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Hillary Duff: Seeing Luca Thrive on Breastmilk is Rewarding

Posted by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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 from: http://celebritybabies.people.com/2012/04/19/breastfeeding-johnson-and-johnson-hilary-duff-nursing-luca-is-rewarding/

Hilary Duff: Seeing Luca Thrive on Breastmilk Is Rewarding

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New mom Hilary Duff is splitting the parenting with Mike Comrie, but there’s one aspect of tending to their son Luca Cruz that she has to handle herself.

“He’s really hands-on during the day,” the actress and singer, 24, who is the new spokesperson for Johnson’s Baby Cares initiative, tells PEOPLE of her husband.

“But at night, I’m the only one that can feed the baby. I wasn’t going to make him suffer just because I was having to get up.”

Though she leaves pumped milk for Comrie and her mother, who watches the baby while she takes a Pilates or spin class, Duff enjoys the time she spends nursing her 4-week-old son.

“It’s such a wonderful bonding time,” says Duff. “Just to have your baby thrive and knowing that you’re doing that and you’re responsible — it’s such a rewarding feeling.”

That same sense of responsibility since she entered into the world of motherhood motivated Duff to partner with Johnson’s Baby Cares for their Save the Children campaign, which will assemble, donate and distribute 5,000 Johnson’s Baby Care Kits that will provide families with baby care essentials immediately, during and after disasters.

“I’m involved in many different charities, but just becoming a new mom and when I heard about Johnson’s doing this, I was really inspired,” she explains.

“It’s such a great thing to have these kits be prepared for these new moms [so they are able] to take care of their babies. That’s all that’s been on my mind. The second that you have your baby, you’re like, ‘Okay, I’m 100 percent responsible for this.’”

At this point in Luca’s life, Duff says the relatively monotonous daily routine is broken up by frequent milestones.

“The day is exciting if he makes a new face or he gets to take a real bath instead of a sponge bath,” she shares.

“You know what was a big milestone? The belly button falling off. That was a huge one. And then I wanted to keep it but my husband was like, ‘No, that’s gross, you can’t keep it!’ I’m like, ‘I’m totally keeping it,’ and I secretly kept it.”

Duff adds, laughing, “But now it’s not a secret anymore. It’s in a Ziploc bag in the back of my makeup drawer. Luca’s going to think I’m a freak!”

– Julie Jordan and Liz Raftery

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ashleigheg
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 1:19 AM
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I'm so glad to hear she's breastfeeding, AND that she finds it as rewarding as it actually is!
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CjEmmemommy
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 1:22 AM
I love breastfeeding. Its amazing, I never shared that part.
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kathislove80
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 5:25 AM
I like her, she seems very sweet and npenal. Her baby is super cute
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melindabelcher
by mel on Apr. 27, 2012 at 5:36 AM
She sounds awesome.
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hooraywesay
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 6:52 AM
I've loved her since she was Lizzie McGuire, lol. Awesome!
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MommyOfTheBest2
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:03 AM
Ew @ keeping the cord, yay for bf'ing.
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ashleybgarcia
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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I kept my sons. Lol.


Quoting MommyOfTheBest2:

Ew @ keeping the cord, yay for bf'ing.

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MommyOfTheBest2
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM
My sister kept my nieces too. Both of my kids' went straight to the trash lol. I kept the clips.


Quoting ashleybgarcia:

I kept my sons. Lol.




Quoting MommyOfTheBest2:

Ew @ keeping the cord, yay for bf'ing.


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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:34 AM

I think this is awesome..we need younger celebrities to be involved connected moms and this sounds like she is!

annaica
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 2:25 PM
Yeah, stories like this are great. More talk about breastfeeding in the media is usually a good thing :)

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

I think this is awesome..we need younger celebrities to be involved connected moms and this sounds like she is!

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