'Breastfeeding is addictive': Penelope Cruz on nursing her children until 13 months as she shows off her flawless freckles

By Daily Mail Reporter

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Peneople Cruz has opened up about motherhood, revealing that she will breastfeed her new daughter, Luna, until she is at least 13 months old.

The 39-year-old actress, who stars on the cover of Allure magazine's January issue, admitted that '[breastfeeding] is addictive.'

'I was breastfeeding my son 13 months, and I plan to do the same with my daughter,' she said. 'It's hard when the day comes when you have to stop.'

Penelope Cruz has opened up about motherhood, revealing that she will breast feed her new daughter, Luna, until she is at least 13 months old

Penelope Cruz has opened up about motherhood, revealing that she will breast feed her new daughter, Luna, until she is at least 13 months old

The stunning brunette, who put her freckles front and center for the magazine cover, gave birth to her son Leo in 2011 with her Spanish actor husband Javier Bardem. The couple welcomed their daughter, Luna, in July this year.

Life as a new mother has been especially rich with her best friend, Salma Hayek, whom Ms Cruz  met on the audition circuit before they both rose to fame.

 

'She's one of my best friends. We call each other huevos [eggs],' she said.

'It was because when we were working together, we didn’t have children yet, so we used to sleep much more than now.

The 39-year-old actress, who stars on the cover of Allure magazine's January issue, admitted that '[breastfeeding] is addictive'

The 39-year-old actress, who stars on the cover of Allure magazine's January issue, admitted that '[breastfeeding] is addictive'

'So 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.'

The Spanish actress, who stars in both the The Counselor and the upcoming Twice Born with Emile Hirsch, has also made headlines recently for her lingerie line, L'Agent by Agent Provocateur, which she created with her sister Monica.

Ms Cruz also directed a film for the line's campaign.

The Spanish actress looked flawless last week as she stepped out on the red carpet to promote The Counselor
The Spanish actress looked flawless last week as she stepped out on the red carpet to promote The Counselor

The Spanish actress looked flawless last week as she stepped out on the red carpet to promote The Counselor

'I did the whole casting myself. Some of the girls are two. Some of the girls are 50. I made sure that we had a couple of plus-size models. It's like a celebration of all types of beauty.'

She credits her creative parents, and equally creative childhood, for her own creative success.

'In my house every Sunday, everybody was cleaning the house. There was always music, and everybody was dancing, sometimes naked around the house. Not hippie, but very free.'

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For all of you saying breastfeeding is not addictive, please do your research! Breastfeeding releases the hormone oxytocin - the love and bonding hormone! It's very addictive!!!

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I don't know why all the arguments about breast/bottle feeding. I have two children and have used both methods. It's a very personal choice, I just don't see how it is anyone else's business!

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I think it's revolting - sue, Sheffield, 17/12/2013 23:55 I think your attitude is revolting!

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For some my milk dried up at 5 weeks, my second I gave up after it being all or nothing, and him being I'll, over hyped breast feeding, the guilt makers see to that one.

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Yeah thought how long it would take for breastfeeding to become a 'trend' thats why they they want to do it in public places because its a fashion statement...

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I agree with Penelope. There us nothing more natural than breastfeeding your new born. It's the most amazing feeling of closeness. I gave up after 6 months as I had to return to work and it was hard.

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I like that she's open about her own choices without trying to force it down everyone's throat like she's the perfect mother. Good on her for being able to breast feed easily and for that length of time.

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Not everyone who breast fed had an easy time of it... Trust me!

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Good for you! That's what they are for ! Cows milk is for baby calf's that's why bottle fed babies are so fat and unhealthy plus you can eat 3000 calories a day and not get fat! - kinglouis, LONDON, 17/12/2013 21:38 Nice comment! I love the breast feeding Gestapo's holier-than-thou attitude. I had no choice but to bottle feed because of medication I had to take after childbirth and I don't feel bad about it at all. My daughter is 15 months old, she is very healthy and not fat!!!! She has only been ill once for a couple of days with a cold and that was in the past month. And I still manage to have a fantastic bond with her.

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As long as she breastfeed in private..or cover with a blanket!!

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Joy you are an idiot. Why would you want to expose yourself? Are you an exhibitionist? It's bad enough that you are FORCING your sexorgans onto a baby's mouth. Child pomis illegal! Idiot!

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So ladies breasts are first and foremost sex organs are they? That's a new one.

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She is beautiful. Freckles can't be flawless, it doesn't make sense to describe them that way...but I love her freckles.

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