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"I still feel angry and betrayed by my body": When breastfeeding doesn't go as you planned

At six months my son bit me while I was trying to nurse him on a plane, and I nearly threw him onto my husband's lap and said, "That's it, I am done." I went exclusively to pumping and supplemented with formula. To this day, nearly three years later, I still feel angry and betrayed by my body.

I really want all new moms to know that for some breastfeeding comes naturally. For others it is the most difficult, frustrating, and demoralizing experience in their lives. That coupled with sleep deprivation, postpartum depression, and life in general, and you can find yourself in an awful place emotionally, mentally, and physically…

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“It must be twins!” Having a positive plus size pregnancy

I’ve heard of horrible things my non-plus size girlfriends have gone through while pregnant. And while I’m aware that every pregnant lady gets unwanted comments thrown their way, it seems like those directed at plus-size pregnant ladies is wildly different. Some of the comments can even make you feel like, well, like you’ve done something wrong, or that your body is wrong.

But I did have some amazing people around me while I was pregnant. And in case you don’t, I want you to hear what I heard…

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