You know what, I took out part of my post b/c I wanted to be a little nicer. Yes, you made a choice. You made the choice to allow your baby to have bottles at home. Maybe you didn't even realize you had a choice, but you made the choice nonetheless. I also worked full-time w/ my first son, and he, too, went through a stage where he didn't want to nurse. He threw shrieking arching fits when I pointed my nipple at him. But I said, too bad, if you're hungry, you get the boob. It didn't take long for him to get the picture. And a few months after that, he'd throw his bottle to the floor when I walked into his daycare.
Moms who have to supplement should be proud that they are doing the best they can to give their babies their breastmilk. And moms who truly couldn't breastfeed should also be proud that they did the best they could. But when you come into the lactivism board complaining about how you "couldn't" breastfeed, when really you made some poor choices, not that it's your fault, because it isn't, it's because of lack of knowledge and support, you are doing a disservice to women who are in the situation you were in. Instead of claiming "I couldn't breastfeed! Stop making me feel bad!" maybe you should try, "I breastfed and when my son went through a nursing strike, I didn't know what to do, so I gave him bottles and my milk dried up." And be proud of the time you DID breastfeed! You did the best you could w/ the knowledge you had. And you shouldn't feel guilty about that. Saying you "couldn't" breastfeed is putting down all the moms who are using SNS's, have cancer, etc, IMO. And it's also doing a disservice to the women who aren't mothers yet who are hearing so many women say they couldn't breastfeed. If it's so hard and so many people fail and so many people can't do it, why bother trying?
THe whole purpose of this board is to support and promote breastfeeding, not to make people who couldn't/wouldn't/had problems/haven't yet/whatever fell better about not doing it.