Currently expecting her second child, Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford has kept busy throughout her pregnancy, filming the hit show in NYC while caring for son Hermés Gustaf Daniel, 2.
On Wednesday, the actress took time out to sit on Seventh Generation’s healthy home panel, which launched Health eHome, a partnership between WebMD, Healthy Child Healthy World and Seventh Generation. The website lets families see the potential dangers and hazards in every room in their house while offering safer alternatives with quick bites of info and videos."I discovered [Seventh Generation] products a long time ago — maybe 10-15 years — because I’m very sensitive to smells. I [was] very sensitive to the products my mother used around the house. For me, it was heaven to find products that are biodegradable. They’re not bad for you, and also not bad for the future of your kids and the environment. It’s such a huge concern for all of us. It’s such a comfort as a mom to know that he can help me clean everything and he’s fine. Especially being pregnant, you’re wondering ‘What am I around?’ It’s nice to know that when you’re home, at least within your reach, you can do what you can to protect your kids."
Last December, you revealed that you are still nursing Hermés at age two and plan to nurse your daughter when she arrives. CBB readers Ruth and N.S. wanted to know more about this. Can you share your thoughts?
"I believe you should breastfeed as long as it’s right for you and your child — if that’s three months, six months, three years — that’s your business, and between you and your child. It can only be beneficial whether it’s nutritional or nurturing — you shouldn’t be limited by what other people’s opinions are.
[However,] I don’t judge anyone who doesn’t do it because it’s very difficult to do, especially in the beginning. For me, the people I had talked to when I got pregnant all believed in nursing, but it took me forever to be able to do it."Source