It is best for your baby to breastfeed and, in my opinion, it is the easiest way to go, especially if you are lazy and like your sleep (me). Because this forum deals heavily with women having problems breastfeeding, it gives the false impression that problems are routinely involved. That is not the case.
That said, if you don't want to breastfeed for some reason - if you find it repugnant, or confining, or whatever - then go the formula route. The most important thing for the baby is having a relaxed, happy mother. To force yourself to breastfeed, if you resent it, is no favor to your baby. They are very intuitive.
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