Mum's the word

Sarah Elliott recently scored 104 against England in the Women's Ashes Test. What many don't know is that she was breast-feeding her baby who was 9 months during lunch and tea breaks.

updated: August 19, 2013 13:38 IST
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"There is no maternity leave for professional sportswomen. Most working women can also remain in their jobs up to seven or eight months pregnant, whereas most professional sportswomen would have to stop paid competition by the third month."

- Natalie Grinham, top Dutch squash player

I don't know about you, but the story of Sarah Elliott, the Australian cricketer, made me very, very happy. I don't get to watch women's cricket too often, but I do try to track the scores and stay abreast of developments. So I knew about Elliott's 355-minute innings at the Women's Ashes, where she scored 104 against Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Jenny Gunn and Laura Marsh. What I didn't know was that Elliott was breastfeeding her nine-month-old baby during the lunch and tea breaks.

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