There is nothing quite like pregnancy and postpartum life to make random people think they have license to comment on other people's bodies. The things people need to stop saying about postpartum bodies, in particular, are probably too numerous to count and, sadly, I am no stranger to the majority of them. Thankfully, I've grown from the timid new mom who went home and cried after her belly was touched in the grocery store. The stranger asked sweetly when I was due, when I was six weeks postpartum. If someone had touched my belly after my third child I probably would've bitten their hand. (Disclaimer: I haven't actually bitten anyone. Recently.) It's not that you ever really get "used to" someone making random comments about your body, postpartum or otherwise, it's that you build a steel wall of resolve around your emotions and react accordingly.
It's not cool how people think women's bodies, in general, are public property up for scrutiny at all times. It's certainly no more cool to scrutinize and police postpartum bodies. This person just grew a human being inside of their body for nine months (give or take a few weeks), then pushed a newly created watermelon-sized human out of their body through a small canal (or were cut open and had a baby pulled out of a little slit in their freakin' stomach). Do you even appreciate how goddamn phenomenal that is? Why on earth aren't we spending our postpartum comments on praising the guts and glory necessary to get through childbirth?
I personally think we should stop talking about postpartum bodies altogether, unless it's to say, "Damn, I can not believe a human being is that powerful." However, as that probably won't be happening anytime soon, here are some specific suggestions about what to remove from your postpartum conversational repertoire: