Gisele Bundchen shared an intimate snapshot of breastfeeding daughter Vivian yesterday on Instagram as she was prepping for an event after a long day of traveling. As expected, the Internet flipped out over one of the most natural things in the world.
Bundchen has voiced her opinions about breastfeeding in the past to Harper’s Bazaar UK in 2010: “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?’ There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”
That statement sparked quite a bit of outrage, especially from mothers who had difficulties breastfeeding or who chose not to breastfeed. Some called Bundchen’s Instagram outrageous and obnoxious, but I hope the photo encourages positive conversation about breastfeeding in public, something we need to be more comfortable with.