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Salma Hayek Feeds the Hungry…With Her Boobs


Salma recently confided during a USATODAY interview that during her trip to Africa she felt a deep maternal need to intervene in the case of one child whose mother was unable to breastfeed.

“The baby was perfectly healthy, but the mother didn’t have milk. He was very hungry. I was weaning Valentina, but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breast-fed the baby,” she says, her voice dropping.

“You should have seen his eyes. When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying.”

Well, she definitely has all the necessary equipment. 

This is decidely noble of her and I applaud Salma for her, uh….generosity, but the whole situation is somewhat awkward. I just imagine the whole thing with the interviewer going something like that scene in Meet the Parents where Ben Stiller’s character claims to have milked his cat. 

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  • I know that’s what wet nurses did back in the day, and it is a great thing she did. It still just seems so off to have someone else’s kid suck on your boobies.

    • I SHOULD BE THAT HUNGRY!! Erin your actually saying it was a great thing she did, but your calling it weird! That doesn’t make sense>

  • yeah, well, drinking milk from a cow’s udder seems a bit awkward but people do that anyway.

    i think it’s awesome of salma.

  • really? you think it’s “awkward” to feed a baby who is starving to death? hmm. i think it’s pretty damn heroic.

  • How in the world is this even remotely “awkward?” Seriously? This story broght tears to my eyes when I first read it, it touched me that much. Salma Hayek just won a respecting, admiring fan for LIFE, what she did was the most simple yet beautiful gesture of love, and sensitivity, and she didn’t even give a FUCK what the interviewers or audience might think about it, so HOW IN THE WORLD IS THAT AWKWARD, I ask?

    • For real. People are so dumb. Anyone who has portable spare milk in their boobs who comes across a starving baby and doesn’t feed it or even thinks TWICE about it is a subhuman loser.

  • Women used to do this all the time for each other’s children and it was perfectly natural. Of course, that was way back in the day before the morality of “every man for himself” came along.

  • I think that baby would have been a lot better off if she had given its mom some of her millions of dollars instead of her tit.

  • OK, so I’ve never had big boobs, like ever, but I always thought big boobs were awesome and awe-worthy. However, does anyone else think it’s absolutely gross when there’s like no fat on the top half of the boob and the only big soft part is at the nipple area? Like if you take the dress off, Salma’s boobs would just hang down to her stomach and the only fatty part would be at the very bottom. I think that’s totally gross, like a tennis ball inside of a sock, you know? I think if you’re gonna have big boobs, you shouldn’t starve yourself so much that the top half of your chest can’t support the rest of the weight. And the blue veins are kind of unfortunate :(

  • Yes, they did that years ago and it was perfectly acceptable then. I guess that’s a very compassionate and awesome thing to do… with just a teeny tiny flavor of …uh, creepy? or weird? Maybe if they just weren’t so ginormous…

  • So I breastfeed and don’t find anything awkard about it at all but I do personally would feel strange breastfeeding someone elses child, I would have pumped the milk and then fed the baby. But that’s just me. I do think her feeding that baby and especially how she described the babys reaction to the milk was awesome and really respect her.

    • Just some context on why she didn’t pump –

      If you read more about this story, she was trying to set an example since women in Sierra Leone (which is where she was) are discouraged from breastfeeding by the men – their husbands reject them sexually for the duration of breastfeeding – so in her mind, the local women seeing her breastfeed a starving baby was part of the gift she was giving. Make sense?

  • here I am sitting with a black coffee in hand…..I don`t drink black coffee!
    “Yo Salma… a dear and pass over an udder willya!…ta!”

  • Good on her. When I give birth, if I can breatfeed, I would not hesitate to do the same thing.

    parental permission given of course.

    People are far too sensitive about breastfeeding. Its the most natural process in the world, and people often make it taboo.