With one image blasted into the social media universe, Gisele Bundchen may have just forwarded the cause of breastfeeding more than years of stern advocacy from groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization. On Tuesday, the super model posted a picture of herself swathed in a white bathrobe nursing her one-year-old daughter Vivian while being fussed over by a manicurist, make up artist, and hairstylist along with the note, "What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking #gettingready."
Despite a huge amount of research touting the benefits of breastfeeding and recommending that babies be nursed for at least a year, in the United States only 49% of babies are breastfeeding at all by the age of six months. In some states such as Mississippi (19%), Arkansas (24%), and Alabama (29%), the numbers are even lower. The reasons for giving up nursing one's child are complicated, including theRead More »from Gisele Bundchen and the Rebranding of Breastfeeding