Hey Serial... It IS depressing... and I guarantee it's even more depressing for mom. I must have cried for 2-3 weeks when I finally decided that my attempts to breast feed my children was not only causing me extreme amounts of stress, additional sleep loss, but also utter frustration for my babies. They would try so hard, and end up screaming as their attempts left them quite hungry! Not good for a 3lb 11 oz baby!!!
I really wouldn't call baby formula "evil"... I know there are ingredients that many find appalling... But this is about FEEDING a child with the best available source. If mom can't, then she can't. All judgement (even mom's) needs to be put aside.
Also, when it's time to switch to solids... she can go straight to REAL food, organic, and make it all at home. It's SUPER EASY! (I was lucky that my kiddos didn't eat even one single jar of babyfood. AND... AND... It's MUCH CHEAPER! (trust the busy mom of twins on this one!)If you/she would like some help with this, please let me know. I'll share all my time saving tricks! How old is your relatives baby anyhow?