You won’t believe what this old man thinks about breastfeeding. Nonetheless, the decision comes down to what is best for the parents and the child. There are too many folks who think it’ll be the end of the world if their baby isn’t breastfed. That stigma is unfortunate. In the 1970s, nearly 75% of American babies were fed on formulas. While evidence supports that breastfeeding is easier for parents and healthier for children, there’s also no evidence showing any life-long consequences for children fed exclusively formula.