‘If you keep breastfeeding your body will spring back in no time,’ said the midwife.
My daughter Ivy was less than two hours old, we were trying to latch her on to my breast, and we were having my first conversation about losing my baby weight.
Up until that point I wasn’t thinking about my baby weight. My body had just made a person and undergone major abdominal surgery to give birth to that person. Was it too much to ask to take a few moments more to feel pride rather than shame about my body?
Yes, apparently it was.