Honestly, I think everyone should at least try breastfeeding – most of the time when breastfeeding isn’t working it’s because the mama or family in whole just hasn’t found the support she/they need. However, I also don’t believe in crazed breastfeeding advocates who make non-breastfeeding mamas feel bad. As parents we all walk different paths. If other mamas harass you for not breastfeeding trust me, they’re rude and not worth your energy. Formula feeding may be the best choice for your family.
On the flip side, if you are going to formula feed make sure you you buy safe baby bottles, choose healthy formula, and follow safe formula preparation techniques and when possible choose a green baby formula. Over at Inhabitots I just wrote a guide about this, and if you’re bottle feeding it’s a great read, especially if you’re new to the world of green formula feeding. Take a look at the piece below.
Also you might be interested in another guide I wrote at Pregnancy & Baby about how to bottle feed your baby correctly.