Coco Austin calls breastfeeding daughter, 5, 'b**b freak', Internet says 'not healthy bonding'
Coco Austin's breastfeeding habit continues to earn ire on social media but that does not faze her. In a recent interview with E!, Coco claims it's wrong for 'society' to pressure mothers to stop breastfeeding 'at two'. The model wife of Ice T had sparked major flak from Twitter when she recently shared he still nurses their five-year-old daughter Chanel. But even though the outrage against her nursing habits seemed rampant, Coco is definitely not stopping any time soon as she told E! Daily Pop that 'as a mother', one should only stop breastfeeding when the child 'says so'.
Coco had revealed she still breastfeeds her daughter Chanel last week. Before her latest announcement, husband Ice T had defended her years ago when Chanel was three and social media couldn't digest Coco was still breastfeeding their daughter. Both Coco and Ice T have been addressing the matter for years now, starting in 2018. So why their parenting choices continue to outrage the internet is a mystery. But that isn't affecting Coco's breastfeeding habits as she described it as a "bonding experience" between the mother and daughter.
"I'm [not] going to stop because I feel like it's a great bonding experience between her and I," Coco told E!, continuing: "She's my only child, it's not like I have a big family of kids, and so I'm savoring every moment with this child." With her daughter in her lap, Coco told the outlet that she's "not really an arguer," but she stands by her parenting choices. Her daughter too showed her fondness for breastfeeding, saying yes and smiling when Coco asked her "Do you want the b**b?"
Revealing she never thought she would be so heavily into breastfeeding, Coco shared: "I always thought I wasn't going to go on and on with this breastfeeding thing." She added: "I thought I would stop more like around one. Then I loved it too much, and I'm like, 'I feel like I'm wanted, like she wants me.' I think a lot of mothers would understand." She cheekily noted how husband Ice T is in full support of her breastfeeding choices, saying: "Well, he loves the b**bs too. He's got one side, she's got the other. She's going to be a b**b freak."
Coco insisted: "Ice [...] believes in everything I believe," and that includes sharing a giant bed where all of them - including the child and the dogs sleep together. "We call it the family bed. We have all the dogs, Chanel, that's our bonding time together," Coco said, explaining: "We incorporate our family bed every single night. We co-sleep and that's another one people want to get on. It's weird situation because I don't know why I have to explain myself."
The Internet, however, continues to express how weird all of this is in the form of snarky tweets targeting Coco as well and the toddler, Chanel. "No one cares. She’s attention seeking. Her kid can deal in therapy in 15 years. No one else needs to see this," tweeted a user. Another said: "If the baby has teeth stop breastfeeding.. smothering. sorry but I don’t think this is a healthy bonding experience." Further commenting on the child's age, another user commented: "She’s f$cking 5 enough now, what’s she going to have a suck on her 21st as well." another called this a selfish stunt by Coco with nothing in it for the child, tweeting: "It’s about coco , not her daughter. Bonding, only child. Stop breast feeding already."
How much more are you gonna play this? No one cares. She’s attention seeking. Her kid can deal in therapy in 15 years. No one else needs to see this.— red-mac (@alimac909) August 10, 2021
If the baby has teeth stop breastfeeding.. smothering. 😧 sorry but I don’t think this is a healthy bonding experience.— Lyn (@Lyn01719975) August 11, 2021
She’s f$cking 5 enough now, what’s she going to have a suck on her 21st as well— dave (@dave21724012) August 11, 2021
It’s about coco , not her daughter. Bonding, only child. Stop breast feeding already.— @EVO (@EnterViewsOwnly) August 10, 2021