New mother, Gisele Bundchen has made a lot of women angry over her recent comments in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar UK.
Gisele said in her editorial:
"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."
Unfortunately, her comment didn't sit well with other mothers and now she's doing damage control.
Earlier this week the supermodel posted this blog entry on her website to clarify her statement:
My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. It comes from my passion and beliefs about children. Becoming a new mom has brought a lot of questions, I feel like I am in a constant search for answers on what might be the best for my child. It’s unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white. I am sure if I would just be sitting talking about my experiences with other mothers, we would just be sharing opinions. I understand that everyone has their own experience and opinions and I am not here to judge. I believe that bringing a life into this world is the single most important thing a person can undertake and it can also be the most challenging. I think as mothers we are all just trying our best.
And there you have it.
What do U think of Gisele's statements???
[Image courtesy of Harper's Bazaar UK.]
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