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Adele says the pressure to breastfeed is ‘ridiculous’

Adele says the pressure of breastfeeding is too much and that moms should feed their children in whatever way they can and not feel guilty.

music Updated: Mar 29, 2016 16:25 IST
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Adele said new mothers should feed their children in whatever way they can and shouldn’t feel guilty.
Adele said new mothers should feed their children in whatever way they can and shouldn’t feel guilty.(Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Oscar-winning singer Adele has spoken out against the pressure to breastfeed. She did at a gig in London. The topic has been in the news after celebrity chef Jamie Oliver told LBC Radio that the country had a “problem” with women not breastfeeding, reported Entertainment Weekly.

“It’s ridiculous. Because it’s hard. Some of us can’t do it. I managed about nine weeks. I mean, I loved (using formula).

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“All I wanted to do was breastfeed and then I couldn’t. I felt like, if I was in the jungle back in the day, my kid would be dead because my milk’s gone,” Adele said.

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The singer had a word of advice for new mothers however. She said they should feed their children in whatever way they can — and not to feel guilty if breastfeeding isn’t a viable option. (The American Academy of Pediatrics and Britain’s NHS recommend breastfeeding exclusively for six months. But, as many moms have pointed out, this isn’t always physically feasible.)