The ‘Breast is Best’ Backlash from the Similac Recall

Can't we all just get along?

In the wake of last week's Simulac recall, there has been an enormous preponderance of "Breast is Best" and "Breast milk Never Gets Recalled" comments all over the media. Why must a formula recall  bring such smugness and feelings of superiority in so many pro-breastfeeding advocates?

Yes, in the best of all possible situations, breast milk is probably what's best for babies.  Best situation includes a healthy full term baby, a mother who is able to take proper care of herself and has access to the help she needs to get her nursing off to the right start, a mother who has the desire to breast feed and will not completely resent her baby and so on and so forth.