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does breastfeeding always make your boobs shrink?

I've been hearing a lot of complaints for women about their boobs shrinking after breastfeeding...does this always happen?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:07 AM on Sep. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy

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    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • you mean like sagging??
    its not from breastfeeding. its from your boobs becoming engorged with milk. most woman whos milk comes in whether they BF or FF have engorged breasts. they stretching and sagging and shrinking is just from that.

    a lot of women will decide NOT to breastfeed because they dont want their breasts to sag. well its not from that.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:09 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • My boobs are bigger now then before. I was a B cup before and now a C cup.
    crazypink

    Answer by crazypink at 1:09 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • Lol, no. Sometimes they do change, that's for sure, but for the most part, breastfeeding doesn't change your breasts, pregnancy does. The relaxin released at the end of pregnancy softens all your tissues, including the supportive and connective tissues int he breasts. If they seem smaller or deflated after breastfeeding it's due to the relaxin, not to breastfeeding itself.

    Most women notice that their breasts are larger during and sometimes after breastfeeding. In my personal experience, my breases were much larger for the first few months and now they're exactly the same as they were before. Well... my nipples are more pliable, but other than that, they're the same.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 1:09 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • Mine never got smaller than i was originally, I always got bigger but once i stopped breastfeeding my breast did go back to close their original size. I really would have loved to keep that nice full C cup.
    3_ring_circus_

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 1:45 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • yeah i agree. its a total myth that breastfeeding causes sagging or shrinking.
    Bernie19

    Answer by Bernie19 at 2:24 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • Nope. And breastfeeding doesn't make the changes. Pregnancy does.

    No shrinking here. I'm twice as large as I had been pre-preg.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:48 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • No, definitely not always. But I sure WISH mine would shrink!
    fluud7

    Answer by fluud7 at 3:27 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • nope, i'm still a cup size bigger than i was pre-pg
    mommytobobby

    Answer by mommytobobby at 9:03 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • it happens whether you breastfeed or not, just part of being a mom. lol. well of course some are more lucky than others and don't have this.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

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