Once a diehard workaholic, Audra Khoo was a former executive assistant and preschool educator who “would rather see cash growing in the bank than waste time taking breaks”.
Today, motherhood has lent new meaning to the 34-year-old’s life, although it offers zero remuneration.
She shocked relatives and friends by quitting her job when her eldest child was 18 months, and is now excelling at being a stay-at-home mum to her three kids. Caelan, Danielle and Elden, are now aged five, two and one, respectively.
Another shocker for them: Photographs of her breastfeeding Elden – without a nursing cover at Raffles Place – that were splashed on the front page of major newspapers and went viral, as well.
Audra is one of the three mums featured in the The Magical World of Breastfeeding photo series. She volunteered for the photo shoot by Jen Pan and Ray Co to make a stand against workplace discrimination against nursing.
“People were probably wondering why that siao char bor (crazy woman) was nursing her kid right smack in the CBD,” she says with a laugh.
“But I feel an awareness project like this is necessary to help people understand that there is nothing wrong with mums breastfeeding in public.”
(Photo: Young Parents and Jen Pan Photography)
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