Kylie Jenner Criticized for Wearing Waist Trainer After Giving Birth: Is It Safe?

Kylie Jenner turned heads earlier this week for posting a photo of herself using a Waist Gang Society waist trainer less than two months after giving birth to daughter Stormi — and some fans weren’t exactly kind about it.

Dr. Cynthia Robbins, a Texas-based OGBYN, spoke exclusively to Us Weekly about 20-year-old Jenner’s bold choice and recommended that the Life of Kylie star avoid wearing the slimming accessory.

“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 explained to Us. “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 skin.”

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Dr. Robbins suggested that women looking to tone down postpartum opt for a safer alternative such as Belly Bandit wraps. “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 early resumption of exercise and for earlier return to normal function and pre-pregnancy shape. This is a healthy way to quicken recovery.”

Although Jenner stayed out of the limelight during her pregnancy, she has been active on social media since welcoming Stormi in February. The Kylie Cosmetics creator recently shared pictures of herself lounging in a hot tub via Instagram and has also Snapchatted several photos flaunting her post-baby figure.

The makeup mogul has also been busy raising Stormi, who she shares with boyfriend Travis Scott. A source previously told Us that Jenner has a strict policy for friends and loved ones visiting the baby and she is committed to keeping Stormi “healthy and indoors” within the walls of her Hidden Hills, California, estate.

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