'Accept your body or try to change it': Fearne's advice to new mums 5 years ago

'Accept your body or try to change it': Fearne's advice to new mums

"You don't feel like you as much."

Fearne Cotton opened up about the pressures on new mums when it comes to body image.

The TV presenter, who's mum to Rex, 4, and Honey, 1, said that she's learned to love her body after having kids.

“When you’re breastfeeding your boobs are massive and leaky, you don’t feel like you as much, but you learn to accept the bits that have changed or, if there are bits that you really don’t like about yourself, then you do something about it," she told The Huffington Post.

“I still now have a saggy lower tummy that’s excess skin, but you have to learn to love all those things.”

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She also said that women put more pressure on themselves than the media does.

"The media will always show certain images and films will always depict a certain type of woman, but no one is telling us to do anything,” she said.

“We have to be accountable for the amount of pressure we apply to ourselves and go with that.

As for new mums who are insecure about their post-baby bodies? She believes they have the power to do something about it.


"I think you have two options: Either accept [your body] or try to change, and it’s that simple."

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Fearne has admitted that she struggled with her body image in the past.

Speaking to Red earlier this year, she said she had very little gratitude for her body when she was younger.

"Now I’m in awe of the human body. It is an incredible machine that is unrivalled by any invention. It can self-heal, grow, change, move and create, but we have to love it first.”

“We’ve all been known to slam ourselves and attach shame to our physical form, but if you start with humble gratitude for its abilities, you’re heading in the right direction."