Coco Austin on Breastfeeding Daughter Chanel: ‘It Hurt My Feelings’ When She Wanted the Bottle
Coco Austin hasn’t been shy about discussing one of the most common but often-debated topics of new motherhood: breastfeeding, from its benefits to helping her stay in shape to the hardships no one tells you about.
“I’m kind of obsessed with [breastfeeding],” she says. “[Chanel] is 6 months now, but for a good five months, she was great at breastfeeding. Just recently she got a little congested and, since then, it was hard for her to drink from my boob so I had to force the bottle in her mouth.”
She continues, “Now that it’s cleared up, she wants the bottle more, and it hurt my feelings … I’m doing whatever I can because now, she’s growing, so she needs more milk … so I have to go from breastfeeding to formula, breastfeeding to formula, but I wish she would want a little more of me.”
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Austin adds that she still pumps “every single day” to provide breast milk for Chanel, even though it’s often through a bottle now. But the truth is she wasn’t even sure if she would be able to breastfeed at all.
“I got breast implants, so I wasn’t sure if I could even breastfeed … I was hoping I’d be one of those women who can because my whole family have been really pro-breastfeeding,” she says.
“She took the boob instantly, too,” Austin continues, calling breast milk “liquid gold” due to all its reported health benefits. “She was a pro.”
As far as sex with husband of 13 years Ice-T goes, Austin shares that even though it’s definitely different and more challenging to find the time, it’s still great.
“Sex after a baby is definitely different,” she says. “We plan it out now, but we plan around it now.”
She adds, “Before, it was just, like, whatever goes. But now it’s all planned out, like we’re gonna go to dinner, and get down at this time. But I have it all coordinated now. I’m very organized.”
— Jen Juneau