Breast Implants

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I am going to open up and talk about something a little uncomfortable that I've gotten quite a few private emails about lately.....and that is breast implants. Nursing two babies did a number on my body. I have been pretty candid about talking about the stretched skin I have on my stomach (if you are new to my blog, you can read more about that here and here), but I would be lying if I said other areas didn't take a toll too.

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One of the side effects of nursing for so long is having nice perky boobs while nursing! Ha. But then they get pretty deflated afterwards. I would be lying if I said I had never considered getting implants.....but I don't know....something about it just does not sit right with me. In a lot of ways I feel like I would be betraying my message of owning our imperfections and just would not really be a decision consistent with the rest of who I am. It is an incredibly personal decision, and not one that I would ever place any judgement on at all for someone else who felt it was the right decision for them, but just to answer the questions I have gotten about it, at this phase in my life it is not something I would pursue. I have some super thick bra padding that I usually stick in my sports bras for photo shoots to give some perkiness and that works just fine for me 🙂

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4 Comments

  1. Natalie, you are such a positive role model. If today was Thanksgiving, I would say I’m thankful for you. lol. I just really appreciate your message. It’s so encouraging. There could never be enough people with your message and outlook in this world. Thank you for being you and sharing your view.

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    • Thank you so much Nailah! Your comment put a huge smile on my face 🙂

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  2. Natalie, you are such a beautiful momma! I just wanted to comment with my own experience – I had breast implants for 15 years (saline) and nursed four babies with them in – but just three weeks ago, at age 38, I had them removed! It just wasn’t for me…and once you get them, they pretty much are a lifetime commitment, because you need to get them redone every 10 years or so. Mine are really deflated now..and saggy ol’ socks…but I will take them over the implants :-). Good luck in whatever you decide – either way, you rock!!

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  3. I definitely second what Nailah said! You saved my life with your freezer meals (especially after I had my son in 2013)! It is pretty difficult to find the kind of content that you share in your blogs and articles. It’s really nice to know how you feel about breast implants…I have considered it a lot myself (even after only having one child) but not being able to pic my son up, vaccuum and do laundry for 1 month or more is really daunting. Thank you so much for all of your hard work /sharing your opinion(s)!

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