Penelope Cruz talks being addicted to breastfeeding

Cruz plans on nursing six month old Luna for another seven months. Credit: Getty Images
Cruz plans on nursing 6-month-old Luna for another seven months.
Credit: Getty Images

Gisele Bundchen isn’t the only celebrity mom who enjoys nursing. Penelope Cruz admits she found breastfeeding her two kids “addictive” in the January 2014 issue of Allure magazine. The actress has two kids with husband Javier Bardem: son Leo, 2, and daughter Luna, 6 months.

“I was breastfeeding my son for 13 months, and I plan to do the same with my daughter,” she tells the magazine. “It’s hard when the day comes when you have to stop.” One side-effect she’s particularly enjoying: “I’m supposed to get extra calories because you burn, like, an extra 500 calories a day breastfeeding.”

Cruz also reveals how she spends her downtime with fellow mom Selma Hayek: “She’s one of my best friends. We call each other huevos (eggs) because when we were working together, we didn’t have children yet, so we used to sleep much more than we do now. It was a way to call each other lazy. We slept in the same bed so many times and it was like she was always trying to wake me up and call me huevos.”

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