NEW YORK (AP) — From diet tips to warnings that the sex life will never be the same, sleep-deprived and super-stressed new parents have heard it all. And they want you to stop it.
Most every new parent has a list of lame advice and annoying remarks. For Round Rock, Texas, fitness buff Brook Benten, mom of 4-month-old Hayes, her list included her post-baby body.
She says her post-partum swelling made her look like she was still five months pregnant. She says she "was elated to be a mother" but knew good and well that she "looked baaaaad."
Her advice. Compliment the baby, say he or she is the cutest baby you've ever seen. "But don't compliment the body of the new mother."
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