Coco Austin won't stop breastfeeding her five-year-old daughter Chanel until she's ready to be weaned off her milk.
The 'Ice and Coco' star is continuing to nurse her little girl - whom she has with husband Ice-T - because the process is a source of comfort for her daughter, especially amid the current coronavirus crisis, which Coco previously described as feeling like the world is "coming to an end".
Speaking to Us Weekly, she said: “Chanel still likes my boobs.
“It’s a big bonding moment for a mother and your child.”
She added: “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."
In a previous breastfeeding update last year, the 42-year-old beauty said: "At a time when the world feels like its coming to an end.. suck up as much love as you can!
"I know the moms out there will appreciate this pic! 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.. I get tons and tons of requests that want me to speak on it! (sic)"
Coco insisted that Chanel does eat "real food" and doesn't get all her nutrients from breast milk, but nurses her to help her relax.
She added: "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 (sic)"
Coco previously said she would be "so sad" when she has to stop breastfeeding because she loves the "special" bond she has with her daughter.
She said: "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 ..
"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.. (sic)"