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Coco Austin is uniting moms everywhere who choose to continue breastfeeding their school-age children.

Coco still feeds her 5-year-old daughter, Chanel, nourishing breast milk. The socialite is proud that she can still express milk from her nipples whenever her daughter is hungry.

Coco, wife of rapper-turned-actor Ice-T, recently defended her decision to breastfeed Chanel. She dismissed claims she is doing "psychological harm" to Chanel by not weaning her off breast milk.

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"Chanel still likes my boob. It's a big bonding moment for a mother and your child," she told Us Weekly.

Coco is also proud to be a role model for women who are deemed "perverts" for continuing to breastfeed their adolescent children.

Extended breastfeeding advocate Kim Summer told the NY Post she still breastfeeds her 6-year-old daughter.

"My daughter Piper will be 7 years old in November and I breastfeed her twice a day or whenever she says she needs it," Summer, 40, told The Post.

She said her daughter even has a nickname for her breasts: "boo boo."

"At bedtime, she'll say, 'Can I have boo boo?' and I give it to her," the lactation specialist and birth doula added. "It's a special bonding time for us that's comforting, reciprocal and organic."

She added: "People tell me I should die, I'm gross and that Child Protective Services should take my baby away from me."

Jada Shapiro, a lactation expert, cited a study from the American Academy of Pediatrics that shows extended breastfeeding is healthy for older children.

"Research shows that children who are breastfed for a longer length of time are at a reduced risk for developing respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes and some childhood cancers," said Shapiro.

"The World Health Organization also found that women who breastfeed have a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancers," she added.

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Coco Austin is tired of people sharing their unsolicited breastfeeding opinions on her social media timelines.

Coco still feeds her 5-year-old daughter, Chanel, nourishing breast milk. The socialite is proud that she can still express milk from her nipples whenever her daughter is hungry.

Coco, wife of rapper-turned-actor Ice-T, sparked intense debates over nursing her daughter, who is old enough to attend kindergarten.

Many people claim Coco is doing "psychological harm" to Chanel by not weaning her off breast milk.

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Coco explained that Chanel is calm and emotionally stable on her steady diet of warm breast milk, which contains no hormones or antibiotics like store bought milk.

"Chanel still likes my boob. It's a big bonding moment for a mother and your child," she told Us Weekly.

"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."

Coco added that her daughter's demand for breast milk makes her feel wanted and youthful.

Breast milk is nutritious and easily digestible. It is 95% water and contains fat, protein, carbohydrates and no artificial sweeteners or preservatives.

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Ice-T defended his wife from critics in a 2018 interview with PEOPLE.

"Coco absolutely breastfeeds because she just wanted that mama connection with the baby," he said at the time. He added: "Chanel's drinking everything in the refrigerator right now."

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Coco says Chanel eats traditional food like "steak and hamburgers," but she sometimes chooses to wash it down with breast milk direct from the source.

Coco, 42, previously said she and Ice-T, 63, share their bed with Chanel and their dogs. But they do have nights when it's just her and her husband alone.

"We call it the family bed. We have Chanel and all four dogs."

Coco is confident that her daughter will grow up to be emotionally and psychologically stable as a result of not weaning her off the breast too early.

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According to the CDC, only 75% of babies are breastfed in America. And only 5.7% of children are still breastfeeding at 18 months.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months with continued breastfeeding for 2 years or more.

The Who advises that continued breastfeeding (even beyond age 2) is fine as long as it is beneficial to both mother and child.

New mom Coco Austin shared this photo of her baby daughter, Chanel, all dressed up in her newborn Couture dress and accessories.

Coco is a proud mom who will probably be accused of exploiting her infant for Instagram 'Likes'.

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Something fishy is going on. Rumor has it that an Instagram user published a photo of Ice T and wife Coco Austin's newborn daughter online before Coco had even given birth.

The couple reportedly acted quickly to scrub the photos from the Internet before they hastily posed for their own family photo with their new baby.

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Ice T and Coco do a little bit of shopping in Beverly Hills

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Ice T and Coco do a little bit of shopping in Beverly Hills

Actor/rapper Ice T and his wife Coco did a little shopping in Beverly Hills, CA, after grabbing a bite to eat at Cravings on Sunset. Coco Austin, 34, showed off her curvy body while Ice, 55, sat patiently and watched her try on one form-fitting dress after another. Their marriage has longevity because neither of them are confused about the roles they play in their relationship.

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