Kylie Jenner came under fire after the reality star shared a picture of herself using a Waist Gang Society waist trainer less than two months after she gave birth to her and Travis Scott's daughter, Stormi Webster. In the picture, Kylie can be seen wearing a black T-shirt and poses in front of the camera showing off her slender figure while wearing the waist trainer.
Even though her sisters, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian have advertised the same in the past, Kylie's fans were not too pleased that she chose to wear it just after she had Stormi. The 'Life Of Kylie' actress captioned the picture as "My girl @premadonna87hooked me up." Many fans soon started expressing their disappointment towards the image as people believed she was promoting "unrealistic" body image.
At the same time, there were people who said that it wasn't good for her to start using a waist trainer so soon after welcoming her baby girl. "My God. Is Kylie still advertising waist trainers to teenage girls?" one fan wrote. "How can u be so filthy rich and still sell out for something that is so dumb and could potentially perpetuate negative body image in young girls."
While another wrote, "Kylie comes back with a greedy waist trainer promotion Post. Girl this is the last thing I wanted." Meanwhile, there were others who explained why it wasn't a good idea for Kylie to use waist trainers. "Waist trainers can harm your organs. Fast forward a century & doctors are still warning about wearing waist trainers, warning that they're not the best idea," one fan wrote. "They can put added & unwanted pressure on the midsection, limiting blood & oxygen flow 2 vital organs which can B dangerous."
Speaking to US Weekly, Dr. Cynthia Robbins explained why waist trainers could be bad for a person. "A waist trainer is a very tight garment that can be clinched tighter and tighter to pull in the floating rib and anatomically compress," she said. "This is worn higher, does not stabilize the pelvis and I feel puts harmful compression to the abdomen. It has a temporary result that is no different than anything too tight around the skin."
She advised women who have just given birth to look for other alternatives. "After the delivery of a baby, the body has had ligaments and cartilage softened by a hormone named Relaxin. This hormone has been produced at the end of pregnancy to allow for structure shifting as the baby moves through the birth canal," she said. "I advise patients to wear a support wrap or belly wrap postpartum to stabilize the patient’s pelvis so that it is held in place and no longer shifts. This allows for the early resumption of exercise and for earlier return to normal function and pre-pregnancy shape. This is a healthy way to quicken recovery."
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