Nicole Curtis of HGTV's Rehab Addict previously riled up critics who believed she should not breastfeed her toddler. But the backlash did not stop the 41-year-old mom from continuing to do it, even though her son Harper is now almost three years old.
In an interview with , Curtis shared that she still breastfeeds Harper, but less frequently than before as a result of her practicing. She also still co-sleeps with him.
In a November 8 Instagram post, Curtis defended her right to breastfeed stating, "I'm never going to understand how in a time when everyone wants organic, non/gmo, farm fresh -the purest most natural thing for our children gets criticism."
Harper's father, Shane Maguire, has been in a custody battle with Curtis since Harper was six months old. In an interview with in November, Curtis gave some insight into how the temporary separation from her child affected their feeding methods.
"[Harper] had never had a bottle before, and then all of a sudden that was his only option while he was with his dad," Curtis said. "I had no idea that a judge could say, 'You're court ordered to not feed your exclusively breastfed child.' It's important that children have both of their parents. But [preventing] me from breastfeeding my child just so he can see the dad is not right."
Later that month, Curtis shared a photo of herself breastfeeding her son at an eyebrow appointment. " and let's remember the rest of the world weans way past our country's archaic thought of up til 6 mos ...insert roll my eyes here," she wrote.