Body Image and Breastfeeding

As mothers, our bodies go through an incredible amount of change in a short period of time. We spend about nine months growing a baby, and after our babies are born, our bodies create breast milk (the most nutritious food possible) to help them grow and keep them healthy. Our bodies are truly amazing, and still many of us don’t view them that way. So, what’s the problem? And how can these negative feelings impact our breastfeeding goals?

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Additional Resources

the 4th trimester bodies project

4th Trimester Bodies Project
The 4th Trimester Bodies Project is an ongoing photodoc that celebrates the uncensored beauty of motherhood.This project is dedicated to embracing the beauty inherent in the changes brought to our bodies by motherhood, childbirth and breastfeeding. Listen to this episode to hear our interview with photographer and mother Ashlee Wells.

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