Hockey Player Breastfeeds Baby Before Game In Awesome Photo

An awesome breastfeeding photo is propelling this hockey player into the league of badass moms.

On Sunday, the popular Facebook page, Breastfeeding Mama Talk, posted a photo of Dallas mom and hockey player, Sabrina Pfeifer, breastfeeding her 5-month-old daughter, Kaci, at the ice rink.

”My pre-game routine is a little different these days,” the caption states. 

The post received over 3,400 likes, and many other athlete moms shared their own breastfeeding stories in the comments section

Commenter Kit Thornton Adams posted her own pond hockey breastfeeding photo. 

Pfeifer told The Huffington Post she’s been playing hockey since her senior year of high school in Wichita, Kansas and has worked as a hockey director, coach and referee. Now that she has Kaci, hockey still remains a big part of her life, as she plays on a coed team called Nuts & Knockers. 

“My husband and I actually met playing hockey, and while we don’t get to play together anymore, we make sure we each get time at least once a week to be in a league,” Pfeifer said. “Kaci just comes along with us and pretty intently watches the game. We hope that that view will change in a few years with us both sitting in the stands while we get to enjoy watching her play.”

Having Kaci at games means that the mom can nurse her on the sidelines. Pfeifer said her breastfeeding journey has been incredibly positive thanks to her pre-birth education and the postpartum care she received from her husband and the support team at Dallas Birth and Women’s Center. 

“It’s heartbreaking when I read or hear stories of other women who have not had such an easy go with it or get harassed for simply providing nourishment for their child,” she said.

Pfeifer is also grateful for the positive support from her teammates, whom she considers family. “In terms of having positive support, one of the main people I go to when I have questions is my good friend and teammate, Jess, who has breastfed all three of her children,” she said.

“There are other ladies in the leagues who have shared their stories with me as well, and the majority of my male teammates don’t even bat an eye as most of their wives have breastfed in some capacity,” she added, noting that there has been a bit of “good-natured teasing” as well. 

Pfeifer hopes that her photo can inspire her fellow parents. “After seeing my photo, I hope that people know that life doesn’t have to totally stop after you have children ― your main focus just shifts.”

The mom added, “While it is certainly different, you can still enjoy your hobbies even if they are in a smaller capacity. I hope that after reading my story that people know with the right support it makes it much more likely that you can achieve your personal breastfeeding goals. You find your tribe in the most unlikely of places.”

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For The Last Time, Barb From ‘Stranger Things’ Is Dead

Yes, the headline on this story is a major spoiler, but you’ve had an entire summer to watch “Stranger Things,” so you can’t blame anyone but yourself. 

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way: For anyone who is somehow unclear about Barb’s fate in the Netflix series, show creators Matt and Ross Duffer would like you to know that SHE IS DEAD. 

Obviously, right? Anyone looking the way Barb looked when viewers last saw her couldn’t possibly be alive. This isn’t a Jon Snow situation.

There are some people, however, who weren’t convinced that Barb’s story is over. Thankfully, the Duffer brothers put any confusion to rest during a live panel on Saturday night at Samsung 837 in New York City, after an audience member flat-out asked, “Is Barb dead?”

“I mean, yes ― yes, she’s dead. I thought we were pretty clear about that,” Matt Duffer said. “There’s a slug hanging out of her mouth ― out of her dead corpse. And then if you were still confused, [Chief Jim] Hopper finds her in the nest, also very dead.” 

“So if you are holding out hope that she is still alive, that’s just wishful thinking,” Ross Duffer added. 

Of course, the Duffer brothers have previously confirmed Barb’s death, but for whatever reason, Barb’s fate seems like a hard pill to swallow for some fans.

The Duffers were also asked about what’s to come on Season 2 of the hit show. They wouldn’t say much, but they told the crowd that the show picks up about a year after the first season’s events and that a portal to another dimension is still open. Additionally, they revealed that Will Byers (played by Noah Schnapp, who was also at the panel) may not be doing “amazing” in Season 2. That shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, considering viewers last saw Will coughing up slugs and possibly having visions or hallucinations of The Upside Down. 

And despite all the talk of monsters, death, fear and how weird it was that terrycloth was a “thing” in the ’80s, perhaps the strangest part of the night was when an audience member asked 11-year-old Schnapp if he would go to prom with her. Actually, she directed the question to Will, since she apparently didn’t know his real name ― even stranger still. 

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