Gisele Bundchen on Breastfeeding: I Am Not Here to Judge
Gisele Bundchen has clarified her comment about making breastfeeding a "worldwide law," saying she's "not here to judge" other mothers' choices.
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In an interview in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K., the 30-year-old mother said she felt there should be a worldwide law requiring mothers to breastfeed their babies for six months, according to People. "Some people here 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?'" Bundchen told the magazine.
The supermodel took to her blog Monday to respond to the criticism she's received for the comment.
"My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law," Bunchen wrote. "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."
Bundchen, who has a 7-month-old son, Benjamin Rein, with her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, said it was "unfortunate" that comments can seem "so black and white" in interviews.
"I am sure if I would just be sitting talking about my experiences with other mothers, we would just be sharing opinions," she wrote. "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," she adds. "I think as mothers we are all just trying our best."
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