Ice-T Defends Wife’s Decision To Continue Breastfeeding Their Five-Year-Old Daughter
Ice-T is coming to his wife’s defense after she received criticism for continuing to breastfeed her five-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Chanel.
Coco Austin initially made headlines after she revealed to Us Weekly that her kindergarten-age daughter “still likes her boobs.” The 42-year-old added that nursing is “a big bonding moment for a mother and your child,” but that she relies on other foods as well.
“Why take that away from her? … If she doesn’t want it, alright, that’s where you stop it. But I’m not just going to say no,” the model reasoned.
Ice-T defended his wife’s parenting decisions on Twitter, writing: “News Flash! We feed Chanel FOOD… She just likes to suck moms boob every now and then… Me Too!!!”
News Flash! We feed Chanel FOOD… She just likes to suck moms boob every now and then… Me Too!!! pic.twitter.com/TWdHu9ApnE
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) August 4, 2021
Austin, for her part, made her own post on Twitter, saying, “Getting lots of love from the mama’s on my social media platforms that understand the ‘boob thing’. Thanks. The feeling of this bond is indescribable. It makes me feel wanted.”
This is not the first time that the mother of one has had to justify her decision, though. Back in March, Austin wrote in an Instagram caption that she had decided to continue breastfeeding her child out of “comfort.”
“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.”
After explaining that her daughter eats solid food and only turns to nursing for comfort, Austin concluded, “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 💗.”