Danica McKellar Just Stopped Breastfeeding Her 2 1/2-Year-Old Son Draco
Milk does a toddler good! Danica McKellar -- who used to play Fred Savage's love interest, Winnie Cooper, on Wonder Years — is finally weaning her 2 1/2-year-old, she told Us Weekly at the Thursday, May 2 launch bash for Milky, Tia and Tamera Mowry's new herbal tea supplement to boost milk production in nursing mothers.
"[We] actually just finished breastfeeding a couple of weeks ago," McKellar said of her toddler boy Draco. "I’m a huge fan of breastfeeding, and I love the fact that Tia and Tamera came out with this product."
The actress, 38, who made headlines post-Wonder Years for being a math wiz (she even has a theorem named after her -- the Chayes-McKellar-Winn theorem-- and is the author of math books for girls, including Kiss My Math and Girls Get Curves), explained how she was able to maintain her milk supply for such a long time. "If I were having to pump, it wouldn't work. I don't get that much when I pump. When he nurses directly, it's no problem. Supply and demand. I've been really fortunate that way," she shared.
The transition was a slow and steady one. "[Draco] still asks for it sometimes, but he's ready to be independent. He asks, but only in the morning when he's still half asleep. He doesn't ask during the day at all," McKellar told Us. "It's like an automatic response, but then he starts playing and forgets."
Though McKellar and her husband Mike Verta finalized their divorce earlier this year, the actress, who most recently starred in Lifetime's Love at the Christmas Table, is open to having more kids. "I'm divorced so I have to find the father, but it's definitely an option. It's something I think about sometimes and if it's right, I would definitely go for it."
Last June, she wrote about the split on her blog. "The end of a marriage has got to be one of the saddest events one can experience -- I've heard that the pain is second only to an actual death in the family, and that sounds about right… However, I am so grateful that my relationship with my ex, Mike Verta, has been nothing but amicable…. We are both totally in love with our little boy, and believe this is the best thing for him."