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Gone Viral: Woman Stops To Breastfeed Her 3-Month-Old Baby - In The Middle Of Grueling 106-Mile Marathon

Date September 21, 2018 09:37

Despite the many broken boundaries offered by the modern world, breastfeeding is still considered to be a controversial topic. While it’s the healthiest option for both mother and a baby, women are discouraged from breastfeeding mainly because of the stigma that surrounds it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, many mothers are stepping up and fight for the right to feed their babies when they need to. One British woman became a role model for many by showing to the world that there is nothing to be ashamed of and when nature calls, you’ve got to answer.

Breastfeeding in the middle of a marathon

Mother-of-two Sophie Power was taking part in a 106-mile marathon at Mont-Blanc, France. She was about 16 hours in of a 43-hour race when she first got a chance to feed her three-month-old baby at a rest stop.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The moment was captured by Strava’s photographer and later posted on its social media account. Unsurprisingly, the image quickly became viral. In its caption, Strava described it as

a story of motherhood, endurance, and the strength of the human body.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Power admitted she felt nervous about participating in the race so soon after giving birth, but she made sure she was well prepared for it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Londoner did weight-training and low-impact cardio when she was pregnant but had to take a break after giving birth. After almost eight weeks, she resumed her training.

People shared their reactions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sophie finished the race in 43 hours and 33 minutes. She says she was inspired by her 3-year-old son, who really wanted to run to the finish line with her.

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