Model Coco Austin, who is married to actor and rapper Ice-T, is opening up again and talking about her breastfeeding journey.

Coco and Ice-T have one child together, a 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter named Chanel.

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My always and forever baby girl #lipglossbepoppin

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And in Coco’s most recent Instagram post, the proud mom talked about how she almost gave up breastfeeding Chanel when she was just a week old because of how hard it was for her.

Along with a picture of Coco breastfeeding Chanel on a private plane, the model explained how she went from nearly giving up on nursing to doing it for almost 3-and-a-half years.

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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 ..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

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She wrote:

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 ..

Coco continued saying that nursery is now more of a “comfort thing” for Chanel, adding that she does eat regular food as well.

She continued:

It’s 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..

Hundreds of her followers praised the mom for her dedication:

Good for you for not being ashamed of breastfeeding your “older” child. I breastfed all 4 of my babies and was always given sh*t about it after they were about 18 months and older. All of my kids weaned themselves when I got pregnant with the next baby except for my last one I was pressured into weaning her a few months after she turned 2.

I have that same blanket for Giovanni. I nursed all 4 of my sons my first and my 3rd for 3 years and my 2nd and 4th weened themselves after a year. My 1st and 3rd never get sick. It’s from nursing them for so long. Nothing can compare to mothers milk. Great job babe.

As Dearly previously reported, Coco’s husband, Ice-T, shared similar sentiments in an interview with People in 2018:

“Coco absolutely breastfeeds because she just wanted that mama connection with the baby. And now Chanel doesn’t breastfeed, but she wants the boob sometimes. It’s a moment where it’ll calm you down. But when people say, ‘Oh, Coco’s still breastfeeding.’ It’s not that. Chanel’s drinking everything in the refrigerator right now. […] It’s more of a baby’s way of getting comfort from the mother.”

It’s unclear if Coco will intentionally ween Chanel off of breastmilk or if she’ll just wait until Chanel decides she no longers wants it.

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