‘Breastercising’ Mom Sharny Kieser Under Fire Due To Breastfeeding While Exercising
Breastfeeding is being advocated all over the world, and moms get a lot of praise when they do it. But this 35-year old "breastercising" mom may have overdone it. Sharny Kieser has been under fire lately after her husband posted a photo of her breastfeeding while doing lunges on Facebook.
The controversial photo of Sharny shows her breastfeeding her two-week old baby boy while doing lunges at the yard. Her husband, Julius Kieser, was very proud of his wife, which was why he posted the photo on Facebook, with the hashtag "#breastercising".
But as soon as the photo was out, a lot of criticisms were hurled at the breastercising mom. According to a report by Yahoo News, the mother of six was not ridiculed for breastfeeding in public, rather, people expressed their resentment towards her failure to give her two-week old baby the proper attention when breastfeeding.
Some of the comments on Facebook were like, "Cut the multitasking crap for 10 [minutes] and enjoy the one on one time with your child." Another commenter simply posted, "I honestly don't understand why it's necessary to exercise whilst breastfeeding?"
According to Daily Mail, not all commenters criticized Sharny. Some were quite supportive of her. Others, actually praised her efforts at trying to stay fit while breastfeeding.
In defense of herself, Sharny said, "A lot of people think it's gross or strange or that I should be bonding with Magnus, but I feed six times a day, I'm not exercising every time and when I do I'm also watching the kids ride around on their scooters and play outside."
She also added that lunges were the easiest things that one can do while nursing. They're not like running, weights or leg pressing.
Sharny was dubbed as the "Fit Mum" and although her photos spark a lot of controversy on social media, she surely has become more popular than before. For Sharny, the earlier that she gets back into doing exercises, the faster she'll be able to bounce back.