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Within less than six months, Lonah Chemtai Korlima has gone from being embraced by the public as she fought the bureaucracy to obtain Israeli citizenship to facing a storm of criticism over her performance at the Olympics.
Being pregnant for 9.5 months is a monumental transformation. Your body swells. Your hormones pulsate. Your appetite ranges from ravenous to nauseous within minutes. I enjoyed housing another human, but I couldn’t wait for the end. I wanted to meet the specimen I had grown and get my body back. I imagined giving birth and quickly returning to my previous weight, my previous hormonal rhythm and my previous life.
While reading this Sunday’s New York Times article “Overselling Breast-Feeding,” I couldn’t help but reflect on the emotional roller coaster that has been my experience with breastfeeding.
When model Nicole Trunfio appeared on the cover of June’s Elle Australia breastfeeding her four month old son, the hashtag #normalizebreastfeeding generated on Twitter and Instagram, with both women and men discussing the importance of being able to breastfeed publicly without being censored or sexualized. Women posted pictures of themselves breastfeeding to social media platforms, demonstrating that the act is normal, necessary, and common.