In a conversation about breastfeeding, model Coco Austin has revealed that she still comfort breastfeeds her 5-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Chanel. The way in which Austin has breastfed her daughter has been a discussion for a very long time.
In an interview with Us Weekly, Austin says she is still breastfeeding her daughter, despite her being almost six years old in November. Austin says “Chanel still likes my boobs,” adding that nursing is “a big bonding moment for a mother and child.”
However, she is quick to point out that while Chanel still nurses, she eats other foods as well. “Why take that away from her,” Austin questioned. “If she doesn’t want it, alright, that’s where you stop it. But I’m not just going to say no.”
Ice-T Sticks Up for His Wife and Daughter Following Backlash Over Breastfeeding Interview.
But Coco’s honestly about breastfeeding has led to outsiders questioning her and her husband, actor Ice-T’s, parenting decisions. And Ice-T has just about had it with the trolls.
After people began to ask why breastfeeding is still a thing in their house, Ice-T responded on Twitter. “News Flash! We feed Chanel FOOD… She just likes to suck mom’s boob every now and then… Me Too!!!”
People also took offense to Ice-T admitting that he also is a fan of his wife’s breasts.
He then responded to several other tweets directly. In response to one Twitter user, Ice-T asked, “Why the F are you worried about MY Child??? That’s what’s weird. Now go back in the basement.”
However, Coco chose to only look at the positive and thanked the community of moms who have stuck up for her decision to continue breastfeeding Chanel. “Getting lots of love from the mamas on my social media platforms that understand the ‘boob thing’. Thanks. The feeling of this bond is indescribable. It makes me feel wanted.”
“Nursing my daughter for five years was a privilege that was worth the commitment, social judgment, and intermittent pain I faced during our nursing journey together,” another mom responded to Coco on Twitter. “The bond and trust it created were immeasurable. At 19, she is now a successful, strong, mentally healthy woman!”
Coco often talks about breastfeeding on her social media platform. Just a few weeks ago, she asked her Instagram followers, “Who’s kids also hang on the boob like Chanel? I feel forever bonded with this child.”
So, regardless of what the naysayers have to say, it looks like Chanel and Coco will continue to bond this way until Chanel decides otherwise.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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