Coco Austin is letting her 4-year-old daughter, Chanel Nicole “suck up as much love” as she can during these tough times.
The wife of rapper Ice-T opened up about her decision to continue breastfeeding her daughter on Friday and explained that whenever she talks about the taboo subject, loads of moms reach out to support her. The 40-year-old shared a picture of her child and herself sharing a special moment.
“At a time when the world feels like its coming to an end.. suck up as much love as you can!” Coco wrote.
“I know the moms out there will appreciate this pic! Ive been getting alot of props in the breasfeeding 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!”
Coco went on to explain that the reason behind the casual feedings is not because the little one is hungry but instead because it makes everyone feel comfortable.
“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,” she wrote.
The new nursing photo comes about six months after a different breastfeeding pic received mixed reactions from fans. She posted a photo of herself breastfeeding Chanel, while flying on a PJ with her hubby.
“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,” she captioned her breastfeeding PJ pic. The moment was praised by many famous moms, including Jenna Jameson, who is a big advocate of long-term breastfeeding.
“Yes mama!!!!! Natural term breastfeeding for the win ?????? 2 1/2 years for me so far!” the former adult star wrote.
Not everyone was a supporter and some fans lashed out at the star. “She is to [sic] big I think it’s time to take her off now,” one critic advised. Another commented, “Coco she’s too big for breastfeeding. Give her real milk,” while one fan thought, “I don’t believe that’s ok at this time.. it’s time to stop.”
Whether you love it or hate it, it doesn’t matter because Coco only cares about what her daughter wants… and she wants a lot of “comfort.”