Parental advice should be added to that list of things you don’t talk about in polite company alongside politics and religion. But even in the minefield that is telling people what to do with their own children, breastfeeding is a particularly touchy subject. The recording industry’s lone bright spot Adele sounded off on the breastfeeding question and the pressure surrounding it during a concert at London’s 02 Arena.
“It’s f*cking ridiculous, and all those people who put pressure on us, you can go f*ck yourselves, alright?” she said. “Because it’s hard. Some of us can’t do it. I managed about nine weeks with my boobs.”
The famous mom said that she enjoyed using baby formula but the pressure to breastfeed left her feeling inadequete when she wasn’t physically able to do it.
“I mean, I loved [using baby formula],” she said. “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.'”
The breastfeeding controversy was recently stirred up by British chef Jamie Oliver who said that the lack of women breastfeeding was a “problem.” Over here in the States, we have our own issues with the practice, including a presidential candidate who thinks its “disgraceful.”