The new mom ducks out of her charity fund-raiser early to nurse baby Nahla

By Amy Elisa Keith Kate Stroup
April 29, 2008 04:35 PM

Halle Berry is back on the scene just six weeks after giving birth – and she looks better than ever.

One day after she stole the show at a Beverly Hills auction in a plunging leopard-print dress, the 41-year-old stepped out again Monday, this time to host the Halle Berry Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament.

Although the actress didn’t golf, she did tool all around L.A.’s Mountain Gate Country Club, posing for pictures with the participants, including Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle and Berry’s model boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry.

“She stood right next to me and posed,” said one lucky golfer at the benefit for the Jenesse Center, which helps domestic-violence victims and their families. “So sweet and funny. She said she wasn’t playing because she was taking care of the baby.”

Little Nahla Ariela Aubry was nearby – in fact, chilling with a nanny in a trailer Berry had parked near the course.

“I only play golf because of my better half,” Berry said of Aubry later, as the golfers gathered for a celebratory lunch. (She also thanked her “sweetheart” for splashing out the cash for the event’s T-shirts and hats.)

Alas, Berry and Aubrey had to duck out at 4 p.m, just as the party was getting into full swing.

“I’m going to have to leave,” she said from the stage. “My baby is calling for my breast. So, if I don’t see everyone later, thank you!”