Mom Speaks Out After Getting Marketing Emails About 'Shedding Baby Weight' Right After Giving Birth

Mom Speaks Out After Getting Marketing Emails About ‘Shedding Baby Weight’ Right After Giving Birth

The first thing you want to do after giving birth is diet and hit the gym to lose weight, right? Um, of course, you don’t.

One mom, Kasha Rebant, recently posted on Instagram to share that she’s not only not thinking about losing her baby weight after having her third child, she’s also offended that she received a marketing email from Parents.com about the best way to get your body back after having a baby.

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Mom Speaks Out After Receiving Emails About Losing Baby Weight Just Two Weeks After Giving Birth

“Two and a half weeks ago, I gave birth to my third baby,” the mom wrote. “Two and a half weeks ago I received multiple emails from Parents.com about ‘shedding the baby weight’ and ‘getting your pre-baby body back.’ I struggled so much with my postpartum body before that I swore I wouldn’t let it happen again but honestly those emails triggered me.”

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I have so many thoughts and emotions about #worldbreastfeedingweek because I come from it at both directions. ⠀ ⠀ I spent much of T&K’s first year feeling waves of guilt that I didn’t provide for my children equally as a mother should. ⠀ ⠀ You see, my daughter was adopted and breastfeeding wasn’t an option. By the time my son was born, my daughter was accustomed to bottles and tandem breastfeeding just wasn’t feasible in our new routine with two. ⠀ ⠀ When my son was born i felt another wave of guilt and pressure as I breastfed him. On one hand, guilt that I wasn’t able to provide in this way for my daughter and on the other hand, pressure to provide what society calls “the best” to at least one of my children. Do you see the battle I faced? ⠀ ⠀ I cried over filling bottles of formula for my daughter while I nursed my son. How as a mother do you balance the two while society tells you there’s only ONE right way to feed your baby? ⠀ ⠀ You see, it took me far too long to come to peace with how my children were fed but you know what? In one, ten, or fifty years they won’t care how they’re fed. They’ll care that I made them feel honored. They’ll find peace in that I made them feel valued. And they’ll know that they mattered, made a difference, and were fiercely loved by a mama who made the best decisions she could ♥️ ⠀ ⠀ ***Huge shoutout to the mamas who sacrificed their own milk supply to help supplement my baby. THAT will not be forgotten.

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Rebant went on to question why the world puts so much pressure on moms and their weight immediately after they give birth. “What has this world come to that moms are pressured to look or feel a certain way immediately after having a baby?”

“Why does one think that postpartum automatically means dieting and weight loss? It’s tragic for the mental health of moms today and I’m definitely not immune,” she continued.

Rebant, though, isn’t going to let the ill-timed marketing campaign get her down. “So instead of lingering over those emails or the weight I see on the scale, I’m choosing to embrace this body that God used to bring my babies into my family.”

“Let’s just forget the naysayers and rock those pregnancy jeans as long as possible because life isn’t meant to be lived that way. Yes, these are still my pregnancy jeans and I have zero intention of even stepping foot into my pre-pregnancy clothes anytime soon. And you better believe my body is much stronger now than it was before, stretch marks and all.”

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Rebant’s followers were very supportive of her post, cheering her on from the comment section. Even Parents reached out to apologize for the email campaign.

“We’re so sorry you had this experience. We’d love to be able to track down the emails you received because we, as a brand, feel strongly opposed to any language that makes moms feel bad about their bodies. On the contrary, we strive to lift moms up when they need it the most,” the parenting website wrote to her.

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