It's been three months since I quit breastfeeding. For the most part, I don't miss it. I don't miss pumping for hours a day. I don't miss sitting in a room upstairs breastfeeding while my family and friends laughed and talked downstairs. And I definitely don't miss nursing bras! I feel alive again and happier. And I think Luna is happier, too.
I would never tell another momma to give up breastfeeding. And truthfully, I'll probably give it another try when baby number two comes along. But if you're really struggling, if you're feeling trapped and isolated, if you want to try switching to formula but you feel guilty, remember this: happy mommas raise happy babies. And whatever you decide, you are not a failure. You are a mom who is doing her best.