Will I get back my pre-pregnancy bust size and hip size back?

Teresa - posted on 12/06/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My son is now 13 months old and I'm almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight -- less than 5 pounds over my ideal weight. But I still can't fit into some of my old clothes due to my bigger breast and hip size. Will I get my old bust and hip size after I wean my baby from breastfeeding? Or should I start giving away my old clothes?

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Cherie - posted on 12/08/2009

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It took me a little less than a year to be able to wear my prepregnancy pants, and now my son is 13 months old, and they are huge on me. I gained 55-60 pounds while pregnant, and have lost 90 since I had him. I don't look the same though, everything is LOOSER especially my tummy. I'm still breastfeeding but my boobs are about the same size they were when I was at this weight 2 or so years ago. I'm hoping they don't shrink too much after I wean!

Michelle - posted on 12/11/2009

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I recently had a baby, and I am wearing the garment called Body Magic. It helps to reshape your body. This will help with your hips. I absolutely love this, because not only does it help reshape your body, but it helps you lose weight. Here is the website if you are interested. www.ardysslife.com/everxpanding

BethAnn - posted on 12/08/2009

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The hips probably not, I went up a pants size with both babies. The pelvic girdle spreads with each pregnancy whether vaginal delivery or not. Keep in mind love handles are not hips, Im talking about the bones here not the fat on the outside of them. you can lose your love handles by exercising aerobically at least 4 times a week, and train with core exercising 4x a week as well (pilates,yoga, any full abdominal workout)

Rachel - posted on 12/09/2009

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I'm in agreement with everyone on the hips. Most women's hips widen during pregnancy to prepare for birth. I already had wide hips before pregnancy, so I'm still waiting to see if I'll be able to drop back down. But, I'm not holding my breath on that one! lol.

About the bust size, that is really relative to the woman. A friend of mine started with a size A (she's also a smaller/shorter person in the low 5 range and kinda petite) and ended up with a permanent C after breastfeeding her 2 children.

I started with a C, went to a DD, then then down to a D after being done breastfeeding. I'm about 50 lbs over my ideal weight (I'm 5'9", so I want to be around 150 with well toned muscles) and I think my breast size will probably go down a little more when I drop the last of the weight. But, that is going to be another year or two, since I'm preggo again! lol.

So, the bust size could go either way. I'm holding onto my favorite couple pairs of jeans and some old, but still good bras, just in case.

Melissa - posted on 12/08/2009

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You can get a nice figure, but it will never be exactly the same. You might have to work really hard though. I've found a trainer that will work you into shape and she has a post-pregnancy workout. It's 47 min. and you must do it 5-6 times a week, but you will see (and feel) the results. Search for Tracy Anderson on Amazon. That should get you to her site.

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Teresa - posted on 02/04/2014

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Hi, everyone! Thank you for all your inputs! Just to update you, I can already wear my old jeans/pants since last year. My youngest turned 2 years old last November. I lost a lot of weight last year. Maybe because I was also very busy last year aside from continuous breastfeeding and tandem feeding my boys (aged 5 and 2).

As for my bras, I still could not fit into the old ones. But I can wear many of my pre-pregnancy and even some of the clothes I had when I was still single. Last December, I even wore a tight-fitting gown to a wedding! I first wore that gown around 9 years ago if I'm not mistaken. I was still single then.

Love breastfeeding to the max! I even wrote a book about it and published it last year. The title of my book is Breastfeeding: A Journey Worth Taking. Let me share the link to my book's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BreastfeedingJourneyWorthTaking

Jin - posted on 12/09/2009

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I can wear my old pants/jeans, but no way I will be able to fit into my old shirts. I don't think my hip size changed. After the delivery, I weighted 30 pounds more than pre-pregnancy weight. My daughter is almost 8 months old now, and I am still 12 pounds more. I think it is all on my chest! :P I gained 4 inches bust size, from 34B to 34F/G. Hopefully when I stop nursing, it will go down.

Cat - posted on 12/09/2009

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some of the skin looseness problems for tummy and chest can be helped with skin massage, vitamin E and aloe vera. But yes, every woman's experience is different, and in the end, if you are healthy and comfortable, size does not matter all that much. Glow and the world glows with you:) And your baby will ALWAYS think you are beautiful.

Sammi - posted on 12/09/2009

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the hips will not go back, but im hopin the boobs will as i went from bein E/G before pregnancy to HH and not many places do that size!

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This is a good question lol I have lost all my pregnancy weight but i cant wear my old jeans anymore? My baby is 2 months old...im keeping my jeans its like a goal for me because i know if I go out and buy new jeans I will never get back into my old ones...so im wearing maternity jeans lol

Jenny - posted on 12/08/2009

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I have heard a lot of women say they got smaller in the bust after being done breastfeeding. As for the hips, I think someone else already said it, they are stuck where they are. I was nearly 65 pounds overweight before my pregnancy and 1 year after my son's birth, I got a gym membership. I have totally changed the shape of my body in 10 months (40 pounds lost) and due to 1 hour of weight training 2-3 times a week and 1 hour of cardio 2-3 times a week . My hips are smaller now than they ever could have been with just weight loss alone.

Teresa - posted on 12/07/2009

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I guess I'd really need to be content with my new bust size and hip size anyway, I've almost reached my ideal weight. Thanks for sharing your experiences with me.

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people always told me your boobs disapear after baby but mine went nowhere ... you'll probally get your boobs back but your body is never quite the same after a baby and i would be to worried about it as long as you are healthy and excersise ... also giving away your clothes now means you get to get new ones as your body changes

Renee - posted on 12/07/2009

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I did with my first one but I was WAY underweight. With my second it took my three years to get into a size that didn't "bother" me. Now with my fourth I just don't care. I would like to have a toned up tummy but don't care about the pant size or weight anymore.

Simone - posted on 12/07/2009

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niether has been my expereince and also all of my friends most of us have gone back to pre-baby wieght but, none of us can fit it what we did before we ever had kids

Teresa - posted on 12/07/2009

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Thanks to all your advice. I have given away some clothes but kept some also. I have not weaned my baby yet. I plan to wean when he's around 1 and a half or 2 years old. I really hope to get back to my old hip size. Although I doubt if I can have my old bra size.

Danielle - posted on 12/07/2009

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im the same i was told if i breastfeed i will loose the weight but i have lost a little but notmuch i just wanna look skinny i still look about 4 and a half months pregnant

Cat - posted on 12/06/2009

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Hey, don't throw them all out yet! I got my old size back when my first daughter was 2. A lot depends on how much you exercise and how well you eat....and how tight you used to wear your clothes:) You'll never be the same SHAPE again, though.....

Teresa - posted on 12/06/2009

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Thanks, Brenda. I was also thinking that I might be holding on to my old clothes too long.

Brenda - posted on 12/06/2009

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Hip size, I doubt, hon because your bones spread during the delievery. I lost fifteen pounds after my first was delivered (the day he was delivered) and I went up a pants size. This time, with my second I jumped a pants size again, but this time I think it might be due to redistribution of weight. As far as the bust size, I'm hoping! I went from a DD to a G right now, and sometimes that G is tight, so I am hoping to go back down, but it should after the baby's stopped nursing. I'd hang onto your shirts and maybe a few pants, but if it is the hip size, I hate to say it is skeletal and not to do with weight. Hope that helps some! I know I spent three years hoping to get back into my pants size before my first until I realized, time to get rid of them because it just wasn't going to happen!

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