Happy mother Britney
13:30 09 January 2006
Britney Spears is happy and loving motherhood, her mum has revealed.
Lynne Spears says Britney is a devoted and contented mother to baby Sean Preston - but admits the 24-year-old is over protective.
She is quoted in Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "She's really picky.
"She doesn't let just anybody hold him, but she lets me. But she's very happy."
Lynne, 47, also insisted Britney's husband Kevin Federline is a hands-on dad and helps out with his 16-week-old son - despite rumours he was constantly partying following the birth.
She said: "Kevin does change nappies. It's special."
Last week, Federline laughed off rumours his marriage to Britney is on the rocks.
The pair have been plagued by speculation they will split following reports of a string of furious bust-ups.
It was even claimed Britney threw Federline out of their house and had consulted lawyers about a divorce.
But the former dancer, who was speaking to US radio host Ryan Seacrest, said everything is "wonderful".
When 'American Idol' host Seacrest asked him if he had been thrown out of the plush Malibu home he shares with Britney, Federline replied: "No way".
When quizzed about rumours of a divorce he simply laughed.
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