Bette Midler was criticized for her tweet entitled “Try breastfeeding!” Amidst the shortage of baby food

Bette Midler was criticized for her tweet entitled “Try breastfeeding!”  Amidst the shortage of baby food

Bette Midler is currently not the wind under the wings of new parents.

The “Beaches” star received quite a Twitter lash after she gave a dismissive opinion about the baby food shortage Thursday night.

The shortage has left store shelves empty across the country due to supply chain issues related to COVID-19, which worsened after the recall of Abbott Nutrition, a major formula maker Choose from many Similac, Alimentum and EleCare products.

The lack of availability has led to stressful situations for families who depend on baby food – for one Variety from Reasons – to feed their children.

“TRYING TO BREAST!” Midler tweeted Thursday night. “It’s free and available on demand.”

Her flippant solution to a complex problem was a response to a tweet from MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, who underscored the seriousness of the situation by noting that the “baby formula shortage reveals an astounding secret oligopoly” of three companies making “90 %” of shares own market.

People on Twitter were quick to point out how genuinely ignorant Midler’s comment looked.

But after many offered many understandable reasons why breastfeeding is not an option for anyone caring for babies, Midler doubled down on her stance.

“No shame if you can’t breastfeed, but if you can & somehow believe your milk isn’t as good as a ‘researched product’ that’s a different story,” the Grammy winner tweeted on Thursday. “The monopoly news is new to me, but not a lie.”

Then she offered another perfunctory solution for those who can’t breastfeed, in the form of a snarky and unhelpful hashtag,

Since not everyone has access to wet nurses, a lot of Twitter went off.

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