Adele On Breastfeeding: ‘Some Of Us Can’t Do It’

Adele is adding her talented voice to the debate on breastfeeding. Unlike some celebrity mothers, such as Alyssa Milano who often speaks up about breastfeeding criticism, Adele is more concerned with the practicalities of breastfeeding. While Adele employs a sense of humor over the issue, her frustration with breastfeeding is apparent in her remarks.

25 Singer Adele Speaks Out About Breastfeeding

Public breastfeeding is a hot topic right now and not just because Alyssa Milano is fighting for her own rights. Presidential candidate Donald Trump has voiced his objection to the public displays of a mother feeding her child, while U.K. celebrity chef Jamie Oliver came down on the opposite side of the fence.

Now, Adele is talking about breastfeeding; but, unlike so many others, Adele isn’t concerned with a mother’s right to breastfeed in public areas. Instead, Adele wants society to stop pressuring new mothers to do it and the “Hello” singer is starting big, by asking her own fans to stop hating mothers who opt not to breastfeed.

“Any breastfeeding mummies?” Adele asked the audience at her recent concert at London’s O2 Arena.

Maybe Adele was still sore from her own breastfeeding experience or maybe she was reading about it in the news, but, whatever the reason, Adele seemed focused on breastfeeding that day. The “Hello” singer even took time out of her performance to share her own breastfeeding experience with her fans. Proving that she still has a good-natured sense of humor about it, Adele shared just how it left her feeling after only nine weeks.

“All these people who put pressure on us, you can go f— yourselves. It’s hard. Some of us can’t do it — I managed about nine weeks with my boobs, and I trip over them.”

A moment later, Adele became somber again, as she dwelled on her inability to breastfeed her children.

“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.”

Adele Sneaks Around Among Us

Pop sensation Adele reveals that she may have passed some of her biggest fans on the streets, shopped among them in grocery stores, or picked up her children from the same day care and not even realized it. Adele says she dresses down when she’s not attending a career-related event. The singer adds that she’s not well-versed when it comes to applying make-up, adding that any attempt leaves her looking trampy.

For public engagements, Adele, who is estimated to have a worth of £60 million (about $85.5 million USD), says she needs a beauty squad to get her looking recognizable and attractive.

“I can’t actually do my own hair and make-up, which is a First World problem,” Adele says.

The pop star, who was recently touring in support of her latest album, 25, said that she’s fortunate that she’s unrecognizable without make-up. Other celebrities have to use elaborate disguises, but Adele just goes out as herself.

“I look like a tramp most of the time which means I don’t need to go out in disguise,” boasted Adele. “People think I’m a hermit but it’s just because no one recognises me when I go out.”

Speaking of her fame and high profile career, Adele says she knows it won’t last forever and she wants to look back on it as a happy experience. Even as rumors suggest she’s considering a five year sabbatical from her music career, Adele talks about how much she’s enjoying her success. Adele talks with pride, as she says she has eight engagements at London’s O2, remarking that there was a time she wouldn’t have been able to sell out a single performance at the arena.

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