Olivia Munn is “panicking” amid the nation’s formula shortage.
Olivia Munn tweeted on Thursday, “It’s so crazy when people say ‘if you breastfeed you won’t have to worry about the formula shortage!”
“I have low milk supply, so to keep my baby fed I depend on formula,” Olivia Munn continued. “I wish I could breastfeed so I wouldn’t be panicking about the shortage right now.”
Olivia Munn noted that she does not “have a choice” but to use formula while feeding her 4-month-old son.
Olivia Munn’s tweet came one week after Bette Midler’s controversial breastfeeding comments prompted a backlash on social media.
“TRY BREASTFEEDING. It’s free and available on demand,” the “Hocus Pocus” star wrote via Twitter on May 12.
Midler later defended her stance, writing, “No shame if you can’t breastfeed, but if you can & are somehow convinced that your own milk isn’t as good as a ‘scientifically researched product,’ that’s something else again.”
Olivia Munn has spoken candidly about her nursing struggles since she gave birth in November 2021.
In January, Olivia Munn wrote via Instagram Stories, “Breastfeeding is soooo hard, especially if you have low supply.”
The following month, the “Newsroom” alum explained that she used “two lactation consultants, three breastfeeding pillows, lactation soups, liters of coconut water, lactation teas, gummies, vitamins, cookies, nipple ointments, skin-to-skin, heating pad to increase circulation [and] three different breast pumps” to increase her milk supply, but had little success.
“None of it worked,” she wrote in February. “I cried and cried.I felt like my body was failing. I worried I wouldn’t bond with my baby. But then I said, ‘F–k it.'”