A 31-year-old Carlee Benear from Texas is being hailed online as a multitasking mom after she was pictured breastfeeding her two-year-old daughter Maramaylee and doing yoga at the same time.
According to Carlee, who is a mother of three, breastfeeding and doing yoga at the same time helps her ‘connect’ with her body.
In an interview with Mail Online, she revealed she first took up yoga after the birth of her second child, having struggled with post-partum depression following her first birth.
Carlee said she continued doing yoga throughout her third pregnancy, describing how it helped her morning sickness and find a greater connection to her unborn daughter.
Explaining why she breastfeeds her daughter while doing yoga, she said:
‘Holding poses and breathing while nursing helps me connect with my body and be more present.’
‘Anything can be challenging if you let your mind get in the way.
I think that’s one of the things breastfeeding yoga has helped me move past and it’s helped me to believe in myself again.
‘Staying in poses is big in yoga as it helps you be in your body and connect with your body during the ups and downs of breastfeeding.’
She added: ‘I am always aware of my daughter around me and I adjust my flow to her because she loves to sneak snacks at any time, so I need to be ready for her to pounce.
‘There is good in this because it is yet another reminder to be present.
‘Now, yoga helps me be the mother I always dreamed of being because I can enjoy every moment to the best of my abilities.’
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