of breastfeeding their child too early, I hope you've been able to move on and let go. To those Moms who want to judge before walking in someone elses shoes, I hope now you think twice, because no parent is perfect and I'm sure you wouldn't want to be judged so harshly on any one aspect of your parenting.