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The skinny (or not) on breastfeeding

August 08, 2017

World Breastfeeding Week

Eat what you want they said. You will lose weight they said.

I am not ashamed to admit it, one of the main reasons I pushed SO hard to breastfeed Arden was because I assumed I would lose weight, quick, like all the professionals boasted it would.  Maybe that is their trick - tell mums it helps them get skinny & all the vain biarches like me will push through the pain with the hopes of a better body waiting on the other side of bleeding nipples & engorged boobs.... Well played, breastfeeding pros, well played!!! 

Annnnnnnyway - I must've done something seriously shitty in a past life, perhaps cut off the tender bosom of my lover or something because not only did I have THE worst luck with feeding (you name it, I got it) I was one of the small percentage of this entire world that puts on weight feeding. Serves my conceited ass right, I know. BUT COME ON.... 

All my friends, whether or not they were active pre, during & post pregnancy all had these to-die-for post baby svelte bods, while claiming they were eating all kinds of delicious shit & here I was gaining weight. 

 Breastfeeding Baby Chubby Thighs | Eskimo Nell

(that's me, flipping the bird to that dumb "breastfeeding makes you skinny" advice)

I persevered & soldiered on like all my skinny BF'ing mum friends suggested, with wild dreams of eating what I liked, doing sweet FA & still losing weight - the ultimate dream for someone who loves eating & doing sweet FA as much as me. My well meaning friends said suuuuuuper motivating things like "don't worry, you used to be skinny so you will be skinny again soon I am sure" & "the weight fell off for me after 6 months so keep going". So on I went, loaded up with lactation cookies, lactation tea, fenugreek (so. much. fenugreek), omega 3s & every other breastfeeding old wives tale you can possibly find on Google. 

Word of Advice: Don't Get Ya Hopes Up

Now, the point of my post isn't some kind of woe is me, I was fat for 11 months, boo-hoo situation, I just really want to shine the light on the fact that some people actually gain weight breastfeeding & to not bloody believe the hype.  I also want to actually offer another point of view because every single blog, article, professional, podcast (I really did my BFing research) I read or listened to all had the same bottom line "breastfeeding is amazing for post baby weightloss".  Because of all this really great "advice" I went into my experience with really high hopes that I could laze around all day & stare into my newborn's eyes & still chuck on a bikini that coming summer.  I also had all these romantic hopes that I would breastfeed so effortlessly in oversized kaftans & beautiful lingerie while my husband stared at me in total awe at what a beautiful, earth mother goddess I was...... So, you can imagine how horrified I was to find that this was NOT the case for me. 

Gisele Bundchen Miranda Kerr Breastfeeding | Eskimo Nell

(I also clearly missed the "how to look like a supermodel while breastfeeding memo)

I was pretty deflated to be brutally honesty & without sounding like a dick it did detract from the whole breastfeeding experience for me, a little bit, so do not be like me & use that as one of the main reasons to breastfeed  and don't get ya hopes up because you might be a real grower not a show'er, like me & I would hate for you to get all down & out and hate on the breastfeeding buzz because there really are a lot of amazing things about feeding.  Truthfully, I really do regret worrying about that stupid shit.

So, don't let weightloss be the main motivating factor in the whole shebang, if it happens it is a bonus but not a given.  Because, cheesy as it is.... one day the fat ass won't matter & your babies will be big & your boobs saggy anyway & you will kick yourself, really hard, for even giving a fuck. Living the zero f*cks life is basically the only way out of this parenthood gig alive & I wish I had've cottoned on to that far sooner. 

So basically, my advice is, don't be a vain asshole. Like me.

Ok, that is all from me.  Go forth & breastfeed (or bottle feed, whatever floats ya boat) & enjoy your bundles of yummy milky baby goodness.  

HAPPY BREASTFEEDING WEEK!!!!

Ash

xx

 

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Size Chart

At Eskimo Nell we understand the disappointment of opening up your much anticipated purchase only to find that it is the complete wrong size so to help you avoid that have a squizz at our size chart.

Our tanks, jumpers and baseball tees run a little on the big size so we do suggest going down a size.  If you are unsure just send us an email - we love to help!

TANKS: These are UNISEX!! So please check the measurements!

XS: Width 45cm x Length 69cm

S: Width 48cm x Length 72cm

M: Width 51cm x Length 75cm

L: Width 54cm x Length 78cm

XL: Width 57cm x Length 81cm

XXL: Width 60cm x Length 84cm

*Width is taken 2.5cm from bottom of armhole 

 

JUMPERS: These are also UNISEX and are quite roomy anyway - please check the measurements!

XS: Width 49cm x Length 71cm

S: Width 52cm x Length 73.5cm

M: Width 55cm x Length 76cm

L: Width 58cm x Length 78.5cm

XL: Width 61cm x Length 81cm

*Width is taken 2.5cm from bottom of armhole 

 

BASEBALL TEE: These are also UNISEX  - please check the measurements!

XS: Width 45.5cm x Length 72cm

S: Width 48.5cm x Length 75cm

M: Width 52.5cm x Length 78cm

L: Width 56.5cm x Length 81cm

XL: Width 60.5cm x Length 84cm

XXL: Width 64.5cm x Length 85cm

*Width is taken 2.5cm from bottom of armhole 

 

ROLL-SLEEVE TEES: This is a WOMEN'S FIT - please check the measurements!

S: Width 44cm x Length 63cm

M: Width 47cm x Length 65cm

L: Width 50cm x Length 67cm

XL: Width 53cm x Length 69cm

*Width is taken 2.5cm from bottom of armhole 

 

KIDS TEES: These are UNISEX sizes - please check the measurements!

2: Width 31cm x Length 42cm

4: Width 34cm x Length 46cm

6: Width 37cm x Length 50cm

8: Width 39.5cm x Length 54cm

10: Width 42cm x Length 58cm

12: Width 44.5cm x Length 62cm

14: Width 47cm x Length 66cm

KIDS JUMPERS: These are UNISEX sizes - please check the measurements!

2: Width 32cm x Length 42cm

4: Width 35cm x Length 46cm

6: Width 38cm x Length 50cm

8: Width 41cm x Length 54cm

10: Width 44cm x Length 58cm

12: Width 47cm x Length 62cm

 

 

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