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Breasts, Acceptance (Autumn)

August 26, 2009

My name is Autumn, I’m 21 (22 in September), and almost 4 years postpartum.
I’ve posted here 3 or 4 times before, mainly with updates. This time I wanted to share my postpartum breasts (my belly is included, too!).

(Previous entries here, here and here.)

I’ve always been extremely insecure about my breasts, when I was a teenager I used to cry almost every time I looked in the mirror and I’d avoid the mirror until I had to shower, because I was so ashamed of my breasts. Thinking back, I don’t understand what I was seeing that was so awful and realizing they were actually quite pretty back then, made me realize I may not be seeing them in the correct light nowadays. I’ve been on a mission recently to feel as little shame about my body as humanly possible. I’m sick of devouring myself in insecurity. I’ve come to accept each of my body parts in their own time, I’ve been okay with my tummy, legs, butt, etc for awhile now. But I just could shake off the insecurities about my breasts, and seeing the breasts in the media (mainly movies that my husband watches, mainstream movies that tend to have breasts) really did not help me in coming to terms with them. So I started Googling natural breasts and was very pleasantly surprised at the amount of breasts that resembled mine and the fact that the super perky perfect ones didn’t completely monopolize the search. They were there, but I didn’t feel threatened by them with how many other breasts weren’t super perfect (but were still very attractive!). Over the last couple of weeks I’ve found acceptance for myself as a package and I’ve never felt so good. It’s a wonderful feeling not being down on myself every second of the day. So I figured since this site has helped me immensely in coming to terms with my body and seeing that I am attractive, in spite of what the media tells us, I would add these photos to show I’m no longer ashamed!

Updated here.

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13 Responses to “Breasts, Acceptance (Autumn)”

  1. Amberfawn Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I think they’re beautiful, nice and round. You have nothing to be ashamed of.

  2. autumn Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Thanks. That’s what I’ve come to realize, that there’s nothing wrong with them. It’s taken me awhile to get to this point, though. =)

  3. Ali Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Oh my gosh…WHAT is wrong with your breasts?! They are beautiful, round, perfect even by society’s standards. I’m glad you are feeling good about them now! You should!

  4. Jillylicious Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Oh goodness! I’m glad you feel good about your breasts now – they’re lovely! You haven’t got a thing to worry about, they are very natural and aren’t saggy at all. Enjoy! :)

  5. AMANDA Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    u know wut? ur so beautiful, ND I’M JELOUS!

  6. sabrina Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I’m jealous of your post pregnancy breasts. Mine are small and saggy and lack any kind of fullness. I’d rather have yours than mine any day.

  7. nico Says:
    August 26th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    good on you autumn! if you ever need any more affirmation you should check out kate winslet in ‘the reader’, she’s breastfed 2 kids and you can see her beautiful perfect ‘imperfect’ mama boobs in all their glory in her nude scenes. gorgeous, just like you :)

  8. Trish Says:
    August 27th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Those are postpartum breasts? There is nothing wrong with your breasts…they are great! And you have a great shape…nice hips..That last pic (the black and white one) is such a strong beautiful pic.

  9. ariel Says:
    August 27th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Your breasts look amazing! I’d be showing those babies off if they were mine!

  10. Anna Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Your breasts look great! Actually they remind me a little of my own accept mine are obviously lopsided! I would much rather have yours, and they arent saggy at all, they look good.

  11. Mike Says:
    August 30th, 2009 at 2:21 am

    I am glad to see you now how beautiful you really are.

  12. Heather Says:
    September 12th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    OMG, how did you get photos of me naked? That is exactly what my belly and breast look like after having twins nearly two years ago.

  13. KELLY Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    We really are body twins :) We are beautiful!

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