Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson is determined to breastfeed her new son - even though it endangers her famous figure.

The leggy beauty, known as THE BODY for her astounding physique, gave birth to her and financier ARKI BUSSON's second son on 4 February (03) - and Elle is happy to put little AURELIUS CY ANDREA's health before her looks.

She explains, "Nowadays, all the doctors are saying that the recommended time for breastfeeding is six months, and I put the health of my children ahead of the way my body looks.

"It is tempting not to breastfeed because you lose the weight more quickly - you can diet, which you can't do when you're breastfeeding because you lose your milk. You can't do a lot of aerobic activity either.

"So you to not be vain for six months of your life and say, 'Okay, I'm going to be a bit heavier but I'm doing something really good for my child.' For me there's no question."

28/05/2003 20:10