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Sophie Gregoire Children: PM's Wife Gets Candid With Katie Couric About Breastfeeding

03/09/2016 01:13 EST | Updated 03/11/2016 07:59 EST

During a recent candid interview with Katie Couric, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau talked about everything from her official title (or lack thereof) to her past struggles with bulimia.

Toward the end of the 14-minute interview, Yahoo's global news anchor mentioned the Prime Minister's wife's recent disclosure in Chatelaine that she breastfeeds her two-year-old son Hadrien.


Couric began her question by saying that the topic of extended breastfeeding seems to "incite all kinds of opinions" in the U.S., to which Grégoire-Trudeau simply shrugged.

When asked if she has any thoughts on that issue, Grégoire-Trudeau said emphatically, "I do have thoughts on that issue. I think it's a woman's choice."

"I breastfed my three babies, I also gave them formula," she continued. "I don't judge what your decision is."


The mom of three is interested in women's health and has read a lot about the "scientific proof that breast milk is amazing. So if I can continue to feed my child even if he's two, I'm not going to stop if he wants it. I think it's a beautiful bond. I encourage it."

But she stresses that it's an individual's choice: "Like I said, I don't judge and I also gave formula to my kids so, c'mon, find your own balance."

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