Actress Penelope Cruz opens up about motherhood and reveals she finds it hard to stop breastfeeding
In a recent interview with Allure magazine, Penelope Cruz admitted plans to breastfeed her five-month-old daughter, Luna, until she’s at least 13 months old.
'I was breastfeeding my son 13 months and I plan to do the same with my daughter,’ she spoke of her two children with actor husband Javier Bardem. 'It's hard when the day comes when you have to stop.'
As well as opening up about motherhood, the 39-year-old actress also revealed that breastfeeding is the perfect excuse to clock up some extra calories, ‘I’m supposed to get extra calories because breast-feeding you burn, like, an extra 500 a day.’
Penelope gave birth to her son Leo in 2011 with Javier and the couple had their daughter, Luna, in July this year.
It seems playing an infertile woman in her latest movie The Counselor has made Penelope even more aware of the importance of family. ‘I always knew I wanted a family because of the way I grew up. It’s always been the most important thing.’
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