Ice-T's Wife Coco Austin Sparks Backlash after Sharing Breastfeeding Photos of Nearly 4-Year-Old Daughter
Coco Austin, the wife of renowned American rapper, is under fire after she openly shared that she still breastfeeds her four-year-old daughter, Chanel. Netizens have held nothing back as they publicly criticized the model's so-called "calling."
Coco is a true diva, as she is well known for her glamorous and sexy displays on social media. Unlike many would expect, however, she prides in her motherly duties.
FANS OBJECT TO COCO'S PARENTING METHOD
A few days ago, she took to Instagram to share three pictures of herself breastfeeding her young daughter, Chanel. The three photos are all taken in what looks like a private airplane and feature the mother-daughter duo enjoying an intimate moment.
Coco is dressed in a gorgeous ensemble as usual. She wore a beige turtleneck sweater, black leggings that can be seen clinging tightly to her in the first snap and black nude/black heels.
Unlike her many other posts, it is not her high-end fashion choices that have caught attention but the fact that she is breastfeeding Chanel, who is four years old!
Fan's didn't mince words as they openly critiqued the sight. One fan, @atzetzo wrote imploring the entertainer:
"Cocos she's too big for breastfeeding. Give her real milk."
Another @kjnerone wrote:
"I don't think that's ok at this time.. It's time to stop."
Another user, @sb.kc commented:
"So odd, no thanks."
"I'M SO BLESSED TO HAVE THIS UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE," COCO PROUDLY WRITES
Coco must have expected the adverse reactions as she penned down a lengthy message explaining the reasons why she is still breastfeeding Chanel to accompany the pictures.
She fondly shared:
"A mother's calling... I'm so blessed to have this unbelievable experience in this thing called Nursing.."
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A mothers calling.... I'm so blessed to have this unbelievable experience in this thing called Nursing.. 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 dont 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 ..(Chanel is 3 and turning 4 in 2 months)Its more of a comfort thing now and of course she eats regular but nap time and night time are our time and I'm lucky she hasn't grown out it yet because when that moment comes I will be so sad..its the best feeling and ALL mothers that nurse know.. I talk all about this kind of stuff on my baby blog at www.thecocoblog.com if you want to read my journey with Chanel #normalizebreastfeeding -swipe for more pics
The caption continues with the 40-year-old star recalling how "difficult" breastfeeding Chanel had been at first. Coco disclosed that she had felt so uncomfortable that she "almost gave up" but didn't, thanks to her supportive family.
"I hung in there, and now almost 4 years later, Chanel still wants the boob."
"Naptime and nighttime are our time, and I'm lucky she hasn't grown out it yet because when that moment comes, I will be so sad..its the best feeling and ALL mothers that nurse know…"
So far, the post has garnered over 70,000 likes showing that a significant number approve of Coco's methods albeit a strange one.