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Adele certainly didn’t hold back when she was asked about “breastfeeding mummies” – a topic that provoked the anger of mothers when Jamie Oliver suggested it was “easy”.

Adele, who has a three-year-old son Angelo with partner Simon Konecki, responded to one fans question in relation to Jamie’s comments on breastfeeding –

“It’s f—ing ridiculous, and all those people who put pressure on us, you can go f— yourselves, alright?” she said. “Because it’s hard. Some of us can’t do it. I managed about nine weeks with my boobs (I mean I trip over them – 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.”

“Breastfeed if you can but don’t worry, [formula milk] 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,” she added.

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Her comment comes off the back of Jamie Oliver recently stating “We have the worst breastfeeding in the world.” in reference to England.

“It’s easy, it’s more convenient, it’s more nutritious, it’s better, it’s free.”

WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends new mothers start breastfeeding within the first hour after birth. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to six months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond.

She sure told him!

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  • it is one debate noone is every right or wrong. Each to their own

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  • I agree it’s well worth trying. But it doesn’t work for everyone, and that’s ok too.

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  • Breastfeeding V’s Bottlefeeding I’m getting sick of the debate. Do what you feel is right for you & bub

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  • Agree that its good, nutritious and natural, however not every mother can do it.
    Perhaps Jamie Oliver should find an old 1967 book called The Naked Ape. He would then find out that human animals have made breasts a desirable factor to keep their mate rather than something to feed a child with. No other animal has breasts the shape of ours and they feed easily – we do not.

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  • Well said Adele. Women are attacked for not being able to breastfeed and attacked for breastfeeding in public…. Maybe Jamie should take a look at his own decisions – like working with supermarket giant Woolworths which markets crap food to kids and undermines small local producers.

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  • I like Jamie Oliver but I don’t think men should have an opinion on breastfeeding. They’ve never done it so they don’t know how hard it can be! As if 9 months of pregnancy isn’t enough of a strain on our bodies, we’re put under pressure again to breastfeed our babies. Most mothers would love to be able to breastfeed their baby but for whatever reason are unable to. The internal fight is bad enough, we don’t need the outside pressures of those who are either over opinionated or have absolutely no clue what they’re talking about!

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  • I don’t know. Personally I don’t think Jamie Oliver wanted to say anything bad about people who, for different reasons, can’t breastfeed.

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  • Go Adele!! It is ridiculous how much pressure women are out under about breast or bottle feeding. Some women simply can’t and there seems to be far too much judgement. I intend to breastfeed if I can (when I said this a relative responded ‘what do you mean if you can!! Of course you can!! You better not be lazy and formula feed just so your partner gets up to baby and you don’t have to!) This really made me feel awful on the off chance that I struggle and already have judgement

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  • I think his comment was taken out of context because he’s a man and because he’s Jamie Oliver. People should lighten up. There are lots more pros to him encouraging breastfeeding than there are cons to him offending people who found it hard. Some guitarists think that playing guitar is easy. But some of us struggle. We don’t freak out about other topics, do we. It’s because people who can’t breastfeed are very sensitive about it. I struggled with 2 out of 3 of my children but persevered because I was dead against formula for my kids, as a personal choice. If we were out in the desert our boobies would still work. It’s lifestyle and stress and pressure that all impacts on us being able to breastfeed whereas in some countries there is no other choice, and yet they still do it. I am not on my high horse here, just putting in my two cents after seeing a huge list of negative comments. I struggled with two out of my three children, and got mastitis and had to use nipple sheilds and the like. It was awful but luckily I got through, because I gave myself no other choice. But if you can’t because of health reasons, then Jamie isn’t dissing you! He’s trying to make a point that in our western culture, a huge number of people are choosing to bottle feed just because they want to and it IS outrageous and non nonsensical.

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  • Go Adele, I didn’t think I could love her any more, but I do

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  • if people can and want to they do but it is not a perfect world and often people want to but can’t.

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  • What!! He obviously has no idea. I know of two Mums who had plenty of milk –no nutrition in it or not enough to sustain a baby. The milk of both Mums was tested at laboratories (their ages were years apart). Both had been on healthy balanced diets


    • I think his comment was taken out of context because he’s a man and because he’s Jamie Oliver. People should lighten up. There are lots more pros to him encouraging breastfeeding than there are cons to him offending people who found it hard. Some guitarists think that playing guitar is easy. But some of us struggle. We don’t freak out about other topics, do we. It’s because people who can’t breastfeed are very sensitive about it. I struggled with 2 out of 3 of my children but persevered because I was dead against formula for my kids, as a personal choice. If we were out in the desert our boobies would still work. It’s lifestyle and stress and pressure that all impacts on us being able to breastfeed whereas in some countries there is no other choice, and yet they still do it. I am not on my high horse here, just putting in my two cents after seeing a huge list of negative comments. I struggled with two out of my three children, and got mastitis and had to use nipple sheilds and the like. It was awful but luckily I got through, because I gave myself no other choice. But if you can’t because of health reasons, then Jamie isn’t dissing you! He’s trying to make a point that in our western culture, a huge number of people are choosing to bottle feed just because they want to and it IS outrageous and non nonsensical.



      • Oops I double posted. That long comment wasn’t meant to be in reply to yours, June. But I will sa that your comment about your friend having their milk tested for nutirition is the biggest load of bullcrap I have heard in a long time! What tripe! They had healthy diets but they didn’t have good milk? Where did they get their milk tested? Seriously, people just make stuff up in here but that one was really ridiculous and you are benefiting no one posting stuff like that. You really need to read up on this if you think that mothers with healthy diets can still have milk of poor nutiritional value. It’s been proven that even with a poor diet it’s still better for babies than formula.

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  • I am a breastfeeding advocate but I also understand there are many factors which result in women choosing not to breastfeed or they can’t breastfeed. I think Jamie’s comments are thoughtless there is some validity to them but to not present all the facts and just assume it’s easy is ridiculous.

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  • Why say oh dear as if she was out of line? It should be a big fat YASSS B***** YASS!! She has got it 100% right. Breast feeding can be hard. It’s tiring it can be painful it’s not in the slightest easy or convenient. Some mummas don’t have a supply big enough to feed. If a baby is fed then why is there a problem. Breast is not always best

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  • Well said Adele. I had a lot of trouble feeding my 3 children. I’m healthy but very small and for my first child my milk didn’t even come in properly. Felt extremely inept when being forced to try. Inept quickly becomes complete failure as a mother to a new mother! Back off world. Mums have got this!

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