More than 95 percent of mothers are physically capable of breastfeeding, so if you can breastfeed, you should. The research overwhelmingly proves that breastfeeding is good for both the baby and the mother. The next two chapters will give you the information you need to successfully nurse your baby. But this is not intended to make you feel guilty if you can't or if you choose not to breastfeed. Parenting is much more than any one decision, and bottle-fed babies thrive like their breastfed counterparts. You'll find information on how to bottle-feed your baby in Chapter 7. But first read ahead to learn more about nursing your baby.