Ice-T defends wife Coco Austin breastfeeding their 4-year-old daughter saying it strengthens their bond
Austin was criticized for her post where she described how breastfeeding her daughter Chanel was an 'unbelievable experience'
Ice-T has come out in defense of his wife Coco Austin after she was trolled online for posting a candid image of her breastfeeding their almost-four-year-old daughter.
Austin was criticized for her post which she captioned 'A mother's calling' and where she described how breastfeeding her daughter Chanel was an "unbelievable experience."
"I'm so blessed to have this unbelievable experience in this thing called nursing," she wrote. "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."
Austin said that it was "more of a comfort thing" and that she does eat regular food, but that "nap time and night time are our time."
"I'm lucky she hasn't grown out it yet because when that moment comes I will be so sad," she continued. "Its the best feeling and ALL mothers that nurse know..."
Unsurprisingly, many commenters took issue with the post and argued that Chanel was much too old to still be breastfeeding.
"She is too big I think it's time to take her off now," one follower wrote, while another commented, "That’s is just gross now .. 4 is way too old stop acting like it not."
"I believe in breastfeeding but to a child that’s 4 years old ??" a third indignantly exclaimed. "That’s a little ridiculous. And to be honest, that moment should’ve come and gone along time ago."
However, Ice-T, best known for his role in NBC police drama 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,' was having none of it. He said people were acting like Chanel, who is set to turn four in a couple of months, was drinking breast milk for just nourishment, which was ridiculous.
"Every once in a while, she wants to get close to her mom, that's what they do," he told TMZ, adding that, otherwise, she eats "just like a normal kid," including "f****** cheeseburgers."