Coco Austin is opening up about her decision to continue breastfeeding.
The 40-year-old mom of one recently took to Instagram to share multiple pics of herself breastfeeding her nearly 4-year-old daughter, Chanel, whom she shares with her husband, Ice-T, on a private plane.
“A mothers calling…. I’m so blessed to have this unbelievable experience in this thing called Nursing,” Austin began the lengthy caption. “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 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 4 years later Chanel still wants the boob,” she continued. “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… it’s the best feeling and ALL mothers that nurse know.”
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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 -swipe for more pics
Ice-T defended his wife, telling TMZ, “They make it like the baby only… breastfeeds. Every once in a while, you know what I’m saying, she wants to get close to her mom, that’s what they do.”
He added, “She eats food, she eats f**king cheeseburgers.”
Last year, when Chanel was two years old, Austin shared a sweet snap of her daughter lounging on her chest, writing in the comments that she was continuing to breastfeed “more for comfort now.”
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I follow some mother impowering pages here on Instagram and I love the inspiring pics they post showing the tenderness and love between a mother and child with or without nursing moments.. I love that I can be a part of that. @babychanelnicole has made me a more sensitive person now that I'm older.
Back when Chanel was still a newborn, Austin opened up about her breastfeeding experience on her blog.
“I felt like a true mother, I also can’t explain the feeling when you look down and see your baby needing you and then holding your boob with their tiny little hand gulping down with their strong little jaw it’s wonderful and I love it,” she wrote of finding the joy in breastfeeding after a hard first week. “I will probably cry when I have to eventually stop breast feeding.”
Watch the video below for more on Austin’s family.
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