Haven't read People in years, the only magazines I seem to get around to are Mothering and Real Simple (lol). I don't know what came before or after the People comment. I don't know if "them" refers to the babies, Jennifer and the babies or the family in general. Don't know if she meant "best" biologically (doubtful)for the babies, or "best" emotionally for her. I can't assume but if I did, it would be in the best light possible. Maybe it's best for their family. Meaning - that the stress of breastfeeding (my experience although I went on to successfully breastfeed for 22 months),combined with having twins (CANNOT imagine), regardless of the help you have can be overwhelming and she *couldn't* do it. Maybe she did try for a few days but stopped out of frustration and pain and didn't want to share that personal agony in an article. Unfortunately, since the article was about the babies, it's kind of difficult to talk around this issue and not take a stand - taking a stand in this instance seems to be just responding to a question. Being a mommy is hard. Being a mommy in a culture that is so critical of how we screw up as mommies is even harder. I would love to see articles (plural here) on how we should encourage and educate boys and men on how to become more supportive husbands and fathers so they in fact can be that crucial voice and support a new mom needs to start and continue breastfeeding. My husband was my absolute rock. My daughter and I are very fortunate that we had that support those first days when it was soooooo needed.