Gisele Bundchen may as fit as hell, but she’s also dumber than a sack of marmalade. According to the empty-headed siren of the catwalks :
“Some people 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,”
This issue really gets my personal goat. My wife found breastfeeding to be the hardest, most stressful and painful thing about having a baby. After 2 months of pain, heartache and £200s worth of nipple cream, I finally persuaded her that it simply wasn’t worth the tears and the tiredness.
Frankly I’d have had her give it up after 2 weeks.
And then I’d come home from work to find her in tears, trying to squeeze drops out for the boy in a state of near-desperation. In the interim, a health worker would have been been. Armed with pamphlets and a shiny-eyed zealotary that ONLY BREAST MILK WORKS and COW AND GATE WERE FOUNDED BY NAZI WAR CRIMINALS. Essentially, she would bully my wife into “one more go”. In her own home. Exactly whose tits were they??
After the 3rd such occurrence, I gave serious thought to staying at home one day to stop them coming in by means of the toe of my boot.
Breast feeding is one of the most personal things a woman can do (legally, anyway) and that makes it a very personal choice to make. The key word here being “personal”. It’s perhaps easier for Gisele with an army of nutritionists on hand and probably not doing her own laundry and shit.
Anyway, she can now been added to the ever-spiralling roster of people who mistake having a public profile with having the right or responsibility to lecture the rest of us poor schlubs about our personal choices. Jamie Oliver, Bono, every tedious, breast-beating hanger-on to every quango and campaign and “let’s have a debate about….” start-up with a press campaign and a celebrity you can think of… you know the crowd.
Just. Shut. Up.