Model mom Gisele Bündchen strikes a sultry pose on the cover of the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. When talk turns to motherhood, Gisele is quick to tout the benefits of breastfeeding, going so far as to call for a “worldwide law” requiring all moms to nurse their new babies.
“I think breastfeeding really helped (me keep me figure),” says the Brazilian beauty, whose son Benjamin is 7 months. “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.”
Gisele, who previously shared that her natural childbirth “didn’t hurt in the slightest,” also explains how she prepared for labor and delivery by meditating.
“It prepared me mentally and physically. It’s called ‘labour’ not ‘holiday’ for a reason, and I knew that. You want to go into the most intense physical experience of your life unprepared? That doesn’t make any 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.”
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