Many people weren’t very supportive when Coco Austin, the wife of rapper and “Law & Order SVU” star Ice-T, disclosed to her fans in March 2020 that she still breastfeeds her daughter. While the majority of people did not object to Austin breastfeeding Chanel, she faced criticism because Chanel was only about 4 years old at the time. Now that Chanel is 5 years old, Austin is facing new criticism for continuing to nurse her child. While some of Chanel’s admirers are horrified by her conduct, others support her.
Austin claimed in an interview that she keeps feeding Chanel because she enjoys it and doesn’t want to just say “no.” The conversation covered parenting dos and don’ts more generally, but readers focused mostly on Austin’s decision to keep breastfeeding. Although Austin’s daughter Chanel eats a complete diet in addition to being nursed, many people have written derogatory comments about Austin and Ice-T for their parenting strategies.
While many moms stop nursing their children around the age of two, some mothers breastfeed their children until they are five or six, and in many nations, this is considered to be quite normal. But this year, Austin is receiving the same criticism she had last year for continuing to nurse. In the midst of the uproar, Ice-T has once again stepped up to support his wife.
Continue reading to find out more about the breastfeeding debate among fans and how Ice-T spoke out in favor of his wife’s decision to breastfeed their baby Chanel.
Since the early 2000s, Nicole Natalie Marrow, better known as Coco Austin, has been married to American rapper Ice-T. Fast-forward to 2015, more than a decade later, when the celebrity couple had Chanel Nicole, who will turn 5 at the end of November 2020.
Austin released a photo of herself breastfeeding her kid back in September 2019, which led to public scrutiny and criticism of Chanel Nicole and her mother. Chanel was 3 years old at the time. Austin wrote the following in the contentious Instagram post:
“a mother’s voice calling I consider myself really fortunate to have this amazing experience in the field of nursing “She gave the images captions.
“The first week after Chanel was born, I struggled to nurse her. I was about to give up when my family encouraged me to wait another week. I don’t want to lose this precious moment you have with your child, they informed me “She carried on in September of this year. Austin has faced criticism once more since that time. She shared another image of herself nursing Chanel, who was almost five years old, in March 2020.
In a more recent interview on July 31, Austin stated:
“My boobs are still a hit with Chanel. It’s a big bonding moment for a mother and your child. Why would you deny her that? Okay, you may end it there if she doesn’t want it. But I won’t simply reject your request.”
The comment and her parenting decision together have sparked an internet frenzy.
“Breastfeeding a child for this long is entirely unnecessary. There is a reason she keeps talking that needs to be explained. In response to apost.com’s reporting of this tale, Hayley Marie Elisabeth said, “Inappropriate and really bizarre that they would share this with the world.
Elisabeth’s complaints about the family’s lack of privacy were shared by Laura Benedetto.
“Why on earth would anyone even publish photos of themselves nursing their children? Because children are cruel, someone will eventually upload those photos of her nursing at age 5 when she is in her school years. Benedetto remarked, “Nursing is excellent; the world doesn’t need to know all your specifics.
Ice-T, the husband, responded on Twitter to protect his wife. He stated:
“News Alert! We provide food for Chanel. She simply enjoys occasionally sucking her mother’s boob… Me Too!!!”
Austin has gotten a lot of criticism for her decision to keep breastfeeding, but she has also gotten a lot of positive feedback.
“This subject usually makes me laugh. By sexualizing women’s bodies, society rendered breastfeeding undesirable. Wonder what that natural cutoff was back in “the day”?” Kathleen Mary O’Carroll responded to the article on apost.com by writing in support of Austin.
Latreash Hobbs agreed with Austin and pointed out that a mother’s decision to breastfeed her child for a specific amount of time is her own.
“The remarks! Her business, not the world’s, is first. It also pertains to parenting. Some nursing mothers continue longer than others,” she wrote. “I personally wouldn’t nurse a child above age two, but a youngster may require nursing occasionally if it will support them emotionally. Every family and kid is unique. It is regrettable that nursing has become associated with sexual activity.