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.

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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+00:00 March 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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