Don’t hate Gisele for breastfeeding glamorously
What, you don't have a trio of stylists primping your long golden hair and impossibly flawless face and elegant fingernails while you breastfeed your baby? I guess you're not Gisele Bündchen, then. Earlier this week, the 33 year-old model and wife of NFL quarterback Tom Brady posted a photo on Instagram depicting exactly that scenario, with the caption, "What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking#gettingready." Cue controversy!
Denise Albert, co-creator of TheMoms.com, told ABC News Wednesday, "I think breastfeeding is a very personal thing. And for her to put this on Instagram while she’s getting her hair and make-up done is a little outrageous, and I think obnoxious." Writing in Elle, Jessica Grose added, "Yes, Gisele is breastfeeding her child like millions of women do every day. But the circumstances surrounding that act for Gisele are unfortunately anything but common." And in the Huffington Post, Lisa Belkin echoed the sentiment, in a story headlined, "If Only All Moms Could Breastfeed Like Gisele."