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Salma Hayek Breastfeeds African Baby

Feb. 11 2009, Published 5:14 a.m. ET

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Salma Hayek let Nightline and Cynthia McFadden follow her on a goodwill trip to Sierra Leone a few months ago, and in an extraordinary gesture, Salma breastfed a newborn baby boy whose mother had no milk.

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spoke of the incident recently and Nightline aired video of the feeding. "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. You should have seen his eyes. When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying."

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Hayek's own daughter Valentina turned one just before she took the trip.

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