It's no-one else's business why a woman chooses to bottle feed.
Would you suggest the midwives quiz a new mum about their reasons and then decide if they are worthy of free formula? To do so would be asking them to potentially re-live bad experiences to see if they fit into a box and can justify their reasons. how ridiculous
I imagine most hospitals have formula practically thrown at them from formula companies anyway so it's a pointless question. If a hospital doesn't supply free formula, then all bottle feeding mums there would have to supply their own. How much does a newborn drink in 3-5 days anyway?