Gisele Bundchen is having an "insert foot" moment after making a bold statement regarding women breastfeeding. The supermodel, who had her first baby, Benjamin, in December, recently told Harper's Bazaar UK that she thinks there should be a "worldwide law" requiring mothers to "breastfeed their babies for six months."
She went on to say in the 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?'"
As you can imagine, the minute people found out what she had said, a large majority were furious at the Brazilian model. So on Monday, the 30-year-old who is married to Tom Brady, took to her blog to clear the air.
"My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. 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."
She went on to write, "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. 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."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times