Gisele Bundchen Demands Breastfeeding Law

August 03, 2010 07:22:03 GMT

Beside giving newborns the nutrients they need, Gisele Bundchen is also adamant that breastfeeding helped her keep her slim figure.


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Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has called for a "worldwide law" to ensure new mothers breastfeed their babies for six months after giving birth. The Brazilian stunner became a first-time mum to baby Benjamin in December and has credited feeding him naturally with helping her regain her slim figure.

She's baffled as to why some mothers choose not to breastfeed - and she wants U.S. lawmakers to introduce a bill enforcing the practice to ensure newborns get the nutrients they need. Bundchen tells America's Harper's Bazaar magazine, "I think breastfeeding really helped (me keep my figure)."

"Some people here (in the U.S.) think they don't have to breastfeed, and I think, 'Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?' I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months."


 




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posted by NOt me on Aug 03, 2010
She is an absolute arse. Stick to being hot and keeping your mouth shut. Try it in Rio first then worry about the world. She's been a mother for 15 minutes and now she thinks she bright enough to make statement like that. model;good. Speaking;bad
posted by momofthree on Aug 03, 2010
Well, if your baby latches on well and your feeding technique is correct, then six months is nothing - if however, there is any reason why you cannot brestfeed, this attitude, and any laws 'enforcing' this attitude, will do more to increase the rate of postnatal depression than to feed newborns. My three children were all breasfeed after birth - all with limited success and never for more than 3 months because my supply diminished, the baby wasn't attached properly, and just sheer exhaustion of trying to juggle everything at once.I felt like I had failed, but you know what? I switched to formula and my kids are ok - they are cheeky, clever, resourceful individuals who would have suffered had formula not been available. I applaud the mothers who can brestfeed successfully. but 'forcing' those of us who can't would just send formula feeding uderground and make us feel shameful - there is a heady enough mix of emotions in becoming a parent, let alone recovering from childbirth without things like this putting added pressure on new mothers. I'msure Gisele's comments are not meant to upset anyone, but she only has one child, may have help to look after him, and seems to have had no problems so far - those of us not in that position aren't going to react kindly if we are further pushed!

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