Supermodel Gisele Bundchen shared a photo of her “multitasking” as she was breastfeeding her daughter, while getting her hair, make-up, and nails done.
The busy mom is the top paid model in the world, and the wife of NFL player Tom Brady. She was getting ready for work and needed to look perfect, but her one-year-old baby was hungry so she uninhibitedly put her to the breast.
Gisele Bundchen posted her photo to Instagram on Tuesday with the caption:
“What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking#gettingready.”
Gisele Bundchen’s Instagram has put her in the middle of the controversial topic once more, but she has received praise for being an advocate for breastfeeding.
Some on Twitter and Instagram are thanking her for “a great example of working girl and mother” and a “thank you for normalizing breastfeeding.”
However, detractors such as Denise Albert of TheMoms.com, told Good Morning America on Wednesday she found the photo “obnoxious” and “a little outrageous.”
In 2010, Gisele Bundchen was criticized for telling Harper’s Bazaar that breastfeeding the couple’s son, Benjamin, helped her get her figure back after the birth, and added there should be a law to make moms breastfeed.
“Some people here 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?’ There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”
Gisele Bundchen had to issue an apology after her comments created a firestorm of attacks:
“I’m not here to judge (…) I think as mothers we are all just trying our best.”
“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.”
“My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law.”
Three years ago, Gisele Bundchen said that she has passion and beliefs about children, and becoming a new mom has brought a lot of questions which make her feel like she’s in a constant search for answers on what might be the best for her children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends “exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months (of a child’s) life,” and scientific studies have determined that there are also benefits for the mother including reduced stress levels, reduced risk of postpartum depression, and prevention against certain types of cancer.
However, the AMA makes it clear that breastfeeding is a personal choice and depends on each unique situation.
How do you feel about Gisele Bundchen breastfeeding Instagram?
[Image via Gisele Bundchen/Instagram]