I nursed my Daughter for 5 months when my milk just disappered, i mean nothing Mykayla was always really good at nurssing but she suddenly got fussy i didnt understand what was going on so i ot a pump and nothing would come out i tryed on for over a ,month and nothing. My breast are not saggy but they arent full like they should be like they have been deflated, but they are still located where they should be. I would recomend while your pregnant that you invest in a firming cream, a full coverage suportive bra, and you go ahead and bind them not to tightly but ofcouse taking it off to shower and such, up untill about a week of your due date. After that when you are nursing BUY THE NURSING BRA, so that you dont not have to remove your support while you nurse. Yes the little zippy nipple peep put bras that every woman hates. DO it! I belive that if you will be that upset about them just dont breast feed the doctor told me i had great milk, they had it tested when she actually gained 4lbs and 5ounces by her i week check up on nursing alone they all said it was marketable milk, and joked i shoud go into bussines. But my daughter is not any healthier than the other babies that were formula feed actually she is sick very reguarly and has some kind of weird stomach problem that they cant figure out and she throws up all the time, her father was breastfeed as well for 2 years and he has this say mysterious problem. I just want you to know that what they have on the market is good and well thought out they have supplements you can put in the formula and now its easy to find organic for your newborn. And once you do it you can never go back your boobs are what they are even a bood job isnt going to make them what they once were. And the majority of friends of mine that didnt breast feed have theyre same old breast still or they are alittle bigger than they were. The only positive i found in the brest feeding department is that when she spit up on us i didnt stink so bad it smelled sweet instead and she always smelled sweet that was nice. I feel awful about it and vain but i absolutely hate the way i look and the boobs i can do nothing about i work out and diet and do all i can to repair the other damage but there is no control over the boobs and i hate to see them i try my best to keep my bra on when my husband and i have sex, andi wont do it with the lights on and i wear a bra all day and while i sleep at night and when i have to take one of to get in the shower i wind up ataring at them in the mirror and crying. They were really small befor i got pregnant and i always was embarased so i ver wore a cute bathing suite or anything i regret that horribly now and its the onlything i have ever regreted.Good luck!
Ok, you guys are scaring me. I didnt BF my 1st daugher but I am BF this child (Hopefully!). After my DD I didnt deflate, im still a little perky. I started in a B cup with my DD and went right back when my milk dried up. I am now in a D cup and my 2nd child is not due until January. If I BF, am I going to deflate??????
I read one time on a plastic surgery website about how they measure the "sagginess" lol. When you're standing up straight, with arms to your sides, look at where the fold is under your breast. Draw an imaginary line of where that fold would show across the front of your breast. If your nipple is below that line, they are below "normal", and considered saggy I guess. Depending on how far below it falls, determines the amount of "saggy-ness". Like, 1/2 inch or 1 inch+. Idk what itmeans exactly, but they were describing that, and surgical procedures to help, like wether or not implants themselves would help, or if you would need an actual lift, which is more complicated. I myself would need a major lift. Idk what the problem is.. they've been in bad shape my whole life. Now with a 10 month old, who I only BF for one month, they are in even worse shape. I'm 21, and have been a size 34D since I was about 17 or so. I did develope early though, (not to a 34d right away) always being larger than other girls in 5th grade through high school. They've never been perky. Kind of misshapen and saggy, with large areolas, since middle school. The skin itself seems to be a large problem. Even before getting pregnant, the skin just seemed so thin, that there wasn't ever much "oomph". If I had the money, I would definitely get a lift.
My suggestion is chest exercise. Push-ups, butterflys, etc. I just had my first baby. I originally had small breast, but when my milk came in, they streched to the same size as my head. They then proceeded to deflate like sad little sacks that hung off my chest. Having been an all star cross country runner (back in the day) I have kept my passion for exercise. As soon as I began to work my chest again, I saw improvement. With that and the aid of some Vaseline firming lotion, I'm sure they will do just fine. Try also wearing a tight bra even to bed. That way while your cells are doing their usual replacement therapy, they form slowly to the bra and not to your chest.
Ok, ladies.. Let's not scare off the poor pregnant girls. I nursed my first daugther fro 3 months (didn't want to get bit) and my breasts didn't sag at all. they were (almost) as perky as they were in high school. PLUS, let's focus on the positive. I have been nursing my 2nd daughter for 1 month and I have already lost most of my baby weight. Breastfeeding burns 500-1000 calories a day! If despite all of this you're still scared, theres always financing for implants, if thats the route you'd choose.
I don't mean to scare any one off. I have lost the baby weight very esily, but I'm still scared up and working hard on the breast.
When I got pregnant with my first, my boobs grew almost 4 cup sizes quickly and even bigger when my milk came in. When I stopped brestfeeding, they deflated because there was so much excess skin there. I would give almost anything to get a lift, if there is enough breast to not have to get implants go for it. They would still be your own breasts rather than fake. I would love to not look like one of those women you see on National Geographic where their boobs almost drag the ground....hopefully when and if I get the money.
I'm only 20 and I just had a baby and I've been nursing him for almost three months. My boobs don't look that great right now when milk is low and I'm absolutely terrified they are going to be completely flat and saggy when I'm done. I don't regret breast feeding because I've heard that it's just as bad even if you don't and sometimes they come out better because of the fat stores. But is there any other way besides surgery because I'm so young and I don't want the boobs my mom has at this age and I'm not sure if I'll have another kid or not. I can't stop thinking about it since I looked at myself naked in the mirror as stupid as that sounds.
I read somewhere that if you stand an arms length or so from a countertop, lean forward and grab hold and do pushups while standing and holding the countertop it works your chest muscles and will give you a lift. We'll see!
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray
i'm 34 now, and breastfed our two son's. Soren is 3 and Ayden is 15 months! They both weened around 13 months.
I loved my breasts before. But my body issues continue to affect me, being a size 7 and now a 16 has been difficult for me. My boys are 20 months apart.
My breasts went from a 34C to a 40E and of course the engorged breasts, and deflating and inflating continueously for 2+ years makes a difference on your breasts.
So yes, I have the studded belt, where I used to wear my breasts well. But I have other image issues, I had an emergancy C with my first and a mandatory c-section with my second. And I have poor body image, go figure....
I know we should love our mommy bodies, my husband always caresses my stomach, which I call my cantalope skin, and he kisses the breasts that fed our sons. He is amazing. I just wish I could see myself as he sees me.
And I also only wear yoga clothes just sports bras. I hate the restriction, and haven't found a bra that is comfortable.. any suggestions?
I think feeding our children is the most sacred of acts, and yes our body is our temple...I'm re-learning how to honor it best to you all, you are all amazing.