Sophie Power was stunned to be a social media hit but is pleased maternal guilt is being discussed
It was the image that triggered a global debate about motherhood. A little under halfway through one of the world’s most gruelling races, the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB), Sophie Power, 36, was photographed at an aid station near the Italian ski resort of Courmayeur breastfeeding her three-month-old son, Cormac.
Within days, the image had gone viral and was picked up by newspapers from India to Indianapolis.
Now back at home in Islington, north London, giving her first interview to a newspaper, Power, who until last week did not even have an Instagram account, said she had been ill-prepared for the attention she was to receive on social media, but was pleased about the conversation she had started.