'Would you rather he screamed?': Pink talks breastfeeding shaming on Ellen

Pink chats to Ellen.
Pink chats to Ellen. Photo: YouTube

The ever candid and ever fabulous Pink, has opened up about breastfeeding her baby Jameson - sharing just how much of a minefield the topic can be.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Pink said, "[People] have strong opinions about things that don't affect their life at all. I'm feeding my kid ...Would you rather he screamed? "Because he's very capable of that."

"It's such a weird thing that people have such strong opinions about breastfeeding,"DeGeneres responded."It's like you have a child who needs to eat. And you're breastfeeding. Yet that's another thing where you can get your feelings hurt because people have strong opinions about that."

 

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Pink also revealed the meaning behind her "meatball" son, Jameson Moon's name - and it's not just because she and husband, Carey Hart, like whiskey.

"My dad's name is James, my brother's name is Jason," she said of her eight-month-old bub. "Carey's middle name is Jason. We're both of Irish descent .. and we like Whiskey. So ...It was perfect."

 

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The proud mum also explained the story behind her viral VMA speech, which she gave after receiving MTV's Video Vanguard Award last week. 

"I was driving [Willow] to school, and out of the blue she just said, 'Mama.' I said, 'Yeah, babe?' She goes, 'I'm the ugliest girl I know,' and I was like, 'What are you talking about? You're incredible. I made you – you can't say that!" Pink said.

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"No, but actually I didn't say anything because I was so speechless and I didn't want to 'mum' her and start preaching to her and not be effective at all so, I just stayed quiet. And I said, 'Why do you think that? Did someone say that to you? What's happening?" And she's like, 'I just look like a boy with long hair.' And so I just didn't say anything. I didn't know what to say. And I went home. I cried. And I made this Word document.

"I get my feelings hurt all the time," Pink said, adding that if you're past the age of 12, being "heartbroken" by someone, is inevitable.

"It doesn't feel good to hear mean things about yourself, but if you're human you're going to hear it."

During her speech, Pink addressed six-year-old Willow with these moving words, which quickly reverberated around the globe. "Baby girl, we don't change," she said. "We take the gravel and the shell, and we make a pearl, and we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty…and you, my darling, are beautiful."