Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her NFL hubby Tom Brady recently celebrated their daughter Vivian’s first birthday. Now Bundchen is receiving praise from all over for posting a photo of herself getting her hair, make-up and nails done; all while breastfeeding baby Vivian. While many people seem to have a problem with having to see someone breastfeeding, the response was quite different this time around.
Bundchen began garnering comments that this was a great photo because it showed that you really can be a working woman and a mother at the same time. Others said that she looked like she really had a handle on multitasking. Many thanked her for showing that just because you have a busy lifestyle does not mean that you need to take time away from your children. One person thanked her for “normalizing breastfeeding”.
Unfortunately not all of the comments were good ones. There were a few who decided to have their say in the matter. Denise Albert of TheMoms.com had a few choice words about the photo for Good Morning America. She stated that breastfeeding is something that is a personal choice and Gisele’s post was obnoxious and outrageous.
In 2010 after the birth of her son, Benjamin Bundchen, she was criticized for her stance on breastfeeding. She has been very outspoken about how she feels about it. She said that she wouldn’t want her child to be drinking chemicals when they are so little and questioned why any mother would want to do that. She also said that she thought it should be a law that women must breastfeed their child up to at least six months of age. She later came back and apologized for the statement saying that she was not trying to judge anyone.