Breastfeeding Law?

I think that breastfeeding is a good idea. As a man, I have no personal experience with the time commitment etc. that it takes to breastfeed.

My personal experience is limited to making sure that all the necessary accoutrements for gathering, storage and preservation of breast milk are present. The other thing I can say is that both my kids were breastfed and they have, so far, both been really healthy.

I know they didn’t get as many infections as formula fed kids, but I can’t sit here and say empirically that it was due to them being breastfed. I disagree that there should be a “law” but I do think it should be “strongly encouraged” whenever it’s possible.

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Breastfeeding should be ‘the law’, says supermodel


By Philippa Roxby
Health reporter, BBC News

Gisele Bundchen
Gisele: the perfect mum?

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen says that all mothers should be made to breastfeed their babies for the first six months of their lives.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, she said: “I think breastfeeding really helped [me keep my figure].

“Some people here [in the US] 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,” she continued.

Gisele, who is married to American football star Tom Brady, gave birth to her first child, Benjamin, in December.

The world’s highest paid supermodel had a natural birth at her home in Boston after meditating throughout her eight-hour labour.

She told the magazine that she got up to make pancakes the morning after the birth and was modelling swimwear just six weeks later.

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