Coco Austin is proud to be a breastfeeding mama of a toddler! The wife of Ice T took to Instagram earlier today to share a photo of herself breastfeeding their four-year-old daughter Chanel.
She began, “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! I’ve 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!”
She continued, “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.”
Coco’s post received a lot of support from her followers. One person commented, “That’s awesome @coco u have done it so long my oldest didn’t latch and I was engorged hurt so bad had to get shot to dry up. Then my youngest latched but I wasn’t producing due to a breast reduction. U are an amazing mom and a great role model.”
Not everyone was supportive, however. One commenter simply wrote, That baby too big to be sucking on yo nipples still.”
Last September, Austin opened up about breastfeeding her then three year old.
She said, “A mother’s calling,” Coco told her social media fans. “I’m so blessed to have this unbelievable experience in this thing called nursing,” the celebrity mom shared. “I had a hard time breastfeeding the first week of when Chanel was born,” Austin explained. “I almost gave up but my family told me to hang for another week. They told me I don’t want to miss this special moment you have with your child health-wise and bond-wise. I hung in there and now almost four years later Chanel still wants the boob.”
Chanel Nicole is Coco’s only child. Ice T has two older adult children from previous relationships.