I was recently reading the below article on SMH.com.au, and I thought to myself that this posed a really interesting question. 'Do I want to give chemical food (in the form of formula) to my child when they are so little?'
My sister has had a baby and Meika is almost 7 weeks old. She has a bottle at night, what's my thoughts on substitution feeding?
I guess it's a decision which solely lies with the Mother, but I am pro-breastfeeding all the way! It what I can see so far, it leads to a calmer, happier, healthier baby.
Here is the article for a read...
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen wants mothers to be forced to breastfeed for the first six months of their baby's life.
The Brazilian catwalk star, who lives in the US, risked controversy by saying there should be a law preventing mothers from using formula milk.
"I think breastfeeding really helped (me keep me figure)," the 30-year-old told Harper's Bazaar magazine.
"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."
Bundchen, the world's highest-paid supermodel, had a natural birth at her home in Boston in December after meditating throughout her eight-hour labour.
The model, who is married to American football star Tom Brady, got up to make pancakes a day after her first child, son Benjamin Rein, was born and was modelling swimwear just six weeks later.
She said meditating every day prepared her for giving birth.
"It prepared me mentally and physically. It's called 'labour' not 'holiday' for a reason, and I knew that," she said.
"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."