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what happens after breast feeding/sagging breasts?

I tried reading a few medical sites, but they all seem to have mixed opinions. I'm wondering how often and what the causes are for sagging breasts after breastfeeding, and if there are any measures to take to prevent this from happening. I can't really continue in my career field with this problem, so any and all advice would be wonderful!
Does formula feeding decrease the risk of sagging?

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Asked by ohsmush at 11:26 AM on Mar. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Nope, sagging is related to genetics whether you breast feed or not.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:27 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • A breast lift will be the only thing that "fixes" that. Although genetics may play a part on how much they sag, breastfeeding definitely exacerbates the sagging.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:31 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • sagging happens while you're pregnant. not sure if breastfeeding can cause sagging, but IMO i can see why it could...can you get them lifted?

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Well I formula fed and by breasts don't sag at all. If you can breastfeed I would definitely do it. Formula feeding was NOT my first choice.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:34 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • pregnancy causes some, but the more your milk ducts fill the more your breasts will soften to accommodate them. Try feeding more often.

    Answer by Christina2135 at 11:36 AM on Mar. 24, 2010


    The medical community is no longer out on the reasoning. Please check out the above article. BREASTFEEDING DOES NOT CAUSE SAGGING!!


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • I breastfed, and my breasts grew a full cup size and stayed that way. I was a B, now I am a C, and they don't look saggy at all, but they are a lot softer than they used to be.

    Answer by Christina2135 at 11:38 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • I breastfeed my youngest for almost two years and my boobs are fine, no sagging and I still have cleavage to die for! I think people that have really small breasts to start with sag more because your boobs grow so much with pregnancy and when your milk comes in. I always wear a good bra and even a sports bra to bed.


    Answer by kjfamily at 11:48 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • I formula fed, boobs didn't sag. My mother formula fed, boobs didn't sag... my aunt tried breastfeeding and said her boobs lookes like tubes with nipples sticking out the bottom so she got a boob lift and never tried with the second. I think it's genes!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Stretching causes sagging. Your skin will stretch the most while you are pregnant and when your milk first comes in. I believe whether or not you breast feed your milk will actually come in, so all of the stretching occurs whether or not you actually breast feed. How much damage is caused by the stretching just depends on your body, your genetics, etc. So, no, I don't think the breast feeding would cause any additional stretching.

    Answer by MaryMW at 11:53 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

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