Kelly Rutherford on Nursing While Pregnant
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Kelly Rutherford is pulling double duty! The 40-year-old actress tells the Dec. 29 issue of US Weekly that as she awaits the birth of her second child with husband Daniel Giersch, she’s still nursing the couple’s 2-year-old son Hermès Gustaf Daniel. Citing the “amazing bond” created by breastfeeding, Kelly is letting Hermès dictate when it is time to wean. “Some cultures do it up to five years, normally,” she explains. “I thought, ‘Well, I’ll just do it as long as it feels right for my son.'”
Bonding aside — like many moms — Kelly believes that breastfeeding played a big part in her postpartum weightloss, and hopes it will again after baby-on-the-way makes his or her debut in June.
“I was thinner after my pregnancy than before, and I think a lot of it was the nursing. They say it helps get your body back to shape in a natural way.”
Source: US Weekly