I don't want to de-rail this thread by disagreeing with other members but I disagree with what theoneandonlyem says when she says that suggesting formula "can sometimes be the least helpful suggestion as it can give the woman a sense of failure in not being able to BF her baby."
The reality is Heartstringz is having trouble BFing and expressing, and her baby needs milk, so suggesting formula is a pretty obvious option. When I went through this struggle myself I found the lack of positive talk about formula made me feel like it was effectively "poison"...and that if I ventured into the world of formula feeding I'd be letting down all my friends, the nurses, the lactation consultants, my doctor. Nobody ever told me it can be a really good way of feeding my child. Because at the end of the day it's not about my friends, nurses, doctor etc. It's about my child. Once I shifted my thinking and stopped thinking about it being all about me (MY BF experience), and realised it's about feeding my baby (i.e. it's actually all about HER, not me or anyone else), I felt a lot better about just feeding my baby with whatever worked. Babies don't care where their milk comes from, they just need to be fed.
So I respectfully disagree with what you had to say. I think Mums deserve to hear about the experiences of many women and they have the maturity and intelligence to decide how they'd like to feed.