I am kinda of disgusted that you think she is so horrible for representing a formula company -- sorry but I don't discount or dislike someone for this reason. In fact when I FF my son, the one we adopted because nursing wasn't working out, I used formula, and I used :::Gasp::: Nestle.
Mothers with PPD and often first time mothers have difficulty nursing and need to supplement with formula. I've watched friends, HUGE breastfeeding advocates mind you, have to supplement because they did not have the supply to meet the demand. They often sent husbands to fetch their formula just in case some judgemental friend or aquaintance might see them.
Yes, Brooke Shields breastfed, and she formula fed. Last I check its not a sin to FF -- yep, we know its not the best but at times it may be best with mommy is whacked out on PPD and can barely stand to hold her baby much less latch them to their breast, mommy may have milk supply issues, or whatever.
I watched Brooke today and I plan to buy her book. I related to alot of what she said, I also understood everything she felt about her birth experience, and what followed. I was in tears that someone could be so candid and honest with the world about things that are so personaly and terrifying.
As for why she had a csection, she had planned this o so wonderful natural birth, her water broke but she never went into labor, so the next day she was induced -- the induction was not working, and her baby had heart decels and was not handling the induction well. Her uterus was herniated, which was discovered after she went in for her csection and her baby had the cord wrapped around her neck and then it was also tightly wrapped around her arm shoulder and leg in some weird fashion. She had a horrific csection experience -- in fact she said in her book "i was gutted like a fish on a crucifix".