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Gisele Bundchen explains her breastfeeding law comment

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Sure, people were bound to be angry when supermodel Gisele Bundchen declared there should be a worldwide law "that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months" in the new Harper's Bazaar, she just didn't think it would be so loud. That's why she took to her blog, not to apologize, but to explain her point of view. Wait for it ...

"My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law," Bundchen writes. "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."

What might be best for 9-month-old Benjamin, her baby with Tom Brady, is to keep her opinions on a sensitive topic like breastfeeding to herself. But don't forget, the rich, beautiful and famous model is the victim here. The perpetrator of these ills? The media.

"It's unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white," Gisele continues. "I am sure if I would just be sitting talking about my experiences with other mothers, we would just be sharing opinions."

Well yeah, but you're not just chewing the fat with some moms; You're in a global magazine saying that every woman needs to do things your way. Don't get mad at the printed word when it's something that came out of your mouth.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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[Last modified: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 5:09pm]

    

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