after breastfeeding boobs

Jodie - posted on 01/15/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )

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has any1 else realised that once u stoped breastfeeding ur boobs seems to go down no end?! i noticed that after i stoped breastfeeding my daughter m boobs go almost saggy i knew this was going to happen to some extent but i feel like there REALLY saggy and ugly does any1 else feel like this?

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Chelsea - posted on 01/17/2010

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i completley understand what your saying, not only did they start saggin but they are actually smaller then they were before i got pregnant, and it kinda seems like that there is way more skin then there needs to be. i hate it

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Shauna - posted on 12/25/2012

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Mine were the same size as pre-pregnancy when I stopped 13 months later, but they did bother me how different they were. I wouldn't say they were saggy, just not as perky. A little over a year later and they have gotten better looking in my mind, but maybe that's just 'cause I'm used to them now. :/

Lissa - posted on 12/25/2012

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I feel the same way! I was a small B before I was pregnant and now I would say I am an A, but very saggy... yuck! Remember that we live in a country where women's breasts are such sexual objects and it wouldn't even be that big of a deal in another country.

Lissa - posted on 12/25/2012

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It is so depressing! I compare mine to "Magdala" who was the old grandmother in Something About Mary. I wouldn't trade my 2 kids or the nursing for anything, though. If your partner still tells you he loves you, is affectionate, and reasurres you, then that is all you need. I have someone that never touches me or pays much attention, so that is very tough!

SARAH - posted on 01/18/2010

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It really doesn't matter if you breastfeed or not. Once you get pregnant, they change. One of those 'motherhood' things we have to endure after the fact.



I've always hated bra shopping but I may start enjoying in to get my bust back!

Shelly - posted on 01/18/2010

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I think every mother regrets the lose of their "perky" breast. After my first it took my a long time to reconcile with it, which was around the time they finally made it legal for women to go around topless. My bf at the time, starting encouraging me to have my top off well outside(late at night when no one was around) In all honesty it worked. There came a day when it was so hot that I actually walked through my home town completely topless.
Now i have three kids and am more self conscience than ever as it would seem that with each child I had gorgeous boobs well pregnant and breatfeeding it's the after I was done part that sucked really bad.
I try to look at it this way, I have someone who loves me because I brought three precious lives into the world. He loves my body, with it's ugly stretch marks and sagging boobs. He makes me feel gorgeous, and special.
Talk to your partner, let them know how you are feeling, if you have idea's on what would help you feel better, let them know, and if you don't want them to say anything, let them know that for now you just need to listen.

Alicia - posted on 01/17/2010

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ha!! thank God i'm not the only one! I always see these girls who have babies and have the perfect boobs (or so it appears), even after breastfeeding... i try to tell myself it's just a good bra, and i've gone out and bought a few good ones myself. it still bothers me that my boobs aren't really like i portray them to be, though. i feel like this is comparable to stuffing my bra! ahh... i'm going to start working out in february, and i'm praying that'll make a difference. mine went up a size (to a C) but they feel HORRIBLE to me... they look so gross! i hate looking at myself in a mirror now (when I'm topless). My fiance claims they're just fine, but they were firm before, and now they're NOTHING like they were! it's not like he can tell me he has an issue with them, bc what good would that do him?? after i'm done having kids, i may get implants, or try other options.

Nancy - posted on 01/17/2010

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Well, all I have to say is I am breastfeeding right now and I am scared for after I stop. I am so sorry but that is just how it is. But you know what my little man, 4 months old right now, is inlove with me and so I with him. All the best to you

Carolee - posted on 01/16/2010

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I call mine "empty potato sacks". My husband disagrees, but he didn't know me when I had "perky" breasts (he and I met when my son was 1). I went from a DD while breastfeeding to a B!!!

Shelly - posted on 01/16/2010

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I've had three kids, and trust me my boobs sag, but the thing is more often than not you will go down to a size smaller than you were before your pregnancy. You need to be comfortable with your own body. Push up bras do wonders for the self confidence and so does someone who loves you, because what they see is someone who brought something precious into this world and that you should be proud of it... At least that is what my "friend" keeps telling me

Rosie - posted on 01/16/2010

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i didn't breastfeed and my boobs look like socks with oranges at the end!!! it does make me feel horrible about the way i look, but my husband doesn't mind-he loves them, and i guess that should be all that matters to me. pregnancy does that to us, and we can't do anything about it (well, surgery, but i find those boobs look weird too) so i'll have to live with it.

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ha ha ha Lori...I KNOW just what you mean....I had GREAT boobs, and was sooo sad to see I was just like everyone else after nursing...sigh..

Lori - posted on 01/15/2010

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I nursed 9 children...and I no longer have breasts, I have appendages, floppy, throw em over your shoulders boobies...but it was worth it! =D Oh and by the way..they were perfect before the first!!

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I was quite surprised after nursing my 3 girls. I had good boobs to begin with and I assumed saggy breasts would never happen to me...lol. But it surely did and yes I hate it. I do beleive it has gotten better w/time and I do think excercise and toning helps bring them back up. But they will always feel somewhat empty. I have many many friends that have gotten implants and I've checked into prices myself. A lift is the same or more than implants because it's done "differently". It depends on what you are looking for as a result because the fullness never comes back. Yes, we are mom's who chose to breastfeed and I will never ever regret that decision, but DANG I miss my boobs! :)

Brittany - posted on 01/15/2010

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I do! Mine swelled up then shrunk to almost pre-preggo size and look terrible. The most you can really do is keep up with the lotion and push-up bras...sorry :(

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Mine sagged a bit and I'm a Double D so a little sag looks like a lot. I invested in really good bras. Get fitted and then you'll feel better in clothes. My hubby is really cool and claims he loves them all the same. Just realize that they are a result from being an awesome mom!

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Mine are saggy and much bigger. It's been 3 years and they haven't changed (and I wasn't even able to successfully breastfeed - although I did pump for a month). I'm sure every one's body is different.

Christine - posted on 01/15/2010

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after breastfeeding i had a professional bra fitting; i've gone down a whole cup sz and 2 inches - didn't have much to begin with, but even at my small size, i still have saggy, unattractive breasts...it's rather depressing. it's as if they "air" has been let out. there's no tone. i've been doing weight training and cardio everyday and it's really not helping much. not to mention i'm 45 with a 16 month old so there's probably no help unless i have surgery...however, on a positive, i wouldn't change a thing since my baby girl - loved breastfeeding - just hate the "side effect"

Flor (Flower) - posted on 01/15/2010

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oh my word!!! I have never heard of this!!! I have three little girls, but this is my first time nursing..... she is three months old, now I am worried!?
So, does exercise really work? Please someone say yes!!!

Meghan - posted on 01/15/2010

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yes the do go like that, but this is because you dont have the muscle strength there any more, so they are "sluggish" when you start working out or going for walks, they will come right again. personal instead of a lift or implants, id go get re sized and buy some new bras, that would be even less money, and fun at the same time!

Ricky - posted on 01/15/2010

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I know how you feel. I dont see my breasts as sexual anymore. kind of annoys me when my BF plays with them. When I'm done having kids I am going to get a breast lift. I hate having saggy breasts but I want another baby so I know I need to wait to get worked on.

Jodie - posted on 01/15/2010

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hm i duno im not guna do any thing for a few years cos ive only just had my little girl and i want 2 more ill just have to see what happens x

Denise - posted on 01/15/2010

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I know the feeling, but instead of buying new ones have you looked into a breast lift?? I heard it brings them up and its cheaper than implants, or so Ive heard.

Jodie - posted on 01/15/2010

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i just hope they look nicer if they dont i am really thinking bowt payin for new1s after ive had the 3 kids that i want =] my other half doesnt think thr ugly i just feel like they are! lol x

Renae - posted on 01/15/2010

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I was told that they get fuller again over the next year. I completely understand they feel ugly I feel the same way. I am paying for new ones!

Krystal - posted on 01/15/2010

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I havnt stopped BF yet but mine are back to pre pregnancy size already. I'd hate to think theyre gonna get smaller than this!

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