Back in the day, an asshole neighbor of my parents' allegedly said, a week after his son had been born, "I'm giving my wife a month to get back to 110. A tight 110." In those days, this was shocking.
Not anymore. (Okay, a guy saying that aloud still is... hopefully.) Earlier today, we all learned that OK Magazine doctored photos of Kourtney Kardashian to make her look like she's lost all her baby-weight...because that's what you do when your child is five weeks old. Clearly, we've reached some kind of apex (or nadir) of baby weight-loss madness. Look, moms have probably wanted to "lose" baby weight since the beginning of time. But it's only recently that we've become collectively fixated on regaining a "pre-baby body" within weeks if not days of delivery. (The unquestioned superiority of the "pre-baby body" is another kettle of fish entirely.) Never mind that a mother - particularly one who's nursing - is not "fat" but that these few weeks are effectively, still a part of the pregnancy process; such rapid weight-loss has become a goal.