Singer's comments come after chef Jamie Oliver launches campaign to get more mothers to breastfeed
Adele has hit out over pressure on new mums to breastfeed.
The singer recently spoke about the issue onstage during one of her shows at London’s O2 Arena.
When asked by someone in the audience about “breastfeeding mummies”, The Sun reports that she replied: “Do you know what? The pressure on us is fucking ridiculous and all those people who put pressure on us can go fuck yourselves. Right?”
She added: “It’s hard, some of us can’t do it. 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 brand] 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. It’s not funny that’s how some of us think.”
Her comments come after celebrity chef Jamie Oliver recently spoke about his plans for a new campaign to get more mothers to breastfeed.
He told LBC Radio earlier this month: “We have the worst breastfeeding in the world. If you breastfeed for more than six months, women are 50% less likely to get breast cancer. When do you ever hear that? Never. It’s easy, it’s more convenient, it’s more nutritious, it’s better, it’s free.”
Adele also recently dedicated a song to the victims of the attacks in Brussels, as well as taking aim at the terrorists behind the atrocity.