Coco Austin, who's married to rapper Ice-T, has never been one to shy away from sharing her life on social media. The model, actress, dancer, and business woman is open about her body, her relationship, and her journey through motherhood. Most recently, Coco made headlines when she shared a picture breastfeeding her 4-year-old daughter, Chanel.
At a time when the world feels like its coming to an end.. suck up as much love as you can!I know the moms out there will appreciate this pic! Ive been getting a lot of props in the breastfeeding community and get tons of emails from woman/moms appreciating me bringing light to the subject .. I write a baby blog about my journey with Chanel and soon I will write about what it's like to continue boob time with a 4 year old..
I get tons and tons of requests that want me to speak on it! At this point in nursing its just for comfort and believe me the girl loves meat so its not like she isnt eating real food...😁Thank you to all that understand my view.. i see most of you are so eager to side with me and I too root for you in your journey as well.. Us moms are connected 💗#breastfeedingforcomfort #weenwhentheyareready #toddlerbreastfeeding #boobtime #nursingmom #proudmama #teammommy
This is not the first time Coco has posted about breastfeeding and how she values the time she shares with her daughter.
A mothers calling.... I'm so blessed to have this unbelievable experience in this thing called Nursing.. I had a hard time breastfeeding the 1st week of when Chanel was born, I almost gave up but my family told me to hang for another week.They told me I dont want to miss this special moment you have with your child.. health wise and bond wise..I hung in there and now almost 4 years later Chanel still wants the boob ..(Chanel is 3 and turning 4 in 2 months)
Its more of a comfort thing now and of course she eats regular but nap time and night time are our time and I'm lucky she hasn't grown out it yet because when that moment comes I will be so sad..its the best feeling and ALL mothers that nurse know..I talk all about this kind of stuff on my baby blog at www.thecocoblog.com if you want to read my journey with Chanel#normalizebreastfeeding
Of course, Coco has faced backlash about breastfeeding Chanel at an older age. But the way she sees it, there's nothing wrong about it.
“It’s about giving love to your child and bonding with your child and also giving them good nutrition,” Coco explained to UsWeekly in 2019. “Breast milk is like liquid gold. All around, it’s a good thing. What I think confuses people is they saw the picture and they think Chanel doesn’t eat food. And she eats cheeseburgers. She only breast-feeds … like, when she cries [and] she just wants to get close to her mama. She throws the boob out and … holds on. She’s not doing it for nourishment. This chick eats chili fries, OK?”
Breastfeeding forms a bond between mother and child like no other, so I can appreciate why Coco wants to continue to do it. However, at what age does it become too old?