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Gisele Bundchen Responds to Backlash Over Her 'Every Mom Must Breastfeed' Comment

Wed, August 4, 2010 2:39pm EDT by Add first Comment

The supermodel mom explains what she really meant when she declared that there should be a law that forces moms to breastfeed their kids for six months.

Just hours after news came out that supermodel Gisele Bundchen, 30, had said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK that breastfeeding a newborn child for at least six months should be introduced as “worldwide law,” the mom of 7-month-old Benjamin Brady (and wife of pro football player Tom Brady) backtracked with a blog post last night.

“My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law,” she wrote. “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.”

After lamenting the fact that “sometimes things can seem so black and white” in an interview, she admitted that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and practices, and she has no interest in judging anyone. She finished the post by writing, “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.”

Anyone can make a mistake and put their foot in their mouth, and it’s nice that Giselle got out in front of this one.