August 29, 2016  

Gisele Bundchen Slammed for Breastfeeding View

August 4, 2010 (8:15 am) GMT
A teacher at Royal College of Midwives said not all women are capable of breastfeeding their child and giving them formula feed is not necessarily a form of neglect.

Supermodel has come under fire in the U.K. after calling for a "worldwide law" to ensure new mothers breastfeed their babies for six months after giving birth. The Brazilian beauty - who has a baby son, Benjamin - spoke out in America's Harper's Bazaar magazine, urging mums to feed their newborns naturally to ensure they get the nutrients they need.

She said, "I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months." But her comments have angered health experts in Britain - because not all new mums are physically able to breastfeed.

Sue Jacob, a midwife teacher at the Royal College of Midwives, tells Britain's Daily Star, "We know breastfeeding is good for women and children but we also don't want to marginalize those who can't breastfeed for whatever reason." Anti Breast Feeding Association member Tegan Churchill adds, "Choosing to formula feed is not child neglect."

More Gisele Bundchen News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Sharon Osbourne Faces Backlash After Undergoing Plastic Surgery for Her Ageless Look
  2. At Rob Lowe Roast, Ann Coulter Ends Up on the Receiving End of Comics' Jabs
  3. Jennifer Garner Appears to Be Crying During a Reunion With Ben Affleck
  4. Is Tupac Still Alive? Rapper's New Selfie Arrives 20 Years After His Death
  5. New 'Westworld' Trailer Sets Clear Distinction Between Reality and Fantasy
  6. New 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' Featurette Highlights 'Fierce Female' Characters
  7. Drake Trips on Rihanna's Dress After Declaring His Love for Her at the 2016 MTV VMAs
  8. 'Fear the Walking Dead' 2.10 Preview: Travis and Chris Run Into New Group