Gisele Bundchen stirs up more controversy, saying 6 months of breastfeeding should be the law.
In the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, first-time mom Gisele Bündchen offers her latest opinions on good parenting, and we're warning you—you're probably not going to like them. The 30-year-old mom to son Benjamin (with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady) attributes her miraculous post-birth weight loss to breastfeeding and criticizes mothers who don't breastfeed. Gisele Gushes About Pregnancy, Family
"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?'" the supermodel tells the magazine.
In fact, Gisele is so adamant about the issue that she's willing to strip mothers of their right to choose—to breastfeed or not. "I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months," she adds.
The Victoria's Secret beauty goes on to claim that the eight-hour natural birth "didn't hurt in the slightest" because she was actually prepared, insinuating, perhaps, that other mothers aren't, but should be.
"It's called 'labour' not 'holiday' for a reason, and I knew that," Gisele also tells Harper's. "You want to go into the most intense physical experience of your life unprepared? That doesn't make sense to me. Then I was ready and I thought, OK, let's get to work. I wasn't expecting someone else to get the baby out of me." Celebrity Overshare? Gisele Gave Birth In Bathtub
Not only should you be prepared to give birth, but apparently you are also expected to make pancakes the very next day, like supermom Gisele says she did. (Oh, and you should be back in bikini shape within six weeks, but that one's obvious, right?)
This isn't the first time the leggy Brazilian has caused an outrage with her platitudes on motherhood. In the April issue of Vogue, Bündchen explained her speedy weight loss, saying, "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." (Note to Gisele: Referring to other moms-to-be as "human garbage disposals" is probably not the best way to garner support for your mandatory breastfeeding initiative.) Baby Bytes: Mama Drama
And just last month, Bündchen claimed that her barely 7-month-old son was already potty trained, telling a Brazilian website that because of her concern for the environment, she wants baby Benjamin out of his biodegradable diapers ASAP. "Diapers pollute the environment. Where does this garbage go?" she lamented.
Understandably, many women want the supermodel-turned-supermom to get off her high horse and to stop doling out unsolicited advice. But something tells us this isn't the last time we'll hear Gisele's thoughts on motherhood. The new mom has said she wants a big family and since it sounds like she's got the parenting thing nailed down already, we're sure it won't be long before another munchkin joins the Brady household.
Photo via Bauer-Griffin.