Mayim Bialik has been an outspoken advocate for extended breastfeeding and attachment parenting, going so far as to share an image of herself nursing her 3-year-old son Fred on a New York City subway. She accompanied the photo with an essay about her decision, saying:
"I have written about my now-3-year-old son Fred and his nursing rhythms before. To recap: Fred nursed for a solid 12 months with no supplements, no solid foods, and not even a sip of water. He got the hang of eating solids around 18 months, but continued to nurse all day (with bottles of pumped breast milk when I was at work) and on demand all night. A typical night involved no less than four wake-ups and sometimes six (every two hours on the clock for 12 hours of bed time was not unusual). This went on for almost three years."