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A Mam's post about why she 'couldn't give a s**t' about losing baby weight is going viral

“Puffy face, droopy milk-filled boobs, wider hips and belly full of stretch marks.”

OLIVIA WHITE IS an Australian parenting blogger who blogs about motherhood, marriage and everything in between.

She also happens to be the mother of two young children.

Last week, White shared a photo of herself on Facebook and Instagram, detailing why she won’t be “bouncing back” to her pre-baby body.


“Puffy face, droopy milk-filled boobs, wider hips and belly full of stretch marks,” she wrote. “That’s my post baby reality, no ‘bouncing back’ here!”

And you know what? I couldn’t give a s**t! Because I’m not the same person I was before I had babies, so why would would I want my body to reflect something and someone I no longer am?

“Those droopy boobs fed my babies and grew them up big and strong. Those hips and rippled belly were home to my little babes for 9 months.”

It might not be the ‘transformation’ body so many ogle or aspire to. And sure, some days I wish it didn’t jiggle so much and was a bit ‘firmer’ but then I just remember the awesome stuff it’s done and cut myself some slack and go eat a cheeseburger, because we earned it.

The post received thousands of likes on Instagram and Facebook, and was subsequently shared by the popular Love What Matters Facebook page, where it garnered over 44k likes.

White told MailOnline that she simply wanted to illustrate that bouncing back is “not a reality for everyone”.

Honestly I wouldn’t say I am 100 per cent happy and confident with how I look but it’s more about being at peace with myself. Right now I want to be healthy and happy and if I can inject fitness into that and aspire to that moving forward then I will. I’d like to be a bit more toned but I project total confidence for my daughters… that’s the important part.

Damn straight.

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