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The actress says she's "like an alcoholic" when it comes to feeding daughter Valentina

By Lisa Ingrassia
Updated November 12, 2008 04:35 PM
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Fourteen months after giving birth to daughter Valentina, Salma Hayek is still breastfeeding.

“I’m like an alcoholic,” the 42-year-old actress tells the London newspaper The Times. “I don’t care if I cry, I don’t care if I’m fat. I’m just gonna do it one more week, one more month, and then, when I see how much good it’s doing her, I can’t stop.”

Hayek says she believes it’s a myth that breastfeeding helps women shed their baby weight. “It’s so not true,” she tells the paper. “Can everyone stop telling me I look so well?”

While the actress did not discuss her relationship with Valentina’s father – her ex-fiance, French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault – she did offer her philosophy on relationships.

“I think it’s important for men to learn to follow someone’s essence,” said Hayek, who is due to guest star on upcoming episodes of NBC’s 30 Rock. “So regardless of what happens to the body, they can stay in love. They need to push further and look at you not just as a human body, but a fellow soul.”