I am convinced healthy breast milk makes a big difference in children's health. I don't know why so many young mothers have such a difficult time with it. So many have said they didn't have enough milk.
To be honest, this statement got to me.
I was a young mother who was unable to breastfeed. Why? Stress. As we all know stress can not only depress someone, it can physically change someone. As it did me. It wasn't just the stress of a 60 hour labor(50 hours no medication) - parents going through a divorce, the possibility of leaving a cult, being shunned...etc etc etc. Not to mention being alone with a child all the time, husband didn't take time off of work(or school) to adjust to the new baby.
This happened to me, I did everything I could to try and breastfeed. I didn't give up, weeks of trying every day, all day - over and over and over. I went to a lactation specialist, I had nothing to give to my daughter. I felt like a failure. To this day it haunts me, the what if scenario plays in my head all the time. What could I have done differently? I don't know.
Maybe some mothers just couldn't breastfeed, like myself.
Side note - My children are very healthy. They didn't get the chance to partake in Breast milk, but they don't suckle on Ronald McDonald's tit!
As to cloth diapers?.....ummm Good Luck? lol