Salma Hayek On Why She Breastfed Another Woman’s Baby

Salma Hayek

The catch? Valentina Paloma is completely clueless about her healthy habits. I camouflage them. They love pasta [so] I put [them] in tomato sauce, the Puss In Boots star, 45, reveals during a Friday appearance on the Rachael Ray Show . You know what you can hide really well? Aubergine [eggplant], roast carrots, roast bell peppers [and] you can put a little bit of greens if you put enough of the other stuff. However, Hayek has learned to cover her tricky tracks well because if Valentina were to find out, all bets would be off, the actress laughs. Theres got to be no clue that you lied because then shell find it, like, Aha! she says. You have to really puree [the vegetables]. Its the way to do it. The hands-on mothers tips dont end in the kitchen; Hayek, who globetrots with her family, including husband Francois-Henri Pinault, understands children arent always the best travel companions. Shes on the plane a lot and in the car a lot and sometimes they get cranky. Really, you know what that is? Theyre getting carsick, Hayek explains. I have these bracelets that are for motion sickness that I used while I was pregnant because I was carsick for 9 months nonstop! I put them on her and its made a huge difference. But whether theyre stateside or overseas , Hayek makes spending alone time with Valentina a priority. We have our dates that its just her and I, we have to have them, she shares.Theyre always at night, you know, we go to the movies or to dinner just her and I. Anya Leon

And the hot-blooded Latin passion that pours out of her sexy skin only adds fuel to the fire (We loved watching her lose her temper on Alec Baldwin as a recurring character on 30 Rock). From her dark hair and mysterious eyes to her amazing lips and curvaceous figure, Salma Hayek’s exotic features can be attributed to her Lebanese and Mexican heritage. SUCCESS Before landing roles in Hollywood, Salma Hayek was a star in Mexico thanks to parts in the Spanish TV shows Un nuevo amanecer and Teresa. However, success in Mexico was not enough for Hayek, so she headed for Hollywood. After English and acting lessons — and being discovered by Robert Rodriguez — Salma Hayek was cast in 1995’s Desperado, the film that launched Antonio Banderas ‘ career. It was mostly uphill for Salma Hayek from then on. In 1996, she appeared in From Dusk Till Dawn, followed by Fools Rush In in 1997. Next came 54 and The Faculty in 1998, Dogma and Wild Wild West in 1999, and Timecode and Chain of Fools in 2000. After a brief uncredited appearance in 2000’s Traffic, Salma Hayek starred as Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in 2002’s Frida, which she also coproduced. Her pet project garnered her Golden Globe, Oscar and Golden Satellite nominations for best actress, as well as Germany’s Golden Camera for Best International Actress. She is the executive producer of the hit comedy Ugly Betty, a television series on which she has also appeared. Salma Hayek Biography Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, and raised in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Her religious parents — father of Lebanese descent, mother of Spanish descent — wanted to ensure that their daughter would be well educated, and sent her to a Louisiana boarding school when she was 12. Sent back home for being a prankster, Salma Hayek finished high school and was sent to Houston to live with her aunt until the age of 17. salma hayek is teresa in mexico Once a college student in Mexico City, majoring in international relations studies, Salma Hayek finally decided to drop out (to her parents’ chagrin) to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an actress.

11, 2009 By KIMBERLY KAPLAN via Nightline Since ABC’s “Nightline” aired a story last week about Salma Hayek’s goodwill trip to Sierra Leone, there has been a world-wide outpouring of reaction. Newspapers from Europe to Australia have made headlines out of a portion of the story in which Hayek breastfeeds another woman’s newborn son on camera. The clip of Hayek nursing a very hungry baby boy (ironically born on the same day as her own daughter) has surfaced on YouTube as well as on dozens of other web sites, drawing thousands of comments. null null The actress and producer was told by doctors in Sierra Leone that many mothers stop breastfeeding their infants within the first few months after birth because of pressure from their husbands. Tradition has it, in some areas, that it is not acceptable to have sexual relations with breast feeding women. Sierra Leone has the highest infant mortality rate in the world, in part fueled by malnutrition. Physicians there told Hayek they would like to see mothers breastfeed for a full two years but that stigma too often gets in the way. Salma Hayek on Breastfeeding Hayek said her decision to breastfeed another woman’s child was an attempt to diminish the stigma placed on women for breast feeding. At the time she was still breastfeeding her 1-year-old daughter. null null She told “Nightline” co-anchor Cynthia McFadden that she thought her daughter wouldn’t mind sharing her milk. “Am I being disloyal to my child by giving her milk away?” Hayek said. “I actually think my baby would be very proud to share her milk. And when she grows up I’m going to make sure she continues to be a generous, caring person.” Hayek told McFadden that that the idea of helping a child in this way had a long tradition in her family.

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