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Fans Weigh in after Ice-T's Wife Reveals She Still Breastfeeds Their Almost 5-Year-Old Daughter

Olawale Ogunjimi
Oct 13, 2020
02:30 P.M.
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Rapper Ice-T's wife, Coco Austin, recently caused an uproar when she told her fans and followers that she still breastfeeds her daughter, Chanel, who is almost five years old.

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Rapper and actor Ice-T's wife, Coco Austin, recently revealed that her daughter, Chanel who is almost five years old still breastfeeds. An Instagram user asked Austin if Chanel was still breastfeeding and the rapper's wife responded:

"Yep..just when she sleeps."

Coco Austin, Chanel, and Ice-T at the Nordstrom Men's NYC Store Opening on April 10, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

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Following her revelation, fans trooped to the comments to weigh in and share what they thought about her breastfeeding her "grown" daughter.

One user showed support for Austin's decision, revealing that she is still breastfeeding her 3-year-old and 4-year-old children.

Fans' comments on Coco Austin's Instagram post | Photo: Instagram / coco

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Another user shared her support for Austin as she expressed how much she admired her decision and thought it was beautiful. She hoped that more women would gradually become open to the idea of "extended breastfeeding."

Although some users showed support, some users vehemently disagreed with the idea. A user wrote that they thought Austin's decision was crazy and added that Chanel was too old to be breastfed.

This is not the first time that Ice-T's wife has come under prying eyes and scrutiny for her decision to continue breastfeeding her daughter.

A fan's comment on Coco Austin's Instagram post | Photo: Instagram/coco

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One lengthy comment began by acknowledging that Austin's decision depended all on her because Chanel was her child. 

The commenter said that breastfeeding a grown child is uncomfortable and that although he/she was not there to argue, they thought it was best to put the milk in a sippy cup for the child instead.

Photo of a fan's comment on Coco Austin's Instagram post | Photo: Instagram/coco

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This is not the first time Ice-T's wife has come under prying eyes and scrutiny for her decision to continue breastfeeding her daughter. 

In September 2019, Austin came under a lot of fire when she shared a photo of her breastfeeding her 4-year-old daughter, Chanel.

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Austin addressed the criticisms in an interview where she explained her reasons. According to the 41-year-old, breastfeeding did not only involve the child breastfeeding, the mother and child also got the opportunity to bond deeply.

The mom of one said that Chanel still ate food like cheeseburgers. Breastfeeding was their time to bond, and she was happy that Chanel had not outgrown the phase yet.

Months after, the mother and daughter duo are still sticking to their choice, and they have continued to be the best "twins" they can be. 

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