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Australian Olympian Torah Bright 'Sad' After Being Criticised For Posting Breastfeeding Picture

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Australian Olympian Torah Bright 'Sad' After Being Criticised For Posting Breastfeeding Picture

Australian winter Olympian Torah Bright has been shocked by the reaction to her posting a picture of her breastfeeding her son.

The athlete stunned people on Instagram when she uploaded a topless image of her doing a headstand on some grass while her boy gets a feeding.

She wrote alongside the picture: "Becoming a mother has unleashed something inside of me. It's deeply spiritual. It's primal. It's raw. it's fierce. It is pure."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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It's a pretty impressive feat of human strength to be able to do a headstand, let alone trying to remain still enough so that you don't disturb your baby.

Australian magazine Body and Soul said it was 'absolutely obsessed' with the picture and praised her for being a 'wonder woman', however many people didn't agree.

One person wrote in reply to seeing the image: "Not quite sure how to express my unease with this."

Another person said: "Agreed, it's seriously unnecessary. Glad if that's the way she enjoys breastfeeding but it's completely way off reality."

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A third added: "The 'wonder women' is the one at home on the couch breastfeeding one while the other cries in front of the tv beside the pile of unfolded washing next to the laptop with all the unanswered work emails. Show me that."

Loads of people called it 'unnecessary' and said they would be unfollowing the page because they didn't agree with Torah being an exhibitionist.

A quick scroll of the Olympian's Instagram page will show she's no stranger to uploading a breastfeeding picture and proudly shows off what it's like being a mum.

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She's posted an Instagram story about the reaction, expressing how 'sad' she was reading the comments.

"In my world, mothers should be each other's cheerleaders," she said. "Embrace our quirkiness and finding the joy in every s****y thing that is motherhood.

"We all do it differently, it is not wrong or right.

Credit: Torah Bright/Instagram
Credit: Torah Bright/Instagram
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"I only NOW consider myself a 'wonder woman' because I have joined the sacred MOTHERS club with you."

Her baby Flow was born in July last year and is he first child for Bright and her snowboarder husband Angus Thomson.

Announcing the birth, Torah said: "I am so overwhelmed with love and gratitude and in awe of the female body.

"The village of incredible humans around me, and afar helped me ride each wave to bring baby to Angus and I.

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"I will be forever grateful and connected to each person for the guidance, support and love in helping me achieve my birth wishes and preparing me for the journey of a lifetime."

Featured Image Credit: Torah Bright/Instagram

Topics: Australia

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