Pediatricians recommend exclusive breast feeding for the first 6 months of life. What they don’t tell you is that most women are also set up to fail. In the U.S., only 12% of babies are being breast-fed to 6 months, and many mothers stop breast feeding after only a few days or weeks. In fact, this same study also revealed that only 40% of women reach their own personal breast-feeding goals. Egads, that means 60% are plagued with that yucky mother guilt! Let’s face it, there are a lot of barriers to success, which have been aptly named “Booby Traps” by the Best for Babes Foundation. Their website is full of resources that help moms overcome the hurdles that get in the way of breast-feeding. And, they also support mothers who choose bottle feeding too. All moms have to feed their babies and no mother should feel badly about it.