Supermodel’s Instagram breastfeed

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When supermodel Gisele Bündchen shared a picture of herself on Instagram, she probably wasn’t expecting the debate it provoked: Not only is she breastfeeding her baby, but she’s also having her hair, nails and makeup done in preparation for a job. While some moms say it’s inspirational and a fantastic breastfeeding advocacy tool, others suggest that it’s just too “intimidating”.

Intimidating breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can be difficult to maintain if you’re working or trying to do anything else, and the model tagged her picture “multi-tasking”. Sure, she is preparing to work, presumably on a shoot, but she’s sitting back being pampered by an entire team. She even has someone to take her selfies for her…

While she clearly sees the benefits in breastfeeding, moms whose lives are not this glamorous are saying that it’s just not an accurate portrayal of what it’s like to be a working but breastfeeding mom. Still others accuse those moms of being jealous of her.

Image via officialgisele/Instagram




What do you think of the controversial image? Is it inspirational or intimidating?

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