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Coco Austin Defends Breastfeeding Her Four-Year-Old Daughter For Comfort

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Coco Austin Defends Breastfeeding Her Four-Year-Old Daughter For Comfort

Glamour model Coco Austin has defended her choice to continue to breastfeed her four-year-old daughter as a way to comfort her.

The 40-year-old mother has hit back at people who have commented on her decision to continue to feed little Chanel, after she proudly put photos up of her breastfeeding Chanel on her Instagram.

Coco, who is married to rapper Ice T, shared her latest photo with her daughter on Instagram, with a long caption that detailed her reasons for taking the decision to continue until she feels it's right to wean Chanel off what she calls 'boob time'.

Credit: Instagram/coco
Credit: Instagram/coco
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It read: "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! At this point in nursing its just for comfort and believe me the girl loves meat so its 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."

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Despite her defiance and detailed explanation, people still decided to give Coco, real name Nicole Natalie Marrow, a bit of stick in the comments.

Coco and four-year-old Chanel are very close. Credit: Instagram/coco
Coco and four-year-old Chanel are very close. Credit: Instagram/coco

One person replied: "That's weird I'm all for breastfeeding but after two it have to stop."

However, another said: "Love you Coco but when your child is old enough to communicate with their peers and you aren't producing breast milk, it's time to pull the plug. Her coping skills on how to self comfort should be independent at this age."

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A third responded: "I don't think anyone should judge you Coco, to each is own, this is bonding that only mothers that nursed know, and I nursed mine until one."

Chanel's dad, Ice T, has previously supported his wife on the subject, saying their daughter still has a normal diet.

He told TMZ: "Every once in a while, she wants to get close to her moms, that's what they do."

He added: "She eats f***ing cheeseburgers."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/coco

Topics: Celebrity

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