Adele's response came after a fan at her show in London last week questioned the singer on the topic. An impassioned Adele empathized with those who don't have success breastfeeding because she was in the same predicament when she first gave birth to her now three-year-old son, Angelo. She explained, "It’s hard. Some of us can’t do it. I managed about nine weeks with my boobs." Since she's so aware of the challenges that come with breastfeeding, she blasted those who judge others. "And all those people who put pressure on us, you can go f--k yourselves, all right?"
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While many celebrities have been vocal about breastfeeding and have pushed to normalize the practice in public settings, it's important that moms who can't or choose not to breastfeed aren't shamed over their decision either. Breastfeeding is often at the top of heated debates among best parenting practices. In fact, a national survey in Baby Talk magazine found that 66 percent of breastfeeders felt bad for bottle-fed babies and 33 percent thought mothers who were formula-feeding were "selfish and lazy."
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It's sad that new mothers on either side should have to face judgment during such a joyous time in their lives. All women, no matter their circumstances, should be supported. Which is why we should all look at it from Adele's point of view: “Breastfeed if you can, but don’t worry, [formula's] just as good." To hear Adele's remarks, watch the full clip below.
What do you think of Adele's comments on breastfeeding?
- 0% Great! Women need to support one another no matter what.
- 0% Meh — I understand her point, but breastfeeding is still best.