Ice-T's wife Coco Austin defends breastfeeding their 5-year-old daughter Chanel and calls it a 'bonding moment'

COCO Austin revealed that she STILL breastfeeds her five-year-old daughter Chanel despite the fact she also eats "steak and hamburgers."

The Ice Loves Coco star previously clapped back at critics who slammed her breastfeeding habit as she said the activity is "comforting" to both her and her daughter.


Coco, 42, revealed that her child Chanel still breastfeeds, three years after mothers normally call it quits.

“Chanel still likes my boobs,” she told Us Weekly during an interview about parenting dos and don’ts.

“It’s a big bonding moment for a mother and your child," she claimed.

Coco explained that although her daughter does “eat steak and hamburgers,” she “likes a little snack every now and then.”

“Why take that away from her? … If she doesn’t want it, all right, that’s where you stop it. But I’m not just going to say no," she added.

'SUCK UP LOVE'

In March of 2020, the model wrote on Instagram that she has continued to breastfeed for "comfort," after she received some backlash from fans who disagreed with the choice.

“At a time when the world feels like it's coming to an end.. suck up as much love as you can!

“I know the moms out there will appreciate this pic!" she gushed,

"I've been getting alot of props in the breastfeeding community and get tons of emails from woman/moms appreciating me bringing light to the subject [sic].

“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 continued: “Believe me, the girl loves meat so it’s not like she isn’t 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," she wrote.

ONE BIG FAMILY

Coco also disclosed that she and Ice-T allow Chanel to sleep in their bed at night, saying: “We call it the family bed."

“We have Chanel and all four dogs.”

The TV personality did admit, though, that their sex life has suffered as they “can’t be really spontaneous anymore."

“We used to. We have certain days where we have a free bed for our alone time," she told Us Weekly.

NON-TRADITIONAL CHILDHOOD

Chanel explained that their parenting style is non-traditional as they both work at night generally so they "don't mind" that their child stays up late.

“We’re more of night entertainment. People have to understand, we have different times.

"Sometimes, I work until two in the morning. When [Ice-T’s] on tour, he’s doing a show at 12 at night," she added,

"So we transfer it a different way. Chanel gets up at 11 in the afternoon.”

Chanel's schedule will most likely change when she officially starts school, but until then she will continue to live an unconventional childhood.

Coco and Ice-T said what won't change is their daughter's love for horror movies, though.

“She knows when there’s something that she can’t see. And she, like, turns her head and closes her eyes. She’s really good with that.”



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