Fact: Gisele Bundchen is not shy.
The supermodel is the latest celebrity to share a photo of herself breastfeeding her child – and it’s giving the word “multitask” a whole new meaning.
“What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking #gettingready,” the bombshell captioned the picture, which shows her nursing daughter Vivian Lake as she gets her hair, makeup and nails done. The 12 month old keeps busy by playing with mom’s necklace.
The wife of NFL star Tom Brady is earning a lot of praise for posting the image on her social media account. “What a refreshing photo. You could have easily shoveled your child off to a nanny, but you didn’t,” one Instagram user commented. Another added, “Love it girl! Thanks for showing how beautiful following your natural mama instincts can be.”
Gisele has been outspoken about breastfeeding in the past. She caused quite an outrage when she talked about the subject matter to Harper’s Bazaar in August 2010 after giving birth to her first child, son Benjamin.
“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?’” she said. “There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breast-feed their babies for six months.”
The Brazilian beauty clarified her comments on her blog, saying she is “not here to judge.”
But Gisele isn’t the first starlet to be so open about breastfeeding. Scroll below to see the other stars who are big advocates:
Miranda KerrIn early 2011 (way before she split with hubby Orlando Bloom), the actor snapped a photo of his wife nursing their then 2-week-old son, Flynn. The Victoria’s Secret model posted it on her Twitter account. “We both loved it and wanted to share it,” she said. “The pleasant surprise was that it also had the added benefit of promoting breastfeeding.>The songstress shared a shot of her breastfeeding daughter Willow in June 2012. Willow was 12 months old at the time. She posted a second pic four months later. “I do on purpose,” Pink said about nursing in public. “I think breastfeeding is healthy and natural and it’s a comfort to my baby so I can give a s—t what somebody else thinks.Mom to two daughters, Ramona, 7, and Gloria, 19 months, the actress knows a thing or two about breastfeeding. “I’m not a leave-them-in-their-crib-to-cry kind of girl. Fundamentally, I didn’t find that worked. Everyone’s got their own thing, you know? You can’t tell another person when it’s right to stop breastfeeding, or how to put your kid to sleep. Every child is different. November 2008 issue featured Angelina on the cover feeding one of her and Brad Pitt’s then 3-month-old twins [Knox or Vivienne]. Brad photographed it all. “I had lost my mom, I’d had a baby and I’d been breastfeeding and I was in a very emotional place as a woman,” she recalled. “I knew instinctually and talked to Brad about it, that if I could find something that would get me physical again it would be like therapy, because everything was making me cry.Salma HayekThe actress did something incredible during a trip to Sierra Leone in 2009. Salma famously breastfed a week-old infant, whose mother was too weak to produce milk herself. “I was weaning Valentina [then 2-years-old], but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breast-fed the baby,” she said. “You should have seen his eyes. When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying.”Julie BowenThe Modern Family star welcomed twin boys in 2009. She made an appearance on Lopez Tonight in 2010 and shared a shot of herself nursing them. “It’s like two little liposuction machines on you,” she said. “They suck the fat out of you…They’re doing God’s work right there, helping me return to my birth weight.”By Chantal Waldholz / @blondieewood
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