Oct. 17, 2022 – Does Instagram make new moms feel inadequate? Yes, suggests a new study that warns images of new mothers on social media may drive body dissatisfaction and feelings of not being good enough.
Lead researcher Megan Gow, PhD, a National Health and Medical Research Council early career fellow at the University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School, says she wanted to find out if Instagram images reflected the actual population of postpartum women.
“We were concerned images would be idealized, placing postpartum women, who are already a vulnerable group, at increased risk,” she says.
The findings, published recently in the…