Disclaimer: this post has no agenda. Feed your kids however you like best and whatever way works best for you.
Okay, I just want to tell you that I love formula feeding.
I breastfed Ellie exclusively (all breastmilk, no formula) until she was five and a half months old, at which point I introduced a little bit of formula (maybe a bottle or two a week). I continued to mostly breastfeed her with a bit of formula supplementation until she was about eleven months old, at which point I weaned her entirely.
With Zelda, I mostly breastfed and also supplemented with formula until she was two months old, at which point her allergies hit hard. Then I went on the elimination diet to find out what she was allergic to, which killed my milk supply, and I switched over to formula entirely.
And I love it.
It's so much less stressful for me. Breastfeeding never came easy for me, not in the entire eleven months I fed Ellie, and not in the couple months I fed Zelda. It was always difficult to find the right position and I was always stressed about my milk supply and whether they were getting enough milk. (I'm fairly certain, looking back on it, that there were definitely times I wasn't making enough milk and Ellie was hungry, but I had been so scared into thinking formula was bad (guess what: it's not!) by the "breast is best brigade!" that I didn't supplement her with formula when I should have.)
Additionally, I'm pretty certain that I had D-MER (which I'd never even heard of until a couple months ago, and wish I'd known about with Ellie) when breastfeeding, which made it a very emotionally unpleasant experience.
Formula feeding is so much easier and so much more pleasant for me than breastfeeding. (Again - for me. Everyone's different.) And I can do it wherever, whenever.
I'll probably breastfeed my future kids just because it's cheaper, but I'm seriously loving formula feeding Zelda.