Gisele: Breastfeeding Should be Mandatory!

August 2, 2010 By:
Gisele: Breastfeeding Should be Mandatory!
Gisele Bundchen bounced back to her pre-baby body quicker than anyone we’ve ever seen, and she attributes it to breastfeeding her son Benjamin.

"I think breastfeeding really helped me keep my figure,” the supermodel says.

In a new article with Harper’s Bazaar, Gisele says she believes breastfeeding should be a law! She says, “I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months."

Bundchen believes breastfeeding is the only way to get your baby the nutrients it needs. "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?'”

As for her personal experience with labor, Gisele says meditation helped her through it. "It prepared me mentally and physically. It's called 'labor' 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," she quips. "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."

Hey, we’re not going to disagree with her! Look at her! Hottest mom ever!

UPDATE: Gisele took to her website today to address the comments she made. She wrote:

“My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law,” the supermodel wrote. “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.”

“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,” she writes.

“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,” she adds. “I think as mothers we are all just trying our best.”