Runner Breastfeeds and Pumps in a 103 Mile Race and the Photos Go Viral
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“We had three goals for the race,” Power said. “The first was that I’d go out and have a good time in the mountains, take a little break and get back into what I love to do. The second was to reach Courmayeur. And the third was maybe, if possible, get to the end of the race, but we weren’t really focused on that.”
She hopes the photos inspire others to help moms who may need extra support like her husband, John Power, did for her. He met her at multiple aid stations with a breast pump and collected milk for Cormac. In preparation for the race, the couple introduced Cormac to formula. The formula would serve as a backup in case the pumping plans failed, and they decided she would end her race if anything went wrong. Thanks to all of the careful planning and teamwork, she finished the race in 43 hours and 33 minutes.
“It’s so real. It’s a juggle trying to do three things at once, 10 things at once, and it’s hard,” she said. “I hope the photo highlights that you don’t lose yourself when you become a mum. But I think there’s a lack of support for new mums who want to do something for themselves.”
See more photos and race details here.