The 39-year-old actress, who gave birth to her second child, daughter Luna, in July, and also has 2-year-old son Leonardo with husband, Javier Bardem, 44, says breastfeeding helped her a lot in losing weight after becoming a mother.
The Oscar-winning actress shared in an interview with Red magazine that eating healthy foods was also helpful.
“I eat really healthily but I eat a lot, a lot,” Cruz says.
“I think I’m very lucky that I can breastfeed my children because sometimes even if a woman wants to, she can’t. I breastfed my son for 13 months and I plan to do at least the same with my daughter. That’s an amazing thing for babies, but it’s also really good for the mother because it regulates your body again after pregnancy,” she added.
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem began dating in 2007 and got married in July 2010 in a ceremony in the Bahamas.