From Breast Milk in the Nose to Yoga with Kids: Gisele Bündchen's Natural Approach to Parenting
"If they had something in their eyes, I'd put breast milk in their eyes," she explained. "Before their flight, I would get a dropper and put milk up their nose … to [ward off] the bacteria on the plane."
BREASTFEEDING IS BEST
"There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months," Bündchen told Harper's Bazaar U.K.
"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?' " the 38-year-old supermodel added.
YOGA IS A MUST
Son Benjamin was born at home in warm water in a deep bathtub with the help of a midwife. "I wanted to experience the transformation," the Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life author told Vogue in 2010.
"It was the most amazing experience of my life, feeling him come through my body," she recalled. "And once he was born, I never felt so empowered as looking at him and thinking, 'Oh, my God, we did it together!' "
ALWAYS EXERCISE IN ALL WAYS
Bündchen's sore-throat care is all natural. "I pour really cold milk onto a cloth, cover the outside of the cloth in plastic wrap and arrange it around [Vivian's] throat," she wrote in her book. "It's a little stinky the next morning, but Vivi's sore throats are usually gone — I have no idea why."
She added, "No matter what country we are born in, the earth is the home we all share, so we should take care of it. In a way, we are all Earth trustees, and we need to make sure we leave it in a better place for future generations."
The model revealed she had her son potty trained by 6 months old. Bündchen carried Benjamin around completely naked as part of a process called "elimination communication" or "natural infant hygiene," which expedited her response to her son's bathroom needs.