Models speak out about their exercise routines and their diet regimens... so why not their post-pregnancy habits?
Miranda Kerr is just the latest model to chat freely about her breastfeeding, telling the New York Post, "It's milking time... I'm still breast-feeding. I'm pumping, and it's going well."
Which makes Miranda similar to several other high-profile model peers. Gisele Bundchen made headlines last year when the new mother told Harper's Bazaar UK:
"Some people here [in the U.S.] 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?'"
She added, "I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months."
Under media pressure she backpedaled on the "worldwide law" part, but she did put a controversial subject on the map: should women -- or must women -- breastfeed their newborns? And is it OK to do in order to lose weight?
While there is plenty of debate, one trend is clear: it's the thing to do for many models. Another Brazilian model Adriana Lima told The Huffington Post, "I did breastfeed, but for me it did not make me lose weight. Every woman is different....so just stick with your beliefs and as long as you try your best, that's what matters."
Which other models fall alongside Adriana, Gisele and Miranda in the breastfeeding debate? See below.
Miranda: "I'm still breast-feeding. I'm pumping, and it's going well." (Getty photo)
Angela was photographed breastfeeding her son in the August 2006 issue of Vogue. (Getty photo)
Heidi: "I never looked at breastfeeding in terms of, 'This is something that helps me.' Breastfeeding helps my child. The after effect: yes, you lose your weight in a normal manner." (WireImage photo)
Jourdan: "I was loving my new body so much I was trying my hardest to keep the baby weight on! I breastfed for nine months though and people say breastfeeding helps you lose weight." (Getty photo)
Eva: "I now have 10 pounds more than before -- and most of them seem to be in my breasts! I'd love to keep the extra weight in this place! Right now, I try to eat a lot of fatty foods, because I believe this is good for my milk." (Getty photo)
Gisele: "My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. It comes from my passion and beliefs about children." (Getty photo)
Adriana: "I did breastfeed, but for me it did not make me lose weight. Every woman is different....so just stick with your beliefs and as long as you try your best, that's what matters." (Getty photo)
Arizona: "You just have to give your body time. You can't have a three-month-old baby and think, 'That's it for me.' I tell mothers that you have to wait a whole year before you start judging your body, before you start working on it. Just give yourself a whole year of rest. And breastfeed. I'm a big advocate of breastfeeding." (AFP photo)