“I’m just a mum, expressing breast milk, while rocking out at Burning Man.”
Need proof that breastfeeding is an around-the-clock responsibility? Welcome to the wonderful world of multitasking breastfeeding. Yes, multitasking breastfeeding is now a thing. And, yes, playing on your phone while breastfeeding counts as multitasking…
But these master mums are taking this whole breastfeeding thing to the next level in awesomeness. Prepare to be impressed (and feel slightly inadequate at your less-than-impressive multitasking breastfeeding skills) by these multitasking mummas who are kicking serious life goals while breastfeeding or expressing.
Downward facing boob
Toddlers don’t give a stuff if you’re upside down. If they’re hungry and there’s a boob out, then they’re going for it. Just ask any yoga enthusiast who also happens to be a very busy mum.
As it turns out, breast milk will continue to flow, no matter what pose you’re in.
Breasts don’t stop producing milk just because you decide to take a weekend off and go to one of American’s wildest music festivals (aka Burning Man). So what’s a new mum to do? Miki Agrawal brought her breast pump with her, happily expressing on the go.
She even gave her breast milk to other festival goers who were looking for a hangover cure or milk for their coffees. Sharing is caring, after all.
Breastfeeding in Parliament
— Larissa Waters (@larissawaters) May 9, 2017
Former Greens senator Larissa Waters is no stranger to breastfeeding in public. Or in parliament.
The new mum made history back in May as the first person to breastfeed in Australia’s federal Parliament. In June she made headlines again as she moved a Senate motion, with her daughter Alia happily having a feed. Of course, in July she was back in the news after revelations she was an accidental Canadian citizen forced her to resign her Senate post. And just like that, breastfeeding came off the parliamentary agenda.
In 2015, Aussie model Nicole Trunfio graced the cover of Elle Australia breastfeeding her son, Zion. Plenty of model mums have shared their behind-the-scenes breastfeeding shots (including Miranda Kerr, Pink and Megan Gale), but only a select few have made the cover of a magazine mid-feed (including Angelina Jolie and Carol Trentini).
Breastfeeding never looked so good (seriously, how come I NEVER looked that good when I breastfed my kids???).
Run, Express, Run…
And the winner of the multitasking mum award has to go to Anna Young, who continued to pound the pavement while pumping. The new mum managed to run a half marathon, even with a breast pump attached to her for part of the race.
Talk about a marathon effort!
Breastfeeding while pole dancing
Wrap baby, pull out breast, straddle a pole.
Mum Ashley Wright makes it look easy (and gracefully elegant) as she manages to master all three at the same time. Just when you thought you’ve seen it all…
Your wedding day is supposed to be all about you. Except when you’re a mum and your baby sees you walking down the aisle and decides she is STARVING and must be fed.
Christina Torino-Benton took a slight detour while heading to the alter after her nine-month-old daughter started crying in the middle of the wedding ceremony.
This beautiful bridal breastfeeding moment is even more proof that parents really are multitasking pros.
I dos can wait. Hungry babies cannot.
Looking for more #normalisebreastfeeding moments? Check out this badass mum’s Maleficent breastfeeding shoot. And be sure to also read our story on Why Fed is Best. Because bottle-feeding mums are awesome AF too.