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.)
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!
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!