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Gisele Tells Us What Her Breastfeeding Comments Really Meant

Because there was really no other way to take them, right? Jaysus beachballs.

So here’s the original comment, which garnered some pretty strong reactions from you guys yesterday:

“I think breastfeeding really helped (me keep me figure). 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.”

And here’s what Gisele says she really meant (supermodel-speak is much different than the tongues of the commoners):

“My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. 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. It’s unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white. I am sure if I would just be sitting talking about my experiences with other mothers, we would just be sharing opinions. I understand that everyone has their own experience and opinions and I am not here to judge. 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.

Well. That was well-thought out, if not winded, backpedaling, and nervous. I think we have another Gwyneth Paltrow on our hands, ladies and gentlemen.

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  • Her first statement was not only correct, it was passionate wisdom.

    Go look at the ingredient label on infant formula – first or second on the list? High fructose corn syrup. And if you don’t know how much of a health problem that is, google it for yourself. The rest on the list is amazing. Not a single “food” on the list. Don’t take my word, read it yourselves.

    Babies are not meant to “eat” anything other than mother’s breast milk. This morning I don’t feel like arguing the point over the whether women “can’t” breast feed – nonsense. Or whether it is an individual choice – so is giving your baby Coke for breakfast. Or whether babies turn out just fine – actually, no they don’t – obesity, attention deficit, mood swings, anxiety, the list is endless – and no, lack of breastfeeding isn’t the whole story, it is the foundation for the story. Or even whether your doctor told you it was just fine – any doc who says that has not been paying attention to the nutrition class (no shock there).

    Well then.

    • Hi Gabriella, I just read your “this site needs moderation” comment before :P!
      come on
      nobody is talking about feeding coke to the babies (I saw a lot of babies drinking coke in Mexico btw, and I totally condemn it)
      Its about the way she phrased her thoughts. If she had stated
      ” I think breasfeeding is very good for X-reasons and there should be more laws to give women who work the possibility to do this” it would be a TOTALLY diferent story

    • Just FYI Gabs here are copied and pasted Enfamil formula ingredients:

      Nonfat Milk, Lactose, Vegetable Oil, Whey Protein Concentrate, Galacto Oligosaccharides, Mortierella Alpina Oil, Crypthecodinium Cohnii Oil, Soy Lecithin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E Acetate, Vitamin K1, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6 Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12, Niacinamide, Folic Acid (Folate), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Biotin (Vitamin H), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Inositol, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate USP, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Cupric Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Taurine, L Carnitine, Nucleotides

      No HCFS here. Also, I have a friend that just switched to formula and she buys a “top-shelf” brand with Coconut oil as the second ingredient after dried milk, which is very healthy and full of CLA’s just like breastmilk.
      I’m not saying I wouldn’t try like hell to breastfeed if I had a baby, but insisting that it has HFCS as the “first or second ingredient” when it doesn’t have it at all is retarded.

  • Fuck anyone who thinks formula is acceptable to feed your child under any circumstance other than you woke up one morning to find your breasts disappeared. I would personally like to punch in the mouth any woman who would say formula is “just as good” or who didn’t even TRY to breastfeed because she “didn’t want to/thought it was gross” Mannnnn don’t get me started on this shit I could go for weeks. Bottom line formula should be prescription only and doctors and nurses should be doing WAYYY more to get mothers to breastfeed. It is the epitome of the downfall of human civilization that we would knowingly start fucking our kids up the day they are born by feeding them vile shit instead of what humans have been giving their babies for how many THOUSAND years now? Jesus H Christ.

  • I think it should be a law that mothers mind their own fucking business concerning what other mothers do unless specifically asked.

  • Anyone who gets their panties in a bunch over others advocating breastfeeding does so only because they are feeling massive guilt for neglecting to do what is best for their child. Why should any mother who is doing the right natural thing for her child keep that to herself just because some other woman doesn’t want to. I’m sorry but as a new mom who wasn’t always sure I wanted to breastfeed due to all the bullshit out there about how formula is “just as good” this is a VERY sore spot for me. Any woman who CHOOSES not to breastfeed is either painfully uninformed and hasn’t bothered to research the facts or is just plain selfish, this is fact and either of those reasons is unacceptable. As a parent its your job to learn what is right for your child and do it — no exceptions!

    • Hello. I started chemo after my baby was born, and my breast milk would have killed her – should I have let her starve, myself die, or fed her formula? Just wondering on your opinion here, you fucking idiot.

    • jesus, bitchy is right. get a clue. there are plenty of people who would just love to breastfeed and can’t due to various reasons. judge much?

  • anyone who gets their panties into a bunch over what other mothers do is doing so because of a misplaced sense of self-righteousness. get over yourself.

  • When you look at the health benefits of breastfeeding and the fact that many woman CHOOSE not to breastfeed, you shake your head. I agree, when 3% of mother can’t breastfeed and the rest won’t, we need to find a means to encourage them to do so… it affects us all because of our tax dollars…

    • My mom stopped breastfeeding and put me on formula BECAUSE I WAS ALLERGIC TO MILK.
      (Lactose intolerance? Anyone? Cmon.)

  • meh. when you look at the benefits of a lot of things, it’s a shame when people don’t follow stricter diets, fitness plans, healthier behaviors in general. but that’s it — a shame. and it’s none of anyone’s business.

    you sound like a moron — and a dangeros one at that — whenever you run around shouting, “LET’S MAKE LAWS! LET’S FUCK OVER EVERYONE AND MAKE SURE YOU DON’T HAVE ANY CHOICES IN HOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE!”

    I breastfed for five months and then bought my own formula to feed my sprogs. why? because it was MY CHOICE to do so. and any other reason behind that decision is none of your business.

  • oh! oh! I also had an abortion a few years ago, had a nanny watch my sprogs while I worked, mix local fruits/veggies with canned, use real clorox to wash my tub, and send money to planned parenthood!

    guess what? my family is incredibly happy and healthy. my sprogs are intelligent (straights A’s so far in school) and generous. they have never bullied anyone and think that our gay friends should get married.

    yep, normal people exist despite having choices. imagine that!?!?

    • why are you referring to your children as “sprogs”? i think the welfare of children is everyone’s business and it’s a shame every lowlife on the planet can reproduce and neglect and/or abuse their children and it’s THEIR BUSINESS.

      • sprogs comes from an old european slang word for children. it’s my wonky term of endearment.

        and. sadly. anyone CAN have a kid and it IS none of your business. deal with it *shrug

  • Wow, cool down alexis.

    Erykah just said that there should be a way to “ENCOURAGE” people to breastfeed. No one is really advocating taking away the choice to do otherwise.

    I was the only child in my family who didn’t get breastfed, and I’m fine now but I grew up with more health complications in comparison to my other siblings + I am the only short one (haha, this could just be genetic). My mother was going through some personal ish so she couldn’t breastfeed me, and I don’t blame her at all for it.

    My precarious health as a child could have been because of the lack of breastfeeding, or a host of other things, or all of those things combined, but the fact is breastfeeding is the best thing to do for your child and you can’t argue around that.

    Guilt-tripping moms into doing it isn’t cool either, but they should be made aware of the fact that it is the BEST thing to do for a growing infant.

    I am not judging you for choosing formula for your kids, and its great that they turned out happy and healthy. But acting like breastfeeding is a “meh” issue is ridiculous.

    • firstly, my caps-lock statement was meant for the first few commnenters.

      that being said… look. science has shown us that breastfeeding is better for babies, right? I’m not disputing that. and already we have OBGYNs and nurses and grandmothers that “encourage” new moms to breastfeed.

      so. when someone gets all self-righteous and starts telling — not “encouraging” — women to do anything just because they can do it or that’s the way they did it or whatever bullshit they have to sling. I call shenanigans. The End.

  • I really hate it when anyone says “bringing a life into this world is the single most important thing a person can undertake”. So curing diseases or ending poverty if done by childless people is not that important? Can someone just tape this chick’s luscious noise hole shut already?

    • I agree – that is a stupid thing to say. Those that choose not to have their own kids are just as important – and maybe even more so these freaking days.

    • Maybe before she popped her sprog out (great word) she felt like beauty was the most important thing in the world.

      … here’s a though, what about adopting kids who don’t have homes? Could that be important too? :) ;)

    • naturally. what this planet needs is more fecking people. *eye roll* have kids if you want to, but don’t get all on your high horse about how important you are for doing it.

  • I never thought I’d find boobie nazis on a gossip blog. Alexis, I bet you’re doing a great job with your sprogs.

    I was boob fed until I was a year old and I have a slew of health problems anyway. Everybody’s doing their best. What mothers need more than anything else is support and understanding, not crazy boob laws.

  • I was an adament “everyone should breastfeed” supporter and when i had my son there was no way he was having formula..then after months of feeding him every 2 hours, getting no sleep (and i’m not exagerating) and feeling like i could chuck him out the window the next time he cried it hit have to do whatever it takes to keep yourself sane and him safe and healthy. Thank God I got through without the formula but I will never judge another mother for using formula. It’s a non-issue. Do what you need to do as a parent and fuck the haters.

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