Torah Bright hits back at critics of impressive breastfeeding photo: 'Not looking for praise'

Torah Bright with Flow.
Torah Bright with Flow. Photo: Instagram

Olympic snowboarder Torah Bright has hit back at critics who accused her of "attention seeking" by sharing a photo of herself breastfeeding 10-month-old son Flow while doing a headstand.

The 34-year-old shared a series of photos of her family last week to mark her first Mother's Day as a mother. While most people were impressed by Bright's agility while feeding her son, some accused her of making other mothers feel inadequate by sharing the photo.  

Taking to her Instagram stories, Bright responded to the criticism, saying that some of the comments made her "sad".

"In my world, mothers should be each other's cheer leaders (it's hard enough). Embrace our quirkiness and finding the joy in every sh--tty thing that is motherhood," she wrote.

"We all do it differently. It is not wrong or right. Motherhood is pure. I only now consider myself a Wonder Woman because I have joined the sacred MOTHERS club with you. Nothing but respect to all mothers.

"I'm not looking for praise. I never need strangers' praises. I walk this earth to the beat of my own drum, led by my nutrition and search for love and joy… obviously."

As Australia's most successful winter Olympian, Bright has integrated her love of extreme sports into her lifestyle as a mother from the start.

"Becoming a mother has unleashed something inside of me," the Olympic medallist wrote alongside the original post last week. "It's deeply spiritual. It's primal. It's raw. it's fierce. It is pure.

"I am mother. My prayer for all mothers, now and in the future is that they be heard. Honoured. Respected and encouraged to trust their intuition."


Bright shares the impressive photo to Instagram

Bright shared the impressive photo. Photo: Instagram

Most of her Instagram followers loved the sweet tribute on her first Mother's Day.

"Beautifully said mamma," one person wrote. "Love the boobie self serve handstand."

"Happy Mother's Day Torah!!! That headstand photo is insane," one fan said.

"The headstand pic is the best," another agreed.

"How long did you manage to hold that position in photo 4?" one curious user asked.

"Haha just long enough!" the snowboarder cheekily replied.

It's not the first time the ex-Olympian, who shares her son with fellow snowboarder Angus Thomson, has shared unique breastfeeding methods.

Last month, she posted a photo of herself skateboarding while she breastfeed her son. She's also shared photos of her feeding Flow at the beach and even at the snow.

"Loves when mums on a board," she captioned the pic. "Feedback about dangerous parenting (below)," she joked.