I have successfully nursed two children, and I think that (finally) my kitchen is closed. My boobs are so deflated and flat now. They were never very big to begin with, but they look absolutely horrific. Just the sight of them makes me shudder. And to think these used to be my number one erogenous zone!
What should I do? Some of my friends have suggested getting breast implants, but I just never considered myself that kind of person...
If you are able to get breast implants and would feel better after getting them, than why not? What "kind of person" wouldn't get them if she could?
If they were giving them away, I'd be first in line!
Have you considered getting a really great bra? I know it won't help much when you're undressed, but with your clothes on you'll feel so much better. Have you asked your partner how he feels about your breasts? Maybe some positive words from him would improve your outlook. But if you feel you would truly be happier with the perkiness that implans would give, then don't feel ashamed about it. You successfully nursed two children! You deserve to give yourself some love!
I am the mother of three 9,7, and 11 months. I felt like my breasts were the worst sight after my first one but I had to keep working out especially my chest area. Now since breast are like more fat than a muscle you'll just work out the muscle around them; so you can't do too much. But working out the muscle helped give my girls a lift.
Ah, yes, the chimpanzee boobs. I know them well. They have come to visit and will never leave. I never thought of myself as the breast implant kind of gal either but...
The question is:
Are boobs that stand straight up when you lie down better than boobs that disappear under your arms? Once you answer that, you will know what to do.
HAHAHA this thread made me chuckle I only had one child and I know what you're talking about. I always use either pushup bras or anything that will at least give a nicer shape to the girls(I found a couple balconette style bras that I like). I don't really have anything against implants I just feel to each their own. I've considered it but we may have another child someday so I'll wait until "my kitchen is closed" LOL!!!
I have the same problem! I am 24 and have breasts like my grandmas! I think you have a few options!
#1- Go to Victoria Secret and get a great bra! I personally love their Very Sexy Miracle Bra! They are experts and can fit you and everything!
#2- While you are at V.S. get yourself something sexy. Even if you just buy a teddy to werar under your clothes it will make you feel so sexy that even your breasts will feel sexy!
#3- Ok I would like to preface this with I know it sounds wild but it is worth it! Even before I had children I was self concious about my breasts because they have always been so small. When I was 20 I got my nipples pierced. They made me feel so sexy. Nobody else knew they were there but, I did and I felt better about not only my breasts but my overall sexiness. When I was pregnant several months later I took them out. Since then I was too busy to get them re-done.... pregnant, nursing, pregnant, nursing, you know the drill. Two children later I know that I have compleated my family and we are done having babies. Like you, now that I am no longer nursing I have deflated breasts. I decided to ask my husband if he missed my piercings. He said it didn't matter to him either way. It is my body and I should do what matters to me most but yes he thinks they were sexy but I am just as sexy without them too. I decided to get them pierced again for my birthday in August. So, I say get em pierced you will know they are there and you will feel sexier, your breasts will too!
Side note- It only hurts for a second and not nearly as bad as nursing a teething infant.
I have considered everything! A lift, implants... Can't afford it though and probably shouldnt for health reasons. Already done the push up bra but its a real "let down" everytime you take the bra off. I feel so vain but I just cant stop thinking about it. I was never one to even consider fake either, but it doesn't help when thats all you see on tv and in real life.
For beachymom, I love it--chimpanzee boobs. For pollardarnp, I agree with just buying yourself a really good, pretty bra. I suffer from the chimpanzee boobs myself. I am still nursing, but when the milk is low so are the girls. I try to keep on a bra for as long as possible so I don't have to see the chimps or feel them. I have steps in my house and if the chimps aren't in a cage, they flap as I go up and down the steps. I'm not top heavy but what I have has gone south.
If you don't want to wear a bra all the time, try those clingy push up things that are usually used with backless dresses. And as far as what you see on tv, that's just it, TV. Those aren't everyday moms. All of us can't afford to go out and get a lift or implants. So just wrap your "gifts" in pretty, supportive packaging.
MadLola... I'm liking the piercing idea but I'm just concerned how it would affect breastfeeding if I ever have another child. I'll be looking into it because ever since you mentioned it I've seriously been considering it! Thanks