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Breast Size After Pregnancy

Breasts: Shrinkydinks or Balloons?

One of the perks of being pregnant was filling out dresses and shirts like I'd never done before.

My curvy chest began to swell during the nine months of pregnancy and increased while I nursed. After weaning my babe, I deflated big time — resembling the barren plains of Texas rather than the Swiss Alps.

While some people claim to have more voluptuous tatas after the whole delivery and breastfeeding process, most mamas I know are like me – smaller than they were at the starting point.


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BookofShadows BookofShadows 9 years
Yup, breastfeeding does not change the saggines it's the pregnancy itself, at least that's what my doctor told me
Coldplayer Coldplayer 9 years
I went from a 36B to a 36C to a 36A. Fun times.
erinflower erinflower 9 years
Much smaller, I was a b cup before kids after weaning I go down to a AA cup and my breasts resembled a deflated balloon.
abqmama abqmama 9 years
Mine seem a little smaller too but that is only because they are less firm. They are actually the same size. My breasts didn't grow at all during pregnancy or breasfeeding, they just lost thier firmness.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I was a C went up to a DD and now I am a D. They are a bit saggier than before but no so much that I'm gonna complain :P
sofi sofi 9 years
mine seem smaller but I actually am the same size but definitely less firm.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
schnappycat, thanks for the info! I have always wanted to BF no matter if it made my breasts smaller or larger. That has no influence on my decision to BF. However I didn't know that it was pregnancy that changed them ... That's interesting!!
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
my breasts were a 36C before pregnancy and I went to a 38D afterwards. They have stayed between a 38C and a 38D since then.
katedavis katedavis 9 years
I hope I deflate! We're down to one feeding before bed (I just cut out the morning feeding this week), so I'm holding out hope that they will be smaller than when I started.
macneil macneil 9 years
EXACTLY the same bra size, back and cup. My back size went up hugely while I was pregnant, as well as cup size, and then they all shrank back to normal.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
Oh, but while my cup size didn't really change (I just actually filled out a B cup for once), my band size did go up quite a bit! My ribcage, which is already large, got huge. Bleh.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
When I was pregnant, I read a few studies that explain that it's actually the state of pregnancy and not the process of breastfeeding that causes breast sagginess. Many women who don't BF are still left with saggy boobs. It seems that the two are unrelated, so it probably shouldn't affect your decision to BF (or not). As for me, my already small boobs barely got any bigger during pregnancy (what a bummer) and only got a little bigger during BFing. BFing didn't work well for me so I weaned pretty quickly and now my boobs are just about exactly the same as they were pre-pregnancy (still small and perky as before). So, no real change for me.
stina829 stina829 9 years
Mine grew....... I was a full C before being prego... Went all the way up to a DD and now I'm down to a D.
bluesuze bluesuze 9 years
Mine deflated slightly. I was a full C beforehand, during pregnancy/nursing hovered around a D/DD, but now I'm a full B/almost C. So I guess I just went down about a size.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I've heard that most women's breasts start to sag after they quit breastfeeding. I'm a little nervous about this b/c mine are already on the bigger size (D cup) and already a little bit saggy :OOPS: but I am going to breastfeed anyways (God-willing) b/c I would want it no other way! If they turn out bad in the end I'll just have them fixed I guess ... after I am done with the kids. Oh and I'm talking a lift not an implant.
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