Adele has said the pressure on mums to breastfeed is “f***ing ridiculous”.
The mum-of-1 was talking to members of the audience at a gig at London’s O2 Arena when someone asked her about breastfeeding.
Adele – who has a son, Angelo, 3 – made it clear that she thinks the pressure on mums is too much.
“It’s f***ing ridiculous, and all those people who put pressure on us, you can go f**k yourselves, alright?” she said.
She added: “Because it’s hard. Some of us can’t do it! I managed about 9 weeks with my boobs (I mean I trip over them – I’ve got a very good push-up bra). Some of my mates got post-natal depression from the way those midwives were talking. Idiots.
“Breastfeed if you can but don’t worry, [formula milk] Aptamil’s just as good. I mean, I loved it, all I wanted to do was breastfeed and then I couldn’t and then I felt like, ‘if I was in the jungle now back in the day, my kid would be dead because my milk’s gone.'”
Adele’s comments come just a week after TV chef Jamie Oliver was criticised for saying breastfeeding is “easy”.
He later cleared up his position on breastfeeding, tweeting: “I understand that breastfeeding is often not easy and in some cases not even possible. But just wanted to support women who DO want to breastfeed and make it easier for them to do so.”
Right. Well, it’s clear that mums (Adele included) are fed up of being told what’s best for them and their babies.
Maybe this is the start of the pressure to breastfeed backlash?