here's how I look at illness and breastfeeding. Even if baby gets ill, I have a way to comfort baby that works really well for both of us, especially at night when I am tired!
Also you do not know what all your child is still being protected from. There is way way way more to the health outcomes of formula vs. breastmilk than ear infections. Here is some not-so-light reading about it. http://evergreenperinataleducation.c...anuary2013.pdf