Bette Midler Tells Panicked Mothers Desperate for Formula to ‘Try Breastfeeding’

The wrath of the internet came down on 76-year-old veteran entertainer Bette Midler Thursday, after she posted a tweet about the nationwide baby formula shortage.

Responding to an MSNBC host’s report that a trio of American companies control more than 90 percent of the formula market and restrictive regulations prohibit foreign formulas, Midler said, “TRY BREASTFEEEDING! It’s free and available on demand.”

Midler’s take on the situation was blasted by fans and critics alike, with nearly everyone emphasizing how ignorant her comments made her seem.

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