She tried to make a point, but failed. Gisele Bundchen’s comments to UK magazine Harpers Bazaar that breastfeeding should be mandatory kicked up a stink, and now she wants to clarify things.
First-time mum Bundchen, 30, told the magazine, “There should be a worldwide law…that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”
Bundchen has since taken to her blog to expand on her point and answer her critics.
“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.”
She continues: “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,” she adds.
“I think as mothers we are all just trying our best.”
Hold on to that publicist, honey. She’s good, very good! When your brain farts, the best thing you can do is name it and claim it.