maybe it should be illegal for gisele to have "potty of the mouth syndrome"

some of you may have heard the recent outlandish comments made by super model gisele bundchen stating that she thinks formula feeding should be against the law and you will totally understand the need for my rant today. if you haven't heard here's a snippet of some her ridiculous statements showing how badly she is suffering from "potty of the mouth syndrome":

"The 30-year-old told the UK Harper's Bazaar magazine: "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 said meditating every day prepared her for giving birth, telling Harper's Bazaar: "It prepared me mentally and physically. It's called 'labour' not 'holiday' for a reason, and I knew that. You want to go into the most intense physical experience of your life unprepared? That doesn't make any sense to me. Then I was ready and I thought OK, let's get to work'. I wasn't expecting someone else to get the baby out of me."

(i've discussed (ranted about) this pic it here)

gisele has also been quoted as stating "that her labor was entirely painless" and that she "did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals". she also claims that her son was potty trained at 6 months of age. good for you gisele, we're so happy for you....not. what does she want - a freakin' medal?

i personally don't give a rat's ass that she meditated through her "painless birth" and that she thinks us regular women are "garbage disposals" for gaining a normal amount of weight during our's what happens when you eat like a normal, healthy pregnant women should! god knows what your son lived on as a fetus - carrot sticks and water? oh, and i guess i'm also a lazy mother because i had to have a c-section and have someone else get my baby out of me?

as for her over the top statement that it should be illegal for women not to breastfeed their children i seriously think she is either a) off her rocker or b) very hormonal. what's she gonna do - suggest we put women in jail and separate them from their newborns for a medical condition? or fine them in this economy? wtf! now don't get me wrong, i'm a big time advocate for breastfeeding our children, but some women just can't, bottom line. that doesn't mean they should be punished or ostracized. as mothers we do that enough to ourselves. did she ever think of the woman's feelings who can't breastfeed even though she may long too? or the mother who adopts a child and can't breastfeed them? c'mon.

after the interview spread around like wildfire she has now issued a statement trying to talk her way out of the giant shi&tstorm she has roused. if you care to hear more nonsense from her click here to read it.

what are your thoughts? my hubby couldn't stand to listen to me rant on this subject any longer so i'm turning to you ladies. let's have a conversation, join me in my ranting...haha. am i hormonal myself to be so angered by her statements?

via The Press Association
via Vogue
Via Babycenter

**(Added this morning) Ok ladies, let's get one thing straight first. This post was not put up for us to argue with each other. It has nothing to do with breastfeeding/vs formula feeding and who is right and wrong, I posted it to say how nuts I think Gisele is for saying that it should be ILLEGAL to not breastfeed.

Secondly, I am a huge advocate of breastfeeding and believe that if you can you should. I put up this rant because I simply think that it is ignorant to think that it should be ILLEGAL to not do it.

As for the media, well this blog is sort of a form of social media. This blog helps me to deal with being a mom and gives moms a place to voice all the ups and down of motherhood and unfortunately seeing and hearing media about other famous moms is something that is very hard to escape nowadays.

Could we just ignore it - yes. Would it still upset us - yes. Would we bottle it up - yes. Who needs more bottled up emotions when you are a mother? We're hard enough on ourselves. I was very upset and hurt when I read her comments and felt that I just had to say my piece. It touched a sore spot for me. Maybe I shouldn't have been, but I am one of those mothers who needed help with both of my births and who know a few ladies who wanted desperately to breastfeed and couldn't. When a woman hears those kinds of statements from another mom it hurts, no matter who she is or where she hears it.