Coco Austin on Breastfeeding Daughter Chanel: ‘It Hurt My Feelings’ When She Wanted the Bottle

06/01/2016 at 02:15 PM ET

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.

And in a new clip for E! News, the 37-year-old actress and model talks about the most recent challenge of breastfeeding 6-month-old daughter Chanel Nicole.

“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.”

Coco Breastfeeding Chanel 6 Months
Coco Austin/Instagram

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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

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SoapPoop on

Who wants to drink plastic?

PrinccesssssKate on

Baby is so tiny

Marisa on

That baby is so stinking cute!!!!

jeannie on

Little Chanel is cuter every time I see her picture.

PCC on

Maybe the baby is trying to tell you something. Take a hint.

Linda on

That baby girl is adorable….she looks like a little doll.

jessie on

Wow what a cute little girl!

ellwn on

This little baby girl is precious. She is the cutest wee babe. Lucky little girl to have loving parents that seem to spend all their time with her. And of course loving the outfits!

I couldn’t breast feed my first child but did ‘ok’ with my second. Both are grown, have great careers and love me as much as I love them. So it’s ok Coco.

kitty62862 on

What a beautiful child!!

Robin on

Do we need to know about her sex life? Do we need to hear about anybody’s sex life, famous or not?

Yoliewinecorporation on

Aww to Adorable

Maddy on

If that is not the most precious little thing!!! God bless her. She is gorgeous! ❤️

WeAreStars on

Awwwww….so adorable.

cds on

She looks like a little doll baby!!! So adorable.

Tina on

I can’t believe this is actually an article. As if this has never happened to any other woman in history. Grasping…

erica2 on

I don’t blame Chanel not one bit! Who want’s those puppies in their mouth! Baby Chanel is a cuties and Coco is obsessed with her…glad she is scheduling some time with Ice T 🙂 I would let my husband touch me for almost a year breastfeeding stole my mojo!!

Chantelle on

I think every aspect of breast feeding is beautiful, but she just made that a little ugly.

Mom on

A baby wanting the bottle over breastmilk has nothing to do with you as a mother.babies figure out fairly quickly that they can get food faster thru a bottle so they get satisfied faster. Besides you bond with your baby just by holding them as the eat whether it’s the breast or bottle.

Nancy on

OMG, this baby is too cute!! So freakin pretty, like a baby doll!

Andrea on

That’s a snapchat filter hence why their skin looks so polished. Breastfeeding is disgusting anyways.

Felice on

Baby Chanel is a little cutie!!! Keep the pictures coming!!

Esme on

Aww, it’s a tough transition for mums….a teeny step towards independence. I miss breastfeeding, as I loved that quiet time together that my babies couldn’t get with anyone else:) I was fortunate.

niki on

where is the babys hair? at 6 mos she should have more than that..guess she takes after her dad

Dixie Bard on

No offense I love Coco and Chanel and I love her post…They are both gorgeous but Chanel looks nothing like Ice?

Claire on

Mstopped after the phrase “drink from my boob”.
Is,it,possible,to be any tackier than this….woman? and why doesn’t anyone howl about how white that kid is when every other baby is closely examined to make sure it came from the right people. She’s still biracial.

The breastfeeding thing is annoying. It’s not that hard. Not everyone has a problem. I had two, nursed, never had a single problem. When the world gets filled only with the bad things, it looks like nothing good and simple and easy ever happens.
Some women conceive when they want, aren’t sick, have relatively easy deliveries and no major issues. It happens all the time.
We need to stop shining a spotlight on people who endlessly pour sob stories out for pity.

blessedwithboys on

Coco needs to do a nurse-in. Skin to skin, in bed, lights dim. Do this for a day or two, NO bottles. Her supply will come right back up. Yes, the baby needs more milk, but that doesn’t mean the mother can’t produce. If the implants didn’t prevent lactation in the first place, she should be fine to build supply back up.

Guest on

This happened to me when I had to have brain surgery and my sister decided that my son wasn’t going to drink the “breast-milk ” I had pumped for him. Sure, it was difficult to refuse to give him the bottle for 3-4 days but soon he forgot the bottle and continued to be a breastfed baby until he was 13 months of age when he weaned himself from the breast. I never gave my kids a bottle when they weaned, they went right to a cup !

Nardia on

Yup the girl is so cute.

button on

The more you breastfeed, the more milk you make. If you start giving formula then your supply gets less and less and breastfeeding peters out in a month or so.

harry on

The kid probably didn’t want plastic in her milk .

Anonymous on

OMG who cares