This was a hard choice for us to make, posting virgin gut info. We've been thinking on it for months now and it first came to our attention over a year ago. We had to balance the uneasieness on our part of upsetting mums like you, who are doing a fantastic job of raising their babies, and having info to share that people might find useful. Our decision really comes down to wanting you all to know the information and to have it as you make your choices.
I supplemented with my two boys too. My second had a pretty severe milk allergy that he's just now overcoming at the age of two. With our rates of allergies on the rise in our babies, I think education is important and this is one effort on our part, educating. I sometimes wonder if Emilio's allergy could have been due to the early introduction of forumla whilst I was nursing him. Impossible to know for sure. I don't beat myself up about it though, Ican't. I needed to do what I needed to do and I had extenuating circumstances.
As was the case with me, there are a hundred extenuating circumstances when it comes to breastfeeding. So many things which influence what is BEST for our families -- you have done and are doing what's best for your family. Your best is different from my best, is different from the next mother's best. But it is the right choice for your baby. The information will likely not change many of our decisions, but it's there for the knowing and who knows if it might prove useful in the future. For me, I'd rather know than not know.