Photo of battered mom breastfeeding goes viral for all the right reasons

Photo of battered mom breastfeeding goes viral for all the right reasons

No one doubts that mothers are tough cookies, but it is during instances like this that we can understand just how tough they really are.

Moms are some of the most stoic and resilient people in the world, willing to endure hardships and make sacrifices.

This one mom is the perfect example of that, and she has a viral photo to prove it.

The images shows Thamalia Muller Benjamin Greenbury-Hall lying in a hospital bed. A foam brace is wrapped around her neck, and she is surrounded by tubes and wires and machines and she is clearly not in good form.

What makes the photo so breathtaking is her child, clutched against her chest and feeding. And despite being in the hospital bed, the two appeared to be cozy in their cocoon of blankets.

The photo was originally shared on the Instagram page of the group Breastfeeding in Australia.

The caption reads:

“Last night I had a fall and fell down a flight of 12 stairs unbelievably I have no broken bones just a bit battered and bruised! I was soo nervous the ride the hospital knowing that my son wouldn't have a bar of a bottle and he was well and truly due for a feed thankfully I had some great nurses and doctors that helped me through it and didn't even say a word about us co sleeping ! Here's a picture of us, feeding with a neck brace on! Feeling very blessed! 9 months of breast feeding on the 24th."

Read the full Instagram post on the next page!

Never mind that she could have suffered a serious and life-threatening injury from the fall, what makes the photo so astounding is the fact that even in pain, the her concern was her child’s health.

Since the photo went up, it has received an outpouring of support from other parents who often worry about finding themselves in a similar situation as Thamalia.

One commenter wrote:

“Wow well done! I always worried about emergencies taking me away from my breastfeeding son when he was little, so great to see the support! Must if helped put your mind at rest during such a stressful time. Hope you recover quickly!”

No one doubts that mothers are tough cookies, but it is during instances like this that we can understand just how tough they really are.

Thamalia’s photo may be among the few that went viral, but all most would no doubt do the same thing that she did for their children.

Look at this tough mama! So happy to see hers and her baby's #righttobreastfeed being supported by #paramedics #doctors and #nurses at the #hospital wishing you a speedy recovery Thamalia Muller Benjamin Greenbury-Hall #breastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeedersinaustralia #lactivist #getwellsoon 'Last night I had a fall and fell down a flight of 12 stairs unbelievably I have no broken bones just a bit battered and bruised! I was soo nervous the ride the hospital knowing that my son wouldn't have a bar of a bottle and he was well and truly due for a feed thankfully I had some great nurses and doctors that helped me through it and didn't even say a word about us co sleeping ! Here's a picture of us, feeding with a neck brace on! Feeling very blessed! 9 months of breast feeding on the 24th ????????'

A photo posted by Breastfeeders In Australia (@breastfeedersinaus) on

READ: Mom determined to breastfeed even after severe car accident

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