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Do your boobs get ruined if you breast feed?

do they get all saggy??and do your nipples get bigger?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:52 PM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • You're already doomed by being pregnant, and by living in Earth's gravity. Sagging is in EVERYONE'S future. **grin** Breastfeeding won't change anything any more than pregnancy will have already done.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:54 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Yes, some will say no but YES. Your breasts are "stretched" when your milk comes in and they fill up. This leaves extra skin which sags after your breasts go back to normal after breastfeeding. I'm not sure on teh nipple part
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • They get ruined by pregnancy in general.
    smarshy

    Answer by smarshy at 6:57 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • "Yes, some will say no but YES. Your breasts are "stretched" when your milk comes in and they fill up. This leaves extra skin which sags after your breasts go back to normal after breastfeeding."

    Mine were saggy before pregnancy. Equally saggy after two years of breastfeeding...exactly the same.

    Look at your mom. That's what to expect for YOU.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:58 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Getting pregnant makes your nipples bigger and darker.
    Breastfeeding does not ruin your breasts. Gravity does that. Wear a good bra - even if you don't breastfeed - and you'll be fine.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 7:00 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • While you're pregnant your boobs will get bigger, leaving stretch marks. Whether you breast feed or not, once your boobs go back to "normal" size, they will be a little saggier than they used to be. I did not notice a change in the color of my nipples from breast feeding, but that could vary individually.
    If you're worried about your looks, breast feeding is actually going to help you lose weight faster! No joke ;)
    motherofanaries

    Answer by motherofanaries at 7:05 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • No. Pregnancy and breastfeeding do not cause your breasts to sag. It's called genetics. Same goes for stretch marks. No amount of oils, creams or lotions are going to prevent stretch marks. Look to your Mother, Grandmother...if they have stretch marks (or saggy breasts) then you are sure to get them. It has to do with the elasticity of your skin.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • NO. In fact, there is evidence now to show that breastfeeding for 2 years can cut your chances of developing nonhereditary breast cancer in HALF. By that standard, it can SAVE your breasts!
    earthmama727

    Answer by earthmama727 at 7:18 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • And heck, while they are full of milk, they look awesome!
    earthmama727

    Answer by earthmama727 at 7:19 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • YES. i can tuck them into my socks now.
    rAbella

    Answer by rAbella at 7:26 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

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