The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik has received mixed reactions after admitting she still breastfeeds her son Fred, 3.
Writing on the KVeller blog, the 35-year-old actress told readers she has continued to breastfeed Fred, even once he started on solids at 18 months.
Alongside a recent blog entry, Mayim posted a picture of her breastfeeding her son on a subway in New York. “Fred nursed solid for 12 months with no supplements, no solid foods and not even a sip of water. He got the hang of eating solids around 18 months but continued to nurse all day. This went on for 3 years,” Mayim wrote.
The mum-of-two went on to admit, “I have never had any desire to wean Fred besides a few sporadic threats directed at my husband when Fred was cutting molars and he literally woke up every 20 minutes on and off for weeks.”
Mayim has managed to wean Fred in the daytime, but has a “no ask, no refuse” policy – she doesn’t offer, but won’t decline if Fred asks – and Fred only asks to be breastfeed in the evening.
“I never ever believed that I would be nursing a child over the age of 3. But now that I am, I believe when he is done, he will be done. I believe that he will not need to nurse before he walks down the aisle to greet his bride,” Mayim joked. “I believe that nursing is natural and beautiful and wonderful. I believe in being conscious of where I nurse my toddler and I also believe that there is nothing wrong with nursing Fred.”
What do you think about Mayim breastfeeding her 3-year-old? Should you breastfeed your toddler?