Gisele Bundchen: Breastfeeding Should Last 6 Months

When it comes to motherhood, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has never been shy about expressing her convictions.

She told American Vogue that she kept a careful watch over what she was putting into her body while she was pregnant. “I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds,” Bundchen said at the time.

Similarly, she’s told Harper’s Bazaar U.K. that she’s very conscious about what her 8-month-old son, Benjamin Rein, consumes as well. The Brazilian stunner became a first-time mom to baby Benjamin in December and has credited feeding him naturally with helping her regain her slim figure.
“Some people here think they don’t have to breastfeed,” Bundchen said in the magazine’s September issue, “and I think, Are you going to give chemical food to your child, when they are so little?'”

Supermodel has called for a “worldwide law” to ensure new mothers breastfeed their babies for six months after giving birth.

She’s baffled as to why some mothers choose not to breastfeed, and she wants lawmakers to introduce a bill enforcing the practice to ensure newborns get the nutrients they need.

Bundchen tells Harper’s Bazaar magazine, “I think breastfeeding really helped (me keep my figure). 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.”

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