‘YUMMY’ CRUMMY FOR SOME
CELEBRITY yummy mummies, such as models Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bündchen, make ordinary mothers feel inadequate and unworthy, a study has found.
Although some women manage to resist the pressure, they still desire this ideal, a University of Melbourne study has found.
Dr Christina Malatzky conducted in-depth interviews with 29 Australian mothers and women who want to be mothers. She found many internalised this model of “good” mothering.
This is driven by celebrities who were held up as an “idealised maternal body”.
The findings come as Channel 7’s new TV reality show, Yummy Mummies, starts on Sunday.
Tomorrow’s Weekend liftout goes inside the cashedup world of the Yummy
Mummies Rachel Watts, Lorinska Merrington and Jane Scandizzo.