I found this article online today and I had to cry.
The idea of a woman in despair not being given the advice to just give formula a go, upsets me no end. A woman's mental health (and therefor ability to care for her children as best she can) is sooooo much more important than a baby having breast milk.
In answer to the question in the title I don't think the breast bottle war killed this mother but I do believe the pressure to breastfeed, especially by midwives in hospital (public more than private) is definitely a contributor to PND.
Me 31, He 34, DD 21 months, waiting for just 1 more to complete our family.