NEW YORK, NY – One supermodel has put her foot in her mouth when speaking about breastfeeding!
Gisele Bundchen may have made a boob of herself – pun intended. Gisele, bombshell wife of NFL star Tom Brady, gave birth to son Benjamin in December. The Brazilian supermodel decided to share her thoughts on breastfeeding with Harper’s Bazaar UK and the comments have sparked an ugly controversy.
“There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months,” she said in the magazine’s September issue.
“Some people 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?,” Gisele added.
It seems as though an overwhelming majority of mothers or soon to be mother do not share the supermodel’s opinion. In fact, many are upset over the fact that her comments came across as insensitive towards mothers. Her comments have received a ton of criticism and there has been intense backlash from them. So she did what any other celebrity would do – took to her blog to clarify her controversial comments.
“My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law,” wrote Gisele, 30. “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.”
The model’s comments within the article were intended to share her opinion on the benefits of breastfeeding versus feeding a baby formula.
“I am sure if I would just be sitting talking about my experiences with other mothers, we would just be sharing opinions,” she her blog post continued. “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.”