While some mothers take to breastfeeding like a duck to water, others just can't seem to get the hang of it. The author agrees that breast is best but she stresses that the most important thing is that your baby is fed - whether by the breast or bottle - and you, the mother, should feel comfortable with whatever you choose to do. So, IF YOU CAN . This comprehensive guide contains all the information you could possibly need to breastfeed your baby successfully, including: how to prepare for breastfeeding, what to expect in the early stages and how to overcome common problems. AND IF YOU CAN'T . The first rule is you shouldn't feel a failure. From her extensive experience in dealing with new mothers, Clare recognises there are certain circumstances where bottle feeding is an advisable alternative. Rather than making you feel guilty if you prefer or have to bottle feed, she is wholly supportive and sympathetic and provides you with all the practical advice and information you need.