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Update (Amber)

November 3, 2011

Previous post here.

My third child is now 18 months old and is finally weaned and my breasts have shrunk down to their new size from here on out. Before my pregnancies, my weight was 155 lbs, after my 2nd child weaned my weight was 135 lbs, after the 3rd child weaned, my weight is now 137 lbs. My current BMI is 20, due to the lack of fat my body has left after breastfeeding all 3 of our children (1st: 13mos, 2nd: 15 mos, 3rd: 16 mos). I never tried to lose weight, I just ate healthy, exercised lightly, and took care of my babies naturally.

If you are lose all of your baby weight like I did (and then some), your body takes on another shape – mainly there is extra skin that no longer has fat to fill it and the skin has lost it’s elasticity to snap back into shape. I was wondering if I should get breast implants to fill the skin back out, but after learning that most implants cause major scar tissue and have to be replaced at least every 10 years for the rest of your life – I decided against a boob job. Afterall, the more I looked, the more I saw that this is NORMAL – this is what mothers look like!! Their breasts are saggy, flattened, there is extra skin and you know what – that is just fine because it is a type of beauty that can only be gained from having done an excellent job creating life, selflessly giving of yourself, and I am damn proud of it! I hope my photos will empower you to appreciate your body, however nature has made it, and not feel like you need to conform to the “standard of beauty” that is commercialized.

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15 Responses to “Update (Amber)”

  1. linda Says:
    November 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 am

    You look awesome, flat boobs and all ;-)

  2. sph Says:
    November 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Lovely post:) I didn’t think my boobs were normal either, but after all these wonderful women started sharing their photos, I realized that I’m just fine and I don’t need to be surgically ripped opened and stuffed in order to “correct” my body. Sure, my body won’t ever be the same as it was but it just created an entire human being, one of the most complicated instruments on the planet. That’s pretty badass if you ask me!! Best wishes to you, you look fabulous and strong!

  3. jen Says:
    November 3rd, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    you look incredible!!! way to go mama! love your attitude:)

  4. Mary V Says:
    November 4th, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Three Babies!!!! You look awesome, congratulations! You have a lovely shape and your breasts are still perky, great bum too :)

  5. Amber Says:
    November 5th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Aww thanks for the kind comments! It is so important to share and reassure to fight the false images in media…we are women, we are strong and we are beautiful – in EVERY shape and size!!! :)

  6. Sarah P. Says:
    November 7th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I wouldn’t call your breasts saggy. Small, yes, but exactly like mine so maybe I’m biased. :) I think you have a really beautiful body and such pretty skin!

  7. Amber Says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks, Sarah! I guess you would need a good resolution up close photo to see the sagging under the nipple and extra skin, all wrinkled like a great grandmother that has lost weight. If only we could determine where on our bodies the body fat ended up, LOL…I’m not greedy, but it’s nice to have the skin filled in a litle – oh well, just as nature intended me I guess :)

  8. Julie Says:
    November 17th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you for posting-my breasts are the same. No one beleives me that in highschool, I wore a size “D” bra, where as I wear a large “B” now. I weigh less now too, but I’m no longer a girl but have a woman’s body.

    Just wanted to say thank you, I know I’m not the only one.

  9. Kaitlyn Says:
    November 19th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Your body amazes me! THREE babies and you look that good!? Incredible. Love your attitude as well. There isn’t enough appreciation for women who have given birth. You rock, mama!

  10. kourtney Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Very beautiful!! You look amazing honey

  11. April Says:
    February 10th, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I twin toddlers who are weaning from breastfeeding and I was starting to freak out that there was something wrong with me because of the way my breasts have deflated (they started at an A, but ballooned to a D when my milk came in). Your breasts look almost exactly like mine! I feel so much better and more reassured now that they are still healthy and normal.

  12. Elizabeth Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:02 am

    You SERIOUSLY look like a model! Love it!

  13. anita Says:
    February 24th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    You look great and inspire me with my new 3rd pregnancy to feel as good on the inside~

  14. Amber Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Thank you, beautiful mamas, for your wonderful comments!!! Let your beauty shine from the inside and blind the world to any perceived flaws…we are mothers, hear us roar ;-) (((hugs)))

  15. Bridget Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I think it’s amazing that after 3 kids your breasts are still so perky! You’re beautiful woman, and I wish I’d had the outlook about my body that you have about yours after your kids!

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