Gisele Bundchen: “Moms should breastfeed.”

Via elephant journal
on Aug 12, 2010
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I don’t care for celeb gossip, or even understand it (it’s like a sport I don’t know the rules to, or players in), but I wanted to give props to supermodel momma Gisele Bundchen for urging moms to breastfeed for at least a good little while.

Apparently she’s getting some hell for her comment from, well, third tier wannabe celebs, so I thought I’d weigh in and say, a child and a momma being super close when super young is, well, superb.

“There should be a worldwide law…that mothers should breast-feed their babies for six months.” ~Gisele.

As for “the law” part of the comment, it’s an expression. Haven’t we all said brilliant things like “it should be a law that restaurants don’t put ice in water unless you ask for it” etc etc. We don’t mean it literally, Housewife lady.


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13 Responses to “Gisele Bundchen: “Moms should breastfeed.””

  1. Ben_Ralston says:

    Right on Bro! Saddens me that celebrities who speak out without a lawyer rewording their comments can be strung up for a misplaced word or two. She's a model! Not a politician for crying out loud. Of course she didn't want / can't implement any laws about anything anyway!!
    And of course, that then overshadows the real point that she was trying to make: that our society is a disaster when it comes to childcare. I'll say it again: disaster. I'm gonna write some stuff about this soon, because I'm gonna be a Dad in a few months, so have been doing a lot of research into childbirth and childcare, and I happen to think it's probably the single most important thing we need to change, if we want positive transformation in the world.
    /rant over.
    With love!

  2. Ben Ralston says:

    Tara Petty Powers: Coming from a Mother who breastfeeds for well over a year (for 2 going on 3 children)… It was just ill stated, and a bad platform to do so (she blogs for a mothering website)… Maybe if her statement were like “it’s criminal that women aren’t given the opportunity or support necessary to breastfeed for at least a year”… this from a woman who’s biggest responsibility aside from her Motherhood is to stand in front of a camera a few times a year and sit stadium side while her husband goes to work for what??… 5 months a year?? it’s a LOT to swallow… while I agree not enough Mother’s breastfeed, and not enough go for as long as they should, (I NEVER understand weaning the breast for a bottle of formula at 6 months???) BUT really she should have thought more before she typed…. This is her Amanda Peet moment remember when she called parents who don’t vaccinate “parasites”???

    Cassie Dixon: I was exclusively breeding at 1 yr check up and the nurse told me to wean her and strt her on whole milk- I about puked right there! I shook my head and muttered and jut let the idea roll off my back. The dr. Came in later asking why I planned to wean (he is a breeding supporter) and I informed him that I surely didn’t plan on weaning or offering milk from another animal, that his nurse suggested it. As we left I hear him speaking with her about the incident.
    After bfeeding for 2.5 years, (and working full time) it can and obviously SHOULD be done. Western society should be more open minded.

    Just Ⓥ Randi: She meant well. This is progress. It doesn’t matter that not everyone works the process perfectly of nursing their children for the first two years; they must start somewhere! If it’s a fad, it’s a really great one. Kudos to Gisele on the thought behind it! For stating her obvious annoyance with the traditional formula conditioning! If it came out a little over-stated, then perhaps she just felt that aggravated about it. We ladies do say semi-dramatic things about issues that we feel strongly, and this is the opinion of a mother who’s only had two, but nursed both of my vegan children (4&6). She’s got the right idea. Think perhaps the reason she’s being called out on her excess of emotion in the statement is because these silicone-esque 🙂 ‘Housewives’ would be ill at ease with the attempt to nurse THEIR children? Lol. 🙂 Just saying.

    Judy Worth Friedsam: IF you choose to breast feed for longer than what was always considered “normal” 1yr per the American Medical Assoc. than that’s your deal (although at some point you will have to introduce either cow, sheep, or goats milk depending on which you prefer) however I don’t want to have to be subjected to seeing it in public….. I resent it and think if you are going to breast feed your child at ANY age, do it behind closed doors…please.

    Tara Petty Powers: Betheney Frankel “housewife” is a nursing Mother as well

    Jennifer Kemp Quintana: Oh for heaven’s sake Judy! Please explain to me what on earth you find offensive about a mother feeding her child the way nature intended?
    Personally I find it odd to see a newborn being bottle fed, but I would never comment. I don’t know the whole story.

    Tara Petty Powers: ‎@ Judy ewww seriously?? ewww… Look the other way

    Susan Strazisar: so the medical association decides what’s normal in this world?? scary…breastfeeding is what was intended..why anyone should take offense to it is beyond my grasp!

    Anastasia Renwick McDonnell: What is there to ‘resent’ about others’ breastfeeding? Did your mother not breastfeed you & you’re jealous? Is it that you wanted to breastfeed your children and were unable? Did you have a mastectomy? If so, you have my sympathy.
    Really, I”m genuinely curious as to why you would use the term ‘resent’? [and I hope you eat all your public meals in the restaurant’s restroom!]

    Julie Perkins Oatman: I’m trying to understand the psychology behind resenting breastfeeding.
    If breastfeeding is not publicly supported, then less people will do it.
    I smile when I see a mom feeding her baby-wherever it is.

    Judy Worth Friedsam: personally, I see breast feeding as no different than changing a baby’s diaper outside in the publics eye…there are bathrooms for such a thing…so Mothers should take their little ones inside someplace and feed their kids…that’s all I’m saying. I do not take offense to feeding your child anyway you wish I just don’t want to see it out on the street…it’s offensive just as urinating on the street would be. There’s a time and place for it is all I’m saying. Some body parts are not meant to be exposed in public places….. You all support it and you’re entitled to just as I am entitled not to.
    I do not support public breast feeding any more than I would support public diaper changing. There are places to do these things…that is all.

    Nicole Trawick: I think it is sad when people do not support breastfeeding, public or otherwise. Especially women. Why is it ok to sexualize women all over the place, even young girls, but a woman showing a little skin to feed her hungry child is somehow shameful! What is wrong with this country?

  3. Emer says:

    If breastfeeding offends you put a blanket over YOUR head! Join the facebook page for this!

  4. elephantjournal says:

    She went on to say after this became a big thing that everyone has different circumstances, she apologized and said she wasn't here to judge. I think initially she meant that moms should breastfeed if they can and have the choice, that's it's good for their babies. That simple.

  5. LasaraAllen says:

    Judy – feeding anyone anything in a bathroom is gross. Really.

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