How old is too old for a child to be breastfed? That’s the question some are posing after Coco Austin went viral for sharing that she still breastfeeds the 5-year-old daughter she shares with rapper and actor Ice-T.
“Chanel still likes my boobs,” the 42-year-old mother shared in a video while chatting with Us Weekly. “It’s a big bonding moment for a mother and your child.”
No judgement here. Besides bonding, breastfeeding has numerous benefits including providing proper nutrients for a growing baby, aiding in mental development, and reducing disease risk.
Austin added that the preschooler enjoys eating steak and hamburgers, but also “likes a little snack every now and then.” According to Chanel Nicole, who appeared in the video, “boo boo” (booby) also helps her sleep.
“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,” the proud mom explains.
ICYMI: This wouldn’t be the first time that the mother-daughter duo went viral for this reason. Last year, Austin clapped back at haters who dared to criticize her parenting.
Watch the video to learn more about Coco’s parenting do’s and don’t.