August 3rd, 2010
02:11 PM ET
When it comes to motherhood, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has never been shy about expressing her convictions.
She told American Vogue in April, 2010, that she kept careful watch over what she was putting into her body while she was pregnant. “I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds,” Bundchen said at the time.
Similarly, she’s told Harper’s Bazaar U.K. that she’s very conscious about what her 8-month-old son, Benjamin Rein, consumes as well.
“Some people here think they don't have to breastfeed,” Bundchen said in the magazine’s September issue, “and I think, Are you going to give chemical food to your child, when they are so little?'"
The 30-year-old model went on, “There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”
Bundchen, who said in April that she practiced kung fu and yoga until two weeks before Benjamin was born, described the physical activity as how she prepared, mentally and physically, for the experience.
“You want to go into the most intense physical experience in your life unprepared? That doesn’t make any sense to me,” she said. “I thought, OK, let’s get to work. I wasn’t expecting someone else to get the baby out of me.”
The U.K. issue of Harper's Bazaar goes on sale August 5.
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