From Donna Ryan's Banned From Baby Showers blog:
"So, yes, birth is so very important, but it is also a few hours of your entire life... If a mom is so upset about the birth, breastfeeding can be a lifeline for her and her baby."
I am extremely thankful that I had the exact birth I wanted. However, no matter how much a person prepares, birth does not always go as planned. I am glad that I saw this today because this may happen to me or may happen to mothers that I hopefully get to attend one day. My birth has given me such a BOOST in motherhood. Honestly, I feel much more pride, fascination, and awe about my birth than I do about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has been HARD for me, but breastfeeding is so much better for my daughter! That is the source of the wonderful bond she and I share, and I experience so many wonderfully intimate and tender moments with her through breastfeeding.
In short, the birth was for me. Breastfeeding is for her. If I can only have one, I choose breastfeeding.