Gisele Bundchen Says Breastfeeding Should Be Mandatory Under Law

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  1. leeberttea profile image56
    leebertteaposted 12 years ago … w_8-3-2010

    I'd be more than happy to be forced to comply with the law and feed upon those! Thanks Gisele for that brilliant legal suggestion!

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      Texasbetaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am pretty much for whatever she says. Yep. Now that I look at that picture again, I am sure of it.

  2. mega1 profile image69
    mega1posted 12 years ago

    are we having fun yet?  see, aren't you glad you didn't leave?

    1. leeberttea profile image56
      leebertteaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not having fun yet... but I'm open to suggestions! wink

  3. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image60
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 12 years ago

    Any doctor will say that breast feeding of children helps to shape up the body strength in future. I fully subscribe to this idea.

  4. Lisa HW profile image60
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    Gee.  I wonder what Heidi Klum's advice is about the age children ought to start kindergarten....     roll

  5. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 12 years ago

    As a breastfeeding mother (my baby girl is still BF at 9 months) I think that's preposterous.

    Yes, breastfeeding helps babies stay healthier and is easier to digest and also helps mums avoid breast cancer.

    But I can honestly say the first two weeks very extremely painful and if you get something like thrush or mastitis you can be in a whole lot of pain. Then there are the babies who have bad reflux or the mums who just don't have good milk production - or over production.

    Plus as a BF mum you get a whole lot of unwanted sexual attention from your partner coz well - you're just sticking your sexual parts out in front of them regularly!

    To each their own I reckon!

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    Earthmother Maraposted 12 years ago

    As a mother of three who breastfed each a bit, I was made to feel guilty for mixed feeding the first, struggled superhumanly to continue feeding the second, nearly endangering her in the process, under the guidance of La Leche League members, until it was obvious she was failing to thrive, by which time, once I bottle fed her once, she would never look at breast again. I mix-fed the third and enjoyed it. My feeding never quite made it to 3 months, despite trying every trick breastfeeding counsellors could offer for the first two.
    On seeing formula in my shopping. people have felt they could comment on my parenting style. Plus the formula is taxed because of the aggression of the breast feeding lobby.
    Women who cannot breast feed are not second class mothers. We do not deserve to be pigeon-holed as bad mothers.
    Think before you write. It's a pity some girls don't try to breast feed. Maybe its use as weight control and contraceptive should be better known. But don't be black and white.
    My teenagers are now healthier than most of their peers. I am glad I had the confidence to enjoy feeding my third child.

    1. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Did you see this woman who still breasts feeds her 6 year old! LOL … s-nummies/

  7. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 12 years ago

    How about if we make it mandatory that we make our own choices?

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      EmpressFelicityposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Quite!  Besides, how on earth would you enforce a law like this?  The mind boggles.

      I wish celebrities would stick to being celebrities and stop telling people how to live their lives.

      1. Rafini profile image72
        Rafiniposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Besides, how on earth would you enforce a law like this?

        Simple, make baby formula an illegal substance!

        1. Misha profile image63
          Mishaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          So, drug lords are not enough for you, now you want formula lords? wink

          Oh, and as much as I am biased in favor of breastfeeding, mandating it legally would be another idiocy. Though the original post was a suggestive joke, not a serious proposal. smile

          1. Rafini profile image72
            Rafiniposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            lol  (I know big_smile )

            What's wrong with formula lords?  It's a legitimate occupation!!  lol

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          EmpressFelicityposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Oh yeah... LOL.  Then watch as a black market in baby formula develops, with dealers, traffickers and illegal factories.

          1. Rafini profile image72
            Rafiniposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            yup, especially in foreign countries where it'd still be legal!  lol

  8. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 12 years ago

    And I thought it was just her husband who regularly got bonked on the head.

    I just love this logic. You MUST breastfeed your children (presumably after you give birth to them without any pain relief -- I mean, why not legislate no epidurals while we're at it?).
    But you can't breastfeed them in public, because that is offensive.
    So technically, she is advocating what women must do with their own bodies inside their own homes.
    Maybe she can run for political office. How about as Sarah Palin's VEEP candidate? lol lol


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