Salma Hayek: “I Can’t Stop” Breastfeeding

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We’ve seen those adorable mother-daughter photos, but we didn’t know quite how inseparable Salma Hayek and Valentina Paloma were until just now. The star recently confessed to London’s The Times that she's totally hooked on breastfeeding now 13-month old Valentina. “I’m like an alcoholic,” says Salma. “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, and then, when I see how much good it is doing her, I can’t stop. Eet’s a very powerful thing.”

As mamis know, the decision of when to stop breastfeeding is super personal; but Salma doesn’t mind dishing on the full details of her experience! “…Let me tell you it’s toff. You don’t know what pain I’m in after two hours, how difficult it was at first. And by the way, the myth that says you lose all this weight when you breast-feed? That is sooo not true….It’s like, ‘Please, everyone, can you stop telling me I look really well?’” Salma’s dose of realness in talking about her baby is much appreciated—can you imagine Jennifer Lopez ever sharing that kind of info?

Still, we’re more than a little disappointed that she’s disclosing all this to a reporter who clearly looks at Latinas as bosom-flaunting, amusingly accented sex creatures. Notice something funny about the spelling of certain words in the above quotes? That’s because The Times reeeally wants you to know that the way Salma talks is so weird and hilarious! At one point, the writer quotes Salma as saying, “Joo don’t’ know?” and also recalls meeting her for the first time eight years ago, describing the actress as a “slightly haughty, heavily accented babe flouncing around.” In said writer’s mind, she’s since evolved: “Scroll forward, and the Speedy Gonzales accent is intact, but she’s 10 times more friendly and, with a little weight on her, more glossy and Latinalicious than ever.”

More Latinalicious than ever? Well, thank goodness for that! Salma, please keep on sharing details about life with Valentina, and we promise to keep eating it all up—just be careful who you talk to next time.

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