Gisele Bundchen Campaigns For Worldwide Breastfeeding Law
Bundchen believes breastfeeding should be law….
Gisele Bundchen has called for a New World Order of Motherhood: The Brazilian supermodel wants mothers to be forced to breastfeed their tots for the first six months of their baby’s life.
The catwalker is courting controversy after saying there should be a law preventing mothers from using formula milk.
Bunchen, who is married to NFL quarterback Tom Brady, gave birth to son Benjamin in a natural delivery at her home in Boston on Dec. 8, 2009. Six and a half weeks later, the former Victoria’s Secret underwear model debuted her post-baby bod in a swimsuit photo spread for Colcci.
Gisele credits breastfeeding with helping her get showstopping figure back in a mere matter of months and believes other mothers should be forced to do the same thing.
“I think breastfeeding really helped (me keep me figure),” Gisele, 30, told Harper’s Bazaar Magazine UK this week. “Some people here (in the US) 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.”
Gisele practiced kung fu for two weeks before Benjamin’s birth, did yoga three times a week and meditated every day in preparation.
“It prepared me mentally and physically,” she said. “It’s called ‘abour,’ not ‘holiday’ for a reason, and I knew that. “You want to go into the most intense physical experience of your life unprepared? That doesn’t make any sense to me. Then I was ready and I thought, ‘OK let’s get to work’. I wasn’t expecting someone else to get the baby out of me. I had to do it together with him.”
Bundchen certainly isn’t alone in her devotion to nursing.
The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends babies “be exclusively breastfed for about the first six months of life.”
Do you agree with Gisele? Should moms be legally mandated to breastfeed their children?