Meteorologist wears her 1-year-old while reporting weather forecast

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<pMartin said she wore her son to work on Oct. 5, in honor of International Babywearing Week, 2018.

<pThe footage of the weather forecast, featuring Martin and her child, was shared on Facebook, where it has received 1.2 million views to date and thousands of comments from viewers inspired by the move.

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Wow. We’re absolutely blown away by the response the #babywearing video has gotten! Thank you for all the kindness. @smartinWX has addressed some of the most common questions she’s getting on our latest blog: https://t.co/kElk2kU9s4 pic.twitter.com/qLHj8y7DWK

— Praedictix Weather (@Praedictix) October 9, 2018

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<p"I love that it shows that women can be mothers and do their jobs without "being distracted," one commenter wrote. "So wonderful to see it [baby-wearing] normalized."

<pAnother woman applauded Martin's workplace for being supportive.

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<p"We would have more mothers in well paying jobs if they knew that their kids are okay," she said.

<pMen also chimed in. "Strong women run this world," one wrote.

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<pDr. Jason Homme, assistant professor of pediatrics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said the key, initial phase of parent-child bonding is during the first few weeks of life, but there's more connecting that occurs a little later in childhood, as with Martin's son.

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<p"I think it's reasonable to conclude that it can help with bonding for both for the parent and child," Homme told "Good Morning America" of baby-wearing. "I think to promote it in this way is creative."

<pHomme said mothers and fathers shouldn't consider it a lesser style of parenting to use a stroller, or any other different carrier.

<p"I'm strongly pro-bonding and pro-mom…and mom getting it done at work," he added.

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<pMartin said she's happy the forecast went viral so other parents can see how baby-wearing helps her bond with her son.

<p"It does make me feel like a mom that can be very capable of doing things," she added. "That's just the message that I love about it and I would say as a working mom, it's nice to be able to have this tool with me to help me do my job."