Gisele Bündchen is a strong believer in breastfeeding — but she’s clarifying some controversial comments she made to the U.K. version of Harper’s Bazaar about the practice.
On Tuesday Bündchen took to her Web site to respond to critics and moms who reacted angrily to her quotes.
“My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law,” the supermodel wrote.
“Becoming a new mom has brought a lot of questions, I feel like I am in a constant search for answers on what might be the best for my child.”
In the magazine interview, Bündchen, 30, who welcomed baby Benjamin Rein with husband Tom Brady last December, said, “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?’ “
But in her blog, Bündchen said she now regrets that her statement sounded so “black and white.”
“I am sure if I would just be sitting talking about my experiences with other mothers, we would just be sharing opinions. I understand that everyone has their own experience and opinions and I am not here to judge,” she writes.
“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,” she adds. “I think as mothers we are all just trying our best.”
— Charlotte Triggs