Breastfeeding mother praised for pumping milk WHILE running half marathon

The new mother needed to feed her baby at the finish line

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by Alya Mooro |
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New mother Anna Young, who gave birth to her baby girl five months ago, ran a half marathon this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah.

And if that wasn’t impressive enough, Anna proceeded to pump some breastmilk with a breast pump at the 8 mile mark, so she could feed her daughter at the end of the 13 mile race.

“I had to leave at 4:30am and the race started at 6:45am,” wrote Anna on Facebook page Occupy Breastfeeding.

“I nursed my daughter before I left the house, pumped after running the first 8 miles and nursed her after I made it past the finish line.”

“This group and Le Leche league motivated me to find a way to run my race and take care of my daughter #normalizebreastfeeding,” she added.

The post was shared more than 1,600 times and the runner has received an abundance of praise. One user of the social networking site wrote: “Hats off for her! What a super woman.”

Another wrote: “Pumping while running…. that is dedication to your baby and your own needs/health. Wow, just so amazed right now. Go momma.”

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Speaking to the Huffington Post, Anna said: “I thought signing up for a race would be a good way to commit myself to running more regularly, as well as an opportunity to share something I am passionate about with my daughter.” The mum added that she’s been training by running while pushing her daughter in a stroller.

“Even though I was nervous about pumping during my race, I hope it helps other mothers to not be afraid to nurse their children in public,” she continued.

“I want other moms to see that you can still take time to do the active things you love and nurture your baby. Breastfeeding and motherhood does not limit what I am capable of, it only enhances it.”

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