Mazal Tov. Mayim Bialik’s kid is finally having real food.
The Jewish “Big Bang Theory” actress best known for her attachment parenting style has finally weaned her four-year-old son Fred, Bialik wrote in a blogpost for Kveller.
“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,” wrote the 37-year-old actress. “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. Because we did it: Fred weaned.”
Bialik said she weaned Fred around Thanksgiving time, days before she officially filed for divorce. She said she misses nursing him but was working on other ways to sooth him.
Although Bialik “had difficulty nursing both of my boys,” she said she believes nursing provides “the best nutrition, nurturing and bonding ever.”