Breast milk is “an astonishing product of evolution,” one which has been vigorously shaped by natural selection because it is so critical to the survival of both mother and child.
Science will never be able to identify, and commerce will never come close to replicating, all the benefits a mother gives her child while breast feeding. Nothing gives your baby a better start. For women or babies who have difficulty, please contact your local La Leche League, or a lactation consultant, to get individual assistance. They are well-trained (I know – I was one, years ago) to help in all sorts of circumstances.