Bette Midler it is not the wind under the wings of the new parents at this time.
The “Beaches” star received a lot of criticism on Twitter after offering a contemptuous version of the film shortage of infant formula Thursday night.
The shortage has left store shelves nationwide without infant formula thanks to supply chain problems related to COVID-19 that worsened after Abbott Nutrition, a major formula maker, recalled selects lots of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare products.
The lack of availability has caused stressful situations for families who rely on formula milk – for a multitude from reasons – to feed their babies.
“TRY BREASTFEEDING!” Midler tweeted Thursday night. “It’s free and available upon request.”
His irreverent solution to a complex problem came in response to a tweet from MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, who stressed the gravity of the situation by noting that the “shortage of baby formulas reveals a surprisingly secret oligopoly” of three companies they own. 90% “of the market.
People on Twitter were quick to point out how truly ignorant Midler’s comment came out.
Yet, after many exposed many understandable reasons why breastfeeding is not an option for everyone who cares for babies, Midler has doubled down on her position.
“It’s not a shame you can’t breastfeed, but if you can and are somehow convinced that your milk isn’t as good as a” scientifically researched product, “it’s something else again,” the Grammy winner tweeted Thursday. “The monopoly news is new to me though, no lie.”
He then offered another nonchalant solution for those who can’t breastfeed in the form of an irreverent and useless hashtag,
Since not everyone has access to nannies, a lot of Twitter has gone out of action.