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When did it ever feel like my body? (Anonymous)

Thinking about it today, I never felt my body was mine. I have kept losing weight and putting it back on ever since I can remember. 2 years after postpartum I am about 75 kilos, and that’s much less than I was before. It feels more like my body today than it used to before I had my son. I guess motherhood has been very empowering, but I have only just started feeling my body is mine again recently. I don’t really look at my body in mirrors so this is a weird experience.

I am still breastfeeding my child and so I think of my breasts in a different light. After feeling they were there to attract, they’ve been drank out for nearly 2 years. At first it felt as if my body wasn’t mine at all, it was just performing all these things for my child. Today it feels like my breasts. They are used but it is my choice and they look a bit different from before. But that’s ok.

I really enjoyed reading the stories on the website. And I do find the women on it beautiful.

in Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions

4 comments… add one

  • Bridget Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 6:00 pm

    Your breasts look amazing and choosing to breastfeed is such a wonderful gift for you and your children. Thank you for sharing your story and for being so brave as to post pictures.

  • sarah Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 7:37 pm

    i think you are beautiful!! i wish i had your breasts, they are so soft and natural looking! mine are way saggy with all these montgomery glands that i cant stand! :(

  • Christie Thursday, May 7, 2009, 3:38 am

    Go breastfeeding-mama! You rock :)

  • Alli Friday, May 8, 2009, 8:32 pm

    Your stomach is almost exactly like mine, except my overhang is a little longer horizontally and I have stretch marks mostly on the “top shelf” instead of the bottom, hehe :)

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