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Although Gisele Bundchen isn’t running for public office, she does have a few ideas for new legislation.

The supermodel/mom told Harper’s Bazaar magazine that she wants to enact a worldwide law that all mothers must breastfeed their children.

“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.”

While we’re definitely in favor of breastfeeding over “chemical” food, we’re not so sure about the whole “make it a law” thing.

What do you think? Should mothers be more encouraged to breastfeed their children? Chime in and share your breast best thoughts!

  • Samme

    Breast feeding is good and all, but legislation? Seriously? That does it, there should be legislation against brain damage caused by anorexia in supermodels.

  • Lady Lee

    Sure — breast is best and all that. But there are plenty of moms who can’t breastfeed, including foster and adoptive moms. Stick to ruling the runway, Gisele…

  • erin elizabeth

    Considering people have been jailed and sent to prison in the United States for giving their children “deprived” diets (vegan, raw etc) where the kids were too thin or one child died (though it turned out NOT to be from vegan diet) I figure this might sound extreme but so much better than giving your kids high fructose corn syrup formulas (yes most are very high in it- it’s like giving the kid a coke)

  • SayLucky

    I had twins (spontaneously) and could not produce enough milk to support their nutritional needs. If I only breast fed my babies they would have died. There was nothing I did that work and I did everything. Pumping, taking herbal supplements, drinking teas, see specialists, everything. So my children received breast milk and formula and they are fine and healthy.

    Some women despite all their efforts can not breast feed their children and they should not be made to feel badly about that. We do what we can for our children and there are some things we just physically can’t so we do what we can with what we have. Corn syrup or not at least my children are alive.

  • Linda Sullivan

    It’s a bit rich of you people to be criticizing Gisele over this thing. I mean “brain damage caused by anorexia?” seriously? She’s not anorexic and she happens to manage her career very well.

    Legislation on breastfeeding does not necessarily have to mean banning the entire arsenal of breast milk substitutes available in the market today. It could be legislation supporting women who can and choose to breastfeed their babies. It can also be legislation that helps minimize the influence of multinational companies in creating a mindset that their artificial infant formulas are better than breast milk.

    • David

      Except she specifically said “I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.” No compromise there.

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  • georgina0912

    The issue here is what Gisele said. It is true for some women that breastfeeding their kids helped them get their pre-pregnancy bodies back not all of them do, and in any case that should not be the motivator to breastfeed kids.

    I am not a mother but isn’t the point of breastfeeding a child not only the obvious feeding of the kid to provide him/her with important nutrients, but also to form a bond? Lastly, breastfeeding is a highly personal choice, nobody should feel pressured to breastfeed or else, so saying that there should be a law is simply crazy. Like some people have already said not all women can produce milk or sufficient amounts of milk.

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