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Halle: I’m so blessed

Halle Berry is incredibly happy to have a baby boy at 47.

The actress and husband Olivier Martinez welcomed son Maceo in October 2013. According to Halle, having a baby was not something she expected to happen at this point.

“I just feel great because I have another baby. I never thought that at my stage in life another baby -- and a baby boy -- was coming to me, so yeah, I’m blessed,” she told Extra.

Halle also has daughter Nahla, five, from her relationship with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey. Currently filming TV show Extant, the star makes a point of having her children with her on set as much as possible.

“What I’m learning to do, trying to right now, is find the balance… my baby is always with me on set. I bring my daughter after school. I have a nursery there, a playroom for her, so I try to make it as nice as I can for them to spend time with them, see them,” she explained.

Little Nahla is apparently thrilled to have a brother, and tries to take care of him as much as possible. According to Halle, Nahla is practically a second mother to the five-month-old.

“It’s like one of her doll babies came alive. She gets to take care of him, feed him, change his diapers, play with him, dress him up in different clothes like five times a day because she can, so she loves it,” said Halle.

The X-Men star bounced back into shape quickly after giving birth, and says breastfeeding Maceo helped. The actress recommends every new mother do the same to lose weight effortlessly.

“Every mother should breastfeed. It’s the quickest way to shed the initial weight and then you have to eat right,” she said.

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