Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has announced that her 4-year-old son Fred has finally weaned off of her breast milk.
Mayim, who has a PhD in neuroscience, announced in a blog post on Kveller in 2010, “He [son Fred] nurses every 3-5 hours during the day and 4-7 times a night. I believe that children outgrow the need to nurse just as they outgrow the need to crawl, poop in a diaper, or the need for holding and cuddling when they are scared or lonely.” When she puts it that way, it does sound pretty logical.
“Well, nay-sayers, prepare to be proven wrong,” Mayim writes in her her most recent post on Kveller. “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 weaned,” she explains. “Fred weaned this past Thanksgiving, exactly a year from his night-weaning Thanksgiving of 2011, which I initiated reluctantly — and as gently as I could, and days before I released the public statement that I was getting divorced.”
Alright now we feel bad. After all, we can’t imagine how hard it must have been for Mayim to stop nursing Fred during what had to be a very devastating time for her, especially since any mom who has ever held her baby to her chest knows how it bonds the two — that’s a lot of change at one time.
Fortunately, it sounds like Mayim’s predictions have come true and Fred is no longer interested in boobs — at least for now!