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Last fall, Project Runway’s Tim Gunn took fashion designers to task for not designing clothes with non-model American women in mind. Gunn focused on unrepresentative sizing, but as I try to decide what to wear to my third daughter’s baby naming ceremony (or to synagogue on Saturday mornings, for that matter) I’d expand Gunn’s critique to clothing marketed for breastfeeding women. For breastfeeding new moms of all sizes, the pickings are slim.
The expression ‘breastfeeding controversy’ evokes the eternal debate over whether it’s better to breast- or bottle-feed infants. Or maybe the question of where, if anywhere, the act of breastfeeding shouldn’t be endeavored. (Or, quite possibly, Talmudic breastfeeding conundrums.)
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.