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Recently, a mother posted a beautiful picture on Facebook, showing her breastfeeding her baby during an ice hockey tournament, showing just how hard mothers constantly work for their children, media reported.
Apparently, this post has gone viral and people are overwhelmed to see her spirit. Small is being appreciated and is being welcomed with tons of positive responses.
Serah Small, a teacher from Alberta, Canada is a mother to an eight-week-old daughter known as Ellie.
She never contemplated on how problematic it could be when picking up to exercise again following pregnancy.
“I have really struggled with accepting my new body as I have always had that athletic build,” she wrote on Facebook.
“I have played hockey my whole life and when I found out I was pregnant I signed up to play in two tournaments in March trusting that my body would just ‘bounce back’.”
“My body wasn’t doing the things my brain thought it could,” she wrote.
“But I have never been prouder of myself and my body,” she wrote. “I felt my milk come in and leak as I played and between periods I would strip down to feed my eight-week-old babe.
“Being a mum is absolutely amazing and I’m so happy I got to do something I absolutely love while still meeting my babies needs [sic].
“Our bodies are amazing and this weekend was the first time I truly appreciated mine.”
The mother seemed uneasy when she thought of sharing the picture online, as she feared bulks of negative responses.
Nevertheless, a lactation consultant made her realize that she shouldn’t feel embarrassed about it.
“Although at times I feel the burn of judgmental eyes I feel more empowered than anything to be able to meet my babies needs the way my body intended [sic],” she added.