Breasts after Breastfeeding

Your Breasts after Breastfeeding your Baby

breasts after breastfeeding

Breasts after weaning

Your breasts will be filled with milk during breastfeeding so your breasts will return to their pre-pregnancy size, most of the time, once you wean.

Feel like you have no breasts left after breastfeeding?

Your breasts will definitely deflate quite a bit in the first few weeks after weaning because your milk glands shrivel up, but after this, your body will automatically start filling them up with fat cells again. It takes about 6 months for the fat to deposit itself.

Some moms are indeed blessed and find no change in their breasts after nursing and pregnancy. Unfortunately, we can’t all be that lucky!

Your Breast Size after Breastfeeding Depends on a few Factors.

Boobs after breastfeeding differ from mother to mother…but…

  • If you lose a lot of weight during breastfeeding, it’s more likely that your breasts will contain less fat cells, making them look smaller and saggier.
  • Pregnancy has been found to change the shape and size of a woman’s breasts more than breastfeeding because of the hormones involved.
  • Genetics have a significant role to play. Your skin and its elasticity have a lot to do with it.
  • With time your skin will sag, this is a natural thing that we all need to accept. Some mothers breastfeed for three years or more, you cannot expect your body not to age in that time span.
  • Many mothers have found that even when they do not breastfeed, their breasts become less full and saggy after pregnancy. So, blaming it on breastfeeding alone, does not make sense.
  • Smoking mothers will always find a faster sagging of skin compared to non-smoking mothers.
  • The absence of exercise can also cause a decrease in pectoral muscles, which are needed to assist in the lift of breasts.

Breasts Before and After Breastfeeding

Loss of Sensitivity After Nursing

"I had a significant amount of nipple sensitivity before I breastfed my 2nd child. I never nursed my first child and didn't have this problem.

I don't understand why this has happened. I was small-busted; once my milk came in, I went up two bra sizes. The husband loved it. Me - not so much. After five months I wasn't producing enough milk and my son stopped. I noticed right away that I had less sensitivity in my breasts."

Sensitivity Returns
by: Michelle Molesworth

Don't despair! I remember a few days after I first gave birth and used an electric pump at the highest setting and gee; it felt as though I was going to rip my nipple off! I used it for a couple of weeks and then did not use it again until about 2 1/2 months later. I thought the machine was faulty because I could not feel it, even on the highest setting. 

About three months after I stopped breastfeeding I was packing things away and tried to pump again out of curiosity. Well, the sensitivity was back!!!!!

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