Gisele Bündchen Shares Her Story For Breastfeeding Awareness Month

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In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, Gisele Bündchen made a personal post about her experience breastfeeding her children. The 39-year-old supermodel shared a throwback photo of herself breastfeeding her now six-year-old daughter Vivian, but also opened up about some of the harsh realities that come along with it.

“One of the most special moments I’ve shared with my kids was while breastfeeding,” Bündchen writes in her caption, “That special look you get, that feeling of connection is unlike anything I have ever experienced.”

But, as any mother knows, breastfeeding is not all warm and fuzzies. “Yes, in the beginning it can be difficult,” she continues. “It can hurt (the cracks, bleeding, engorgement), but no matter how challenging, I would not change that experience for anything in this world. I feel blessed that I was able to nourish them in this way.”

 

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One of the most special moments I’ve shared with my kids was while breastfeeding. That special look you get, that feeling of connection is unlike anything I have ever experienced. I love how #breastfeedingawarenessmonth shines a light on the importance of breastfeeding. Yes, in the beginning it can be difficult, it can hurt (the cracks, bleeding, engorgement), but no matter how challenging, I would not change that experience for anything in this world. I feel blessed that I was able to nourish them in this way. Congratulations to all mamas out there for the effort that we put in, the ones who breastfeed, and those who could not and have had heartbreaking moments trying to. I celebrate all of you! 💕 🤱🏼💗 Um dos momentos mais especiais que compartilhei com meus filhos foi durante a amamentação. O olhar especial que você recebe e o sentimento de conexão são diferentes de tudo que já experimentei. Adorei a iniciativa do #mêsdaconscientizaçãosobreaamamentação, pois esclarece a importância da amamentação. Sim, no começo pode ser difícil, pode doer (as rachaduras, o sangramento, o ingurgitamento), mas não importa o quão desafiador, não mudaria essa experiência por nada neste mundo. Me sinto abençoada por poder nutri-los dessa maneira. Parabéns a todas as mães pelo esforço que colocam , não só aquelas que amamentaram, mas também aquelas que não puderam e tiveram momentos dolorosos tentando. Eu celebro todas vocês!

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This isn’t the first time Bündchen has spoken publicly about her breastfeeding experience. In 2018, she opened up to People about how breastfeeding both of her children for more than 18 months changed the shape of her breasts, and the insecurities that caused her to have, especially given her career. “I felt very vulnerable, because I can work out, I can eat healthy, but I can’t change the fact that both of my kids enjoyed the left boob more than the right,” she told the publication.

But looking back, Bündchen has no regrets. The model ends her recent post with an encouraging message to all mothers, regardless if they breastfeed or not: “Congratulations to all mamas out there for the effort that we put in, the ones who breastfeed, and those who could not and have had heartbreaking moments trying to. I celebrate all of you!”

 

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My kids have expanded my heart in so many ways. They have given my life new meaning. Thru them, I got to experience the deepest and purest love. Everyday I learn so much with them and they inspire me to be the best that I can be. They are truly the most precious gifts! I am so grateful they chose me to be their mummy. Happy mother’s day to all the mothers out there! I know sometimes we can be hard on ourselves, but all we can do is our best. Sending so much love to all of you! Enjoy your special day! ❤ Meus filhos expandiram meu coração de muitas maneiras. Eles deram à minha vida um novo significado. Através deles, eu pude sentir o amor mais profundo e puro. Todos os dias eu aprendo muito com eles e eles me inspiram a ser o melhor que eu posso ser. Eles são os meus presentes mais preciosos! Sou grata por eles terem me escolhido como mãe. Feliz dia das mães para todas as mães! Sei que às vezes podemos ser muito duras conosco, mas tudo o que podemos fazer é o nosso melhor. Enviando muito amor para todas vocês super mães! Aproveitem seu dia especial!

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Bündchen’s husband, NFL star Tom Brady, showed his support by commenting a series of heart emojis on his wife’s post, which has nearly 568,000 likes. Thousands of other mothers have also shared their experiences in honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month; the hashtag currently has over 11,000 posts on Instagram.

“Feeling so blessed with the ability to breastfeed this little milk drunk monkey, and obsessed with the way our bodies are so in sync with each other’s,” ⁣influencer Kathryn Miranda Yates writes on her Instagram post.

Whatever your baby’s feeding story may be, it’s valid and beautiful. Props to all of he women sharing such personal stories.

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