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Your Postpartum Eating Disorder Doesn't Have to Be A Silent Struggle

September 15, 2023
Societal pressures to 'bounce back' too quickly after pregnancy can lead to problems.

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Nursing her newborn son while casually scanning social media, Shannon Kopp stopped her scroll when she came across a post comparing Kylie Jenner's body before and after giving birth.

"There were pictures of her body pregnant and then postpartum. The headline said something like, 'Kylie's got her body back in just six weeks!' Had she lost her body pregnant? Of course not. Her body had changed and grown to bring new life into this world," Kopp said.

She recalled identifying at the moment how "harmful and destructive" the social media post (and the diet culture and fatphobia it perpetuates) could be for fellow new mothers.

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