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10/09/2015 09:34 BST | Updated 10/09/2015 09:59 BST

Alyssa Milano's Comment About Breastfeeding Her Daughter Until She's Six Was A Joke, Internet Is Not Amused

Actress Alyssa Milano recently said she might breastfeed her daughter until she's six during a conversation about why women shouldn't shy away from it.

Turns out she was joking.

After the 42-year-old made the bold statement in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, many publications caught on to report the story.

The actress then tweeted: "You guys realise I was joking about breastfeeding Bella until she is 6, right?"

Milano, is mum to Milo, four, and Elizabella, one.

Now if she joked about breastfeeding her daughter until she was 13, we would have cottoned on.

But her tweet lead to many other mums arguing that actually, breastfeeding a child until he/she is six isn't a huge deal.

Previously, mums have spoken out about breastfeeding their children beyond toddler age.

Mum Denise Sumpter opened up earlier in the year about how she still breastfeeds her six-year-old daughter.

She said: "I'll feed Belle as long as she asks. I don't know how long that will be. It will be the same with my son Beau. I don't think there's anything weird about it."

The 44-year-old said she truly believes her children have benefitted from having her breast milk for longer, adding: "There are things I get out of it - like calm, happy children.

"But I can say with certainty I've done this entirely for the benefit of my kids."

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Milano has always been open about breastfeeding, posting photos of her feeding her daughter, Elizabella, to Instagram.

Her most recent post was on her daughter's birthday.

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