Having recently hit the one-year mark for nursing her daughter Valentina Paloma, 13 ½-months, Salma Hayek says she will continue to take breastfeeding day-by-day. Likening herself to "an alcoholic," the 42-year-old actress tells the Times Online that nursing is "a very powerful thing" and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon. "It’s like, I don’t care if I cry, I don’t care if I’m fat, I’m just gonna do it for one more week, one more month," she explains. "Then, when I see how much good it is doing her, I can’t stop."
Salma admits, however, that like many women she struggled in the early stages.
"It’s tough. You don’t know what pain I’m in after two hours, how difficult it was at first."
Touching on earlier statements she made during an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Salma says she does take issue with "the myth" that breastfeeding speeds weight loss. "That is soooo not true," she says — pointing to her tummy for proof. "It’s like, ‘Please, everyone, can you stop telling me I look really well?’"
Valentina is Salma’s only child with ex-fiancé François-Henri Pinault.
Source: Times Online