Coco Austin is still breastfeeding her daughter Chanel who is four years old.
The 40-year-old wife of Law & Order vet and rapper Ice-T revealed on Friday that she thinks it is best for her little one as she shared an image where she had on heavy makeup as she was breastfeeding her child.
‘At a time when the world feels like its coming to an end.. suck up as much love as you can!’ began the former dancer turned reality TV star who was referring to the spreading of the coronavirus.
With mom: Coco Austin is still breastfeeding her daughter Chanel who is four years old. The 40-year-old wife of Law & Order vet and rapper Ice-T revealed on Friday that she thinks it is best for her little one as she shared an image where she had on heavy makeup as she was breastfeeding her child
Her mini me: ‘At a time when the world feels like its coming to an end.. suck up as much love as you can!’ began the former dancer turned reality TV star who was referring to the spreading of the coronavirus
‘I know the moms out there will appreciate this pic!’ added the bombshell who often poses in her lingerie.
‘Ive been getting alot of props in the breasfeeding community and get tons of emails from woman/moms appreciating me bringing light to the subject ..
‘I write a baby blog about my journey with Chanel and soon I will write about what it’s like to continue boob time with a 4 year old..
Little Chanel: here the child is seen with her father Ice-T as well as mom and their two dogs
‘I get tons and tons of requests that want me to speak on it!
He was younger than Chanel: In 2012, Jamie Grumet was seen breastfeeding her son, three, on the cover of Time magazine
‘At this point in nursing its just for comfort and believe me the girl loves meat so its not like she isnt eating real food…
‘Thank you to all that understand my view.. i see most of you are so eager to side with me and I too root for you in your journey as well.. Us moms are connected.’
Her hashtags were for ‘breastfeeding for comfort, ‘wean when they are ready,’ and ‘toddler breastfeeding.’
In 2012, it was considered shocking when mom Jamie Grumet was seen breastfeeding her son on the cover of Time magazine when he was three years old.
He stood on a stool to reach her chest. She said she subscribes to ‘attachment parenting.’
The World Health Organization and UNICEF have recommended for a decade that mothers breastfeed for at least two years.
Their pride and joy: Coco, Chanel and Ice-T attend the Treach & Cicely Evans Wedding at Waterside Reception Hall in September in North Bergen, New Jersey
When should a mother stop breastfeeding?
The World Health Organization and UNICEF have recommended that mothers breastfeed for at least two years.
But most US women who nurse stop before their baby is six months old.
Many moms breastfeed their children past the age of one, well into toddlerhood.
According to BunMaternity, when a baby has cut down on the length of nursing sessions and wants them less frequently, that is a sign that they are ready to wean.
The first step towards weaning a baby is introducing foods alongside breast milk around the age of six months.
At nine months a baby can swallow and fully receive nutrients from food other than breast milk or formula.
In 2012, there was shock when mom Jamie Grumet was seen breastfeeding her son on the cover of Time magazine when he was three years old.
But most US women who nurse stop before their baby is six months old – and many never start at all.
Many medical experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, strongly recommend breastfeeding exclusively (no formula, juice, or water) for 6 months.
And breastfeeding for a year at least with other foods which should be started at 6 months of age, such as vegetables, grains, fruits, proteins.
According to webMD, ‘Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants. It has a nearly perfect mix of vitamins, protein, and fat — everything your baby needs to grow.’
It was added that those nutrients are combined in a way that is easy for the baby to digest.
‘Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria.
‘Breastfeeding lowers your baby’s risk of having asthma or allergies.
‘Plus, babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months, without any formula, have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea. They also have fewer hospitalizations and trips to the doctor.’
The site also noted that breastfeeding ‘has been linked to higher IQ scores in later childhood in some studies.’
It was noted that breastfed infants ‘are more likely to gain the right amount of weight’ as they grow rather than ‘become overweight children.’
It is widely believed that breastfeeding helps the mother lose weight faster as it releases the hormone oxytocin, ‘which helps your uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size and may reduce uterine bleeding after birth.’
Out to dinner with mommy and daddy: Here the three are seen at a restaurant
She loves a new look: In recent months Coco has had pink hair; she said she will go back to blonde soon
THE BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING
According to Parents.com there are many benefits to breastfeeding.
— Protects against allergies and eczema. If there’s a history of either in your family, it may be especially beneficial for you to breastfeed.
Proteins in cow’s milk and soy milk formulas can stimulate an allergic reaction, while the proteins in human breast milk are more easily digested.
— Reduces the risk of viruses, urinary tract infections, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenteritis, ear infections, and respiratory infections.
‘The incidences of pneumonia, colds, and viruses are reduced among breastfed babies,’ says infant-nutrition expert Ruth A. Lawrence, M.D., a professor of pediatrics and OB-GYN at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y.
— Lessens the risk of SIDS. ‘Breastfed infants account for only half as many SIDS cases as formula-fed infants do,’ said the site.
— Makes vaccines more effective.
— Protects against diseases such as spinal meningitis, type 1 diabetes, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
— Studies are pointing toward breastfed babies having higher IQ scores later in life. The fatty acids in breast milk are thought to be the ‘brain boosters.’
— Could help prevent obesity.
— Brings baby close to you. The ‘kin-to-skin contact of breastfeeding’ is reassuring to a newborn.