Melissa Suffield from EastEnders talks about finding body confidence 1 year after giving birth

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Former EastEnders star Melissa Suffield has stated that she has a new sense of confidence after becoming a mother for the first time last year.

The actress, 28, who gave birth to her son River with her fiancé Robert Brendan last March, insisted that feeling “ sexy ” is about being comfortable in the skin you’re in and not looking like a model as she pondered himself. acceptance.

She told Closer magazine on Tuesday, “ I’m not ashamed of how I look – every woman, in whatever form, deserves to be represented.

Postpartum: 'I don't feel shame about the way I look': EastEnders' Melissa Suffield has talked about finding body confidence a year after giving birth saying 'feeling sexy isn't about looking like a model' (stock image)

Postpartum: ‘I don’t feel shame about the way I look’: EastEnders’ Melissa Suffield has talked about finding body confidence a year after giving birth saying ‘feeling sexy isn’t about looking like a model’ (stock image)

“Like most women, there are still days when I look in the mirror and think, ‘Um, that’s not me!’ but that’s all part of an ever-changing relationship you have with your body.

‘I am a mother now and I have confidence that I did not have before because I grew up and was born a human. Being sexy is about feeling good about yourself, not looking like a model. ‘

The actress is known for her role as Lucy Beale on EastEnders from 2004 to 2010, and she shares some heartfelt messages about her experiences as a new mother and about adapting to her changed physique.

Earlier this year, the actress shared her belief that getting used to and getting used to the changes in her body since giving birth could take a ‘mental toll’.

Pregnancy: The 28-year-old actress who gave birth to her son River in March 2020 insisted that feeling 'sexy' has to do with being comfortable in the skin you're in and not looking like a model

Pregnancy: The 28-year-old actress who gave birth to her son River in March 2020 insisted that feeling 'sexy' has to do with being comfortable in the skin you're in and not looking like a model

Pregnancy: The 28-year-old actress who gave birth to her son River in March 2020 insisted that feeling ‘sexy’ has to do with being comfortable in the skin you’re in and not looking like a model

She said keeping fit is “going to be quite a long journey” for her. Descriptive her body as “broken,” she said she’s trying to be “kinder to” herself and “not giving up.”

The actress shared a photo of herself in a gray crop top and black leggings posing on the floor next to her son.

She wrote, “River there, doing the yoga that I keep saying I’m going to do again (swipe. He’s absolutely obsessed with doing this and someday soon the kid will be completely roly poly).

‘Fitness is going to be quite a long journey, I think. Understanding what used to be a dancer’s body, and is now a relatively broken body, takes a physical and mental toll.

‘It’s not as easy as putting on my trainers and going to the bench to 5km – every step I take is measured, to make sure I never push myself so hard that it endangers my parenting, but hard enough nonetheless work to heal the parts of me that need to be repaired.

Family: Melissa - who shares her child with her fiancé Robert Brendan - told Closer magazine on Tuesday: 'I'm not ashamed of the way I look - every woman, in whatever form, deserves to be represented'

Family: Melissa - who shares her child with her fiancé Robert Brendan - told Closer magazine on Tuesday: 'I'm not ashamed of the way I look - every woman, in whatever form, deserves to be represented'

Family: Melissa – who shares her child with her fiancé Robert Brendan – told Closer magazine on Tuesday: ‘I’m not ashamed of the way I look – every woman, in whatever form, deserves to be represented’

‘I started using the @ mamawelluk method last week and although I sincerely cried tears about how difficult I found something that wouldn’t even have made you sweat a few years ago, I still feel positive about making a change and it program really is. excellent.

It’s so easy to feel defeated when my fitness was so good before, but I’m not giving up. Just trying to be nicer to myself and give me the time I need. Baby steps. ‘ (sic)

She also recently hit back on a troll after cruelly criticizing her post-baby figure.

Melissa took over her Instagram stories and shared a heartless comment from a troll who wrote ‘ugh’ and left a vomiting emoji under the photo of her body after the baby.

Throwback: The actress is known for her role as Lucy Beale on EastEnders from 2004 to 2010, and she has shared some heartfelt messages about her experiences as a new mom

Throwback: The actress is known for her role as Lucy Beale on EastEnders from 2004 to 2010, and she has shared some heartfelt messages about her experiences as a new mom

Throwback: The actress is known for her role as Lucy Beale on EastEnders from 2004 to 2010, and she has shared some heartfelt messages about her experiences as a new mom

Melissa stated that criticism was ‘classic and expected’ and went on to say that she usually blocked and reported trolls without question because they weren’t ‘worth my time’, but this particular comment ‘got me a bit’.

She looked at the commenter’s profile picture and wrote, “Two kids in that profile picture, one of which is a young girl. And not only do you feel that way about a woman’s body, but you’ve also taken the time to comment and let her know how disgusted you find her.

‘And you are raising a daughter who will learn from her parents what she is worth. And a son who will match the way you treat women. What a shame. ‘(sic)

In another post, the thespian defiantly stated that she wouldn’t allow trolls to stop her from posting whatever she likes, while also praising those related to her latest post.

Fair: Earlier this year, the actress shared her belief that getting used to and getting used to the changes in her body since giving birth could take a `` mental toll. ''

Fair: Earlier this year, the actress shared her belief that getting used to and getting used to the changes in her body since giving birth could take a `` mental toll. ''

Fair: Earlier this year, the actress shared her belief that getting used to and getting used to the changes in her body since giving birth could take a “ mental toll. ”