Color me shocked. Check this article out in the Huffington Post. Apparently, the supermodel Gisele gave birth to her son in a bathtub (where else would a baby be born? :D) and is now advocating breastfeeding! In an article in September's UK Harper's Bazaar, she states:
“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 brainy beauty told the UK magazine. “I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”
She backpedaled a bit in the Huffington Post article, but wow! I am impressed! Would it rock any boats to say that I AGREE with her?!?! Sure, not every mom can breastfeed, but MOST can. Sure, some babies are adopted, but there are great supplemental nursing systems out there. There is NO reason to not breastfeed your baby for at least 6 months.
Denying your baby breastmilk is just not right. The WHO agrees with Gisele and recommends breastfeeding until 2. The AAP even agrees with Gisele! Why is it so controversial that Gisele said this? Good for her for using her fame to support breastfeeding!