Gisele Bundchen's Breastfeeding Comments Spark Controversy

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen presents an outfit from a 2010-2011 Spring-Summer collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week, in  Brazil, on June 13, 2010.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen presents an outfit from a 2010-2011 Spring-Summer collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week, in Brazil, on June 13, 2010. (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK (CBS) Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen has re-ignited a long-standing war over breastfeeding.

In an interview with the UK edition of Harper's Bazaar, the new mom and wife of New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady, called for a worldwide law requiring mothers to breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life.

The magazine quotes her as saying, "Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?"

Her comments set off a firestorm of criticism from parents who held opposing beliefs and accused her of insensitivity.

She used her blog this week top respond to critics and clarify her comments.

"I understand that everyone has their own experience and opinions and I am not here to judge," she wrote. "I believe that bringing a life into this world is the single most important thing a person can undertake and it can also be the most challenging. I think as mothers we are all just trying our best."

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