Better Body Image

Robin Kaplan, M.Ed., IBCLC, of the San Diego Breastfeeding Center, has been a wonderful influence in the lives of many, many San Diego women. She asked me to share some thoughts on how her clients can have better body image, especially after having a baby. In a guest post on her site I had fun sharing some of the latest research, my own thoughts, and referencing Elmo (the muppet.)

viewing body image after baby

I also got to pick the brains of therapist, Rachel Rabinor, and nutritionist, Lindsay Stenovec, and encourage women to subvert the dominant paradigm. I linked to A Beautiful Body Project, Jade Beall’s website sharing “truthful images & stories of women, their bodies, and their lives.” The following is an example from photographer, Saartje Lommelen, found here.


Please hop over and read my whole article!

How have you been able to have better body image? Please share in the comments.

By |2016-11-01T21:48:41+00:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Maternal Mental Health, Mental Wellness|Tags: , , |1 Comment

About the Author:

Abigail Burd, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist practicing in San Diego. (CA lic #LCS26867.) Specialties include maternal mental health, parenting, addiction, depression/anxiety and personal growth. Abby is experienced providing counseling to others in the helping fields, college students, and graduate students.

One Comment

  1. Angela Quisumbing April 2, 2016 at 12:52 am - Reply

    Thank for sharing. I was feeling body conscious after my second baby. I felt like I was able to lose the baby weight faster after my first. The second time around I feel like it’s much more challenging to care for myself and feel good about my body, especially after breastfeeding for almost 6 years straight. After 2.5 years, I finally feel like I’m “getting my color” back, working on my body and feeling great about it. It will take time, but I am feeling more confident every day. I’m heading over to read your article now!

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