- The Washington Times - Monday, March 28, 2016

Adele had some strong words for people who put pressure on new mothers to breastfeed during a recent performance at London’s O2 Arena.

“The pressure on us is f—ing ridiculous and all those people who put pressure on us can go f— yourselves, all right?” the British award-winning singer told the crowd Tuesday, receiving laughs and applause. “Because It’s hard. Some of us can’t do it — I managed about nine weeks with my boobs, and I trip over them, but 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,” the mother of one continued. “All I wanted to do was breastfeed my kid and then I couldn’t and I felt like, ‘If I was in the jungle now back in the day, my kid would be dead because my milk’s gone.’ Imagine how that makes me feel. It’s not funny.”

Her comments come after British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver sparked backlash last week for saying the country had a “problem” with women not breastfeeding enough. He has since tried to clarify his comments in a lengthy tweet, explaining, “I understand that breastfeeding is not easy and in some cases not even possible but just wanted to support women who DO want to breastfeed and make it easier to do so. I’m not planning to start a campaign around breastfeeding.”

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