I've known some good, loving mothers who just didn't want to breastfeed--thought it was gross and all that. They never even tried. With all the bad things that can happen in this world, I'm glad that there are good loving moms raising kids to adulthood. So I voted no, of course.
At the same time, I wish there were a little more honesty surrounding the issue. The 3 women I know personally who never even wanted to try nursing, not even for the colostrum, are at least honest that they didn't want to do it. I feel they must believe that breastfeeding is overrated and unnecessary, but I haven't heard them say that. It's difficult, though, as breastfeeding has gotten more positive press in the last 20 years or so, it's like there is a backlash by moms who tried breastfeeding or just didn't want to bother with the learning curve.* I have heard a lot more from early weaning moms where it seems like they believe that moms who exclusively breastfeeding a child to 6 months or more are just whacked and are doing it for other reasons; or they believe it is not necessary and not worth promoting.
My 18 year old niece had a baby in December and I sent her stuff about breastfeeding. My sister has had a lot of influence with her daughter since the pregnancy, and my sister said that her daughter would breastfeed. My niece had problems in the hospital and at first was very adamant about no bottles and all of that, but then the nurses scared her into starting formula supplementation. My sister made a comment about how she wanted her daughter to nurse for a month because she nursed all of hers for a month and they didn't get sick. Yes, my sister did nurse for about a month, but she used formula from day one and she never planned to actually use breastfeeding as a longterm baby feeding method--it was more like a immunities booster. In the long run, my sister's attitudes about what kind of breastfeeding is good hurt her daughter's attempts at establishing a good breastfeeding relationship. I tread very lightly, because when my sister asked me why I would nurse a baby for so long (when I was nursing an 8 month old), she got very offended when I said that I read about it and decided this was best.
Additionally, it does seem like sometimes there are fathers and mothers who go to great lengths to have children, but from the outside it makes one wonder why. It's almost like they have to get their genetic material out there, but they have no desire to do any of the actual stuff involved, certainly not breastfeeding (ok, yes, sometimes I fit this description except for the nursing part, LOL). I'm not talking about any particular kind of mom, but just the ones who don't seem to really like kids and you wonder why they made that choice. My own mother probably wouldn't have had 7 children if she were a young woman today--we've even talked about this. She felt that it was the only option she had available, and even talks about how she had no choice and wouldn't do the same things today.
*[Disclaimer: when I say moms who didn't want to bother with the learning curve, I mean exactly that. I don't mean the moms who had a lot of problems and are still reeling from the loss of the breastfeeding relationship)