Gisele Backtracks on Breastfeeding "Law" Comment

Gisele Bundchen tries to clarify her opinion on breastfeeding after it causes an uproar.

Gisele Backtracks on Breastfeeding “Law” Comment

Gisele Bundchen tries to clarify her opinion on breastfeeding after it causes an uproar.

-Faye Brennan

Gisele Bundchen

Damage control! In an effort to lighten the blow of her recent comment about making breastfeeding a law in the US, Gisele Bundchen has taken to her blog to “clarify” a few things.

AKA, after all of the negative backlash, her publicist probably demanded that she make nice with all of the moms she just royally pissed off. Don’t remember what she said? Here’s a refresher from her interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK:

“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?’ I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”

Yeah, that didn’t go over too well.

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To clean up the huge mess she made, Gisele has written the following post on her blog:

“My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. 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. It’s unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white. 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.”

Why do we get the feeling that this clarification isn’t going to do much to ease the anger of all the mothers she offended? Correct us if we’re wrong, but we don’t see the words “sorry” or “apologize” anywhere above. (Us Weekly)

Tell us: what do you think of Gisele’s clarification of her breastfeeding comment?

Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.

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29 thoughts on “Gisele Backtracks on Breastfeeding "Law" Comment

  1. I got news for her, not all mothers can breast feed. I wanted to breast feed my daughter, but I didn't produce enough milk for her. If they made a law of her comment, my daughter would have starved to death! That's why people should watch what they say.

  2. I don't want to spark an argument, but the amount of milk a mother produces is directly linked to how much a baby nurses/suckles. No nursing, no milk. If a mother doesn't put her baby to her breast enough to increase milk production, it will cease to be produced—just like any other animal. Don't kill the messenger here, either. I nursed both my babies—the first one for 2, almost 3 years. The second stopped nursing herself at a year. She was a busy little soul, and didn't have much time to spend at the breast! I was disappointed, but such is life.

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