I was coming in from our walk today and I saw a lady get off the elevator with a baby (in it's car seat.) Emily loves to see babies, so I asked if she could see her baby. I asked the usual (how old, what's his name, etc) and then I asked if she was breastfeeding. I knew the answer was either no or pumping because I saw a bottle in her diaper bag. She said no, and I asked why (explaining that I'm going to be studying to be a lactation consultant when Emily gets older, and I'm always curious about the hardships people face.) She said that she just didn't do it because it was too hard. I asked if she had a problem with the latch, and she said she never tried, that it wasn't something she could do with her "lifestyle." I said, "Well, I always found it too hard to get up in the middle of the night to make a bottle of formula, so that's part of the reason we breastfeed." (I explained that I took care of a friend's baby during the day while I was pregnant, and he was ff, so I got a taste of what it was like before having my child.)
It just makes me so sad when people say, "I never tried," but I guess at least she was honest about it.