The mum who breastfeeds and wears her toddler while poledancing

A short clip of a mum poledancing while wearing her toddler as she breastfeeds has been viewed more than 3 million times.

Ashley Wright, who describes herself as a "badass breastfeeding, baby-wearing, attachment parenting, pole dancing, yogi mama" on her website, shared the video of herself performing to Phaeleh by Afterglow on her Facebook page.
"Taking control of the elements... Ascending above it all like..." she captioned it, following it up with a hashtag bonaza including, "#ifbuddhawasapoledacingbabywearingbreastfeedinggoddess ... #normalizebreastfeeding ... #breastfeedingtoddler  ... #naturalparenting."

Ashley Wright on the pole.
Ashley Wright on the pole.  Photo: Facebook

Taking control of the elements... Ascending above it all like... #ifbuddhawasapoledacingbabywearingbreastfeedinggoddess #mswrightsway #goddess #poledancingmom #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingtoddler #attachmentparenting #idothis #keepspace #naturalparenting #babywearing #blackgirlmajic

Posted by Ms. Wrights Way on Sunday, 10 January 2016

Some viewers seem concerned for the child, with one writing, "Even extremely talented athletes slip and fall every now and then. Was the risk to your child really worth the Facebook likes?"

But the majority of popular comments are positive and encouraging. 

"I don't know who you are, or where you are from, but HOLY MOLY, you are an icon. This is truly the coolest, most beautiful and feminine thing I've seen in forever," one wrote. 

"Attachment parenting at its finest! Excellent workout, and bonding experience. Some people just don't get it," commented another.
Wright has previously shared a clip of her poledancing with her baby to The Circle of Life from Lion King, which also went viral.