Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik has announced that she is no longer breast feeding her 4-year-old son.
Bialik, who also holds a PhD in neuroscience, made the announcement on her blog.
- “Well, nay-sayers, prepare to be proven wrong. All of you snarky mamas who glared at me nursing my 3 1/2-year-old on the NYC subway, prepare to be amazed. And to all of my family and friends who wanted to chastise me about nursing a walking, talking, thinking, laughing little man named Fred, thanks for holding your tongues.
Because we did it. Fred isn’t going to nurse on his way down the wedding aisle or at his high school graduation. I didn’t need to break him of a ‘habit’ and teach him ‘who’s in charge.’ I didn’t need to set boundaries you thought I should have set when I didn’t want to set them.”
He may need therapy in a few years, after he reads about his own weaning.
- “So just to sum up: I nursed Fred four to six times a night for three years. I pumped at work for Fred from the time I got the job on The Big Bang Theory when he was 18 months old until he was 3. I used La Leche League’s books How Weaning Happens and Mothering Your Nursing Toddler* to gently test his growth and maturity and set reasonable boundaries for him. I didn’t nurse him literally anywhere, anytime, but I made sure to meet his needs and have mine satisfied as well.”
[ Read her entire blog post here... ]
The former “Blossom” star filed for divorce from Michael Stone two months ago after nine years of marriage.
Some speculated that her parenting style, attachment parenting, factored into the split — an accusation that Bialik firmly denied on her blog.
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