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Mayim Bialik, known for her role as the hilarious Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit series the Big Bang Theory, and most notably as a strong advocate of attachment parenting, has announced that she has stopped breast feeding her 4 ½ year old son Fred.
The post details the process of weaning Fred, while taking slight jabs at family and disapproving onlookers from the past.
She writes, “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."
Continuing she notes, “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.”
She informs that Fred was officially off of breast milk around Thanksgiving 2012, just around the time when she and now ex, Michael Stone, announced they would divorce.
“I loved nursing Fred. And Fred loved and needed nursing. It was the best nutrition, nurturing, and bonding ever,” she contests, noting that the breast milk kept the young child from becoming ill like the rest of the family did back in 2011.
Bialik describes the day Fred opted to stop nursing from his mothers “nummies” recalling him hopping off her lap to run and play with his brother. “I wanted to shout after him, “Choo-Choo, you forgot the other side!” But I didn’t. I held my tongue and watched him go. “My big boy. In jeans. With a big boy haircut…Fred was done nursing. Fred weaned. Sweet baby Fred who cared for me as I cared for him: we made it.”