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I breastfed my kids because I was lazy & couldn't be bothered sterilising bottles, says Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen

Dec 6, 2021

OUR Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen has admitted she only breastfed her children because she was lazy – and couldn't be bothered to sterilise the bottles.

The mum-of-nine says she's proud to have either been pregnant or breastfeeding for 20 years before shooting to fame on the Channel 5 show.

Opening up about feeding her kids breast milk, Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda told the Guardian: "When it comes to breastfeeding, it wasn’t because I was being some kind of Earth mother, it was because I was lazy. 

"Any thought of trying to sterilise anything just filled me with total horror.

"And if I was going to be out and about going around the fields, it made far more sense to have baby with me and a constant supply of warm milk that basically was under my jumper.

No-nonsense Amanda been opening up about her life in her latest book, Celebrating the Seasons With the Yorkshire Shepherdess.

Today the 47-year-old described “difficult moments” amid her marriage struggles.

Her 21-year relationship with husband Clive has come under scrutiny this year after it emerged they hadn’t been living together.

Asked by ITV host Lorraine Kelly how she deals with the difficult side of life since appearing on the show, she said: “You have your difficult moments. But you have to take the rough with the smooth.

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“We’ve just talked about how you weather a storm. So we are pretty resilient in the hills.

“That’s all you’ve got to do. You’ve got to remember, the bottom line is, if you are proud of what you’re doing, you kind of sort of have to shoulder it.”

She added: “In other words; ‘Get on with it’. Ignore it”

Earlier this year Amanda and Clive admitted they “never said their marriage was perfect” and that they were going through a “rocky patch”.

Britain's most famous farming couple have been married for 21 years.

The pair first met in 1995 at Ravenseat Farm, where Amanda had gone to ask for help.

They married in 2000 and went on to have nine kids –  Raven, 20, Reuben, 18, Miles, 15, Edith, 13, Violet, 11, Sidney, nine, Anna, seven, Clemmy, six, and five-year-old Nancy.


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Amanda and Clive have nine childrenCredit: Channel 5

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