‘Breastfeeding is just like having a full time job – women are superheroes’

A mum has declared that women are superheroes after she claimed breastfeeding a child is a full time job.

Influencer Bella Abell, 23, boasts 200,000 TikTok followers where she regularly posts updates about her life as a mother.

The blonde beauty has recently gone viral as she breastfed her teeny tot when she walked around on a beach in the bikini.

While she naturally fed her baby, Bella shared that women spend a lot of time nursing their child and compared it to working full time hours.

In the clip that has now racked up 490,000 views, the influencer cradled her tot as she breastfed them.

She claimed: “Breastfeeding for a year equates to about 1800 hours… the same as a full time job.

“Each time a woman nurses they’re burning around 500 calories.

“A newborn will feed about 8-12 times a day.”

However in the comments, Bella corrected some of the statements she made in the viral clip.

She explained: “It varies between women how many calories you’re burning each feed but either way it’s a lot!”

“It’s like doing a three hour hot yoga class everyday – not 500 calories per feed. I messed up.

“Blame mum brain."

Then she praised: “Women are superheroes.”

Agreeing to Bella’s breastfeeding statement, many females praised the influencer for sharing just how much time women have to put into nursing a child.

One person commented: “I can literally feel the energy leaving my body. So important to take care of the breastfeeding mothers."

Another user added: “Natural is such a beautiful thing… mums are superheroes.”

Whilst a third person voiced: “I can always tell when I haven’t eaten enough because I feel nauseous as my babies are feeding!”

Someone else wrote: “Yes, I was so thing after the birth of my 2nd due to this!”

Meanwhile, a fifth user shared: “Yes yes our bodies are awesome.”

According to breastfeeding organisation Le Leche League, they state on their website: “While breastfeeding burns about 500-700 calories extra per day to fuel milk making, this may not always contribute to weight loss postpartum.”

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