Shape of a Mother should stay as it is. Don’t spread your wings so soon. This is just getting started. There are other resources available for overweight women, women naturally predisposed to being plus-sized and women who do not fit into society’s standard. There is, however, little to nothing that focuses purely on the bodies of women who have had babies.
This is a site for women who aren’t necessarily mothers. I happen to read this site every day and I’m a soon to be married childless woman in my late twenties. I read it because it’s good to see people so confident about the decision they made even if they aren’t necessarily confident…and seeing that is helping me with my own decisions on motherhood.
The breastfeeding link makes me feel so sad. I am the mom of two and had a very difficult time breast feeding due to breast reduction surgery a few years back. Too much damage was done to have the whole things work right. Although I do not miss the back aches, headaches prior surgery but I am sad that I’ve missed out on this opportunity. Maybe if I’d seen 007 Breasts:Gallery i would have waited for surgery till after kids. That said I am bonded with and am so blessed to have two healthy children despite needing to use formula!
Anon III – I can understand the sadness you feel at the link, but please remember that you are no less a mother because you physically could not breastfeed. You are a beautiful woman and mother. Peace.
I just wanted to leave a note for Anon III too. I used to feel guilty because I couldn’t get the hang of breastfeeding with either of my children, and I felt I’d given up too soon. But there is really no need to hang on to the guilt. Your children are healthy, as are mine. They’re very intelligent, never had ear aches/infections until loooongg after they were off the bottle, and love me very much. I can’t ask for more than that. My children are school-aged now. Maybe time has something to do with it all. Whether I breastfed or not doesn’t determine what kind of a mom I am, nor how much I love my children. Healthy eating decisions goes beyond breastfeeding. Being a good parent has nothing to do with how your infants were fed. Concentrate on the awesome parts of you please!
As a not-yet-pregnant non-mother, I want to say that I’m looking forward to something that’s for women not necessarily mothers. Even though I don’t yet have the physical marks of pregnancy, this site has made a huge difference in how I look at my body and how I treat her. Seeing the pictures has shown me how much power there is in a woman’s body and it’s stregnthened my self-worth and my feeling of dignity.
We also were proud to celebrate nursing last week on both of our blogs! It is such a wonderful thing, we also created a gallery of breastfeeding mom’s who read our blog! To help us remember and celebrate every day!And to all mothers that cant nurse, your amazing! Even just TRYING is a HUGE gift to your baby! Keep up the wonderful work, and love those babies!
Thank you so much for the link to the breastfeeding moms. I nursed my daughter for 26 months and my son for 13 months (he weaned himself). It was the most special time and pictures of babies nursing still bring me to tears….it is just so beautiful!