Please dont laugh....serious boobs question

Deana M. - posted on 06/02/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )




ok....My first child is 9 months old and I have been breastfeeding her the whole time. I used to have very "perky" boobs...not huge but decent. I was a 36B when I got pregnant. I lost all my preggo weight and Im now a 38D. My boobs are sagging soooo badly and I hate it soo much! Do they go back to normal when you stop breastfeeding or am I doomed to old lady boobs for the rest of my life? Are there any specific things I can do to improve this?? I know it sounds funny but I know there have to be other moms out there experiencing the same thing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


Saundra - posted on 06/02/2010




Sorry, I laughed a little, but I feel your pain! After nursing my second boy, mine were small and saggy! But I tried Easy Curves. It really did help to lift and fill out my boobs! It only cost about 10 dollars. I ordered it on line. The work out takes less than 10 minutes a day. I'm nursing my third baby now and I will use it again when he is weened.

Karen - posted on 06/02/2010




i didn't breast feed but mine took a serious (and might i say long term) trip down south...i found a good support bra though and i wear it all day and yes, all night as well (i find it more comfortable to sleep)...i was also told to keep them supported all the time to keep the drooping from getting worse...

Tracy - posted on 06/02/2010




Welcome to the downside of pregnancy! Even if you hadn't breastfed, they would have lost some bounce. I was a 34A before kids, didn't need a bra most of the time because they were perky. Now, I'm a 36B, but they're not as happy perky as before.... Get a good bra that holds them up again. And trust me, your man won't care as long as he gets to play with them!

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Lendy - posted on 07/29/2012




It's not a laughing matter, every mother out there echo all their sentiments in this thread. I've been thinking having breast augmentation ever since I had my daughter ten years ago and my boobs have never been the same. By the way, how much would be the cost of breast augmentation?

I read it here that this cost around $10,000 AUD ~ $10, 500 USD. Is the price within the usual price in US? i live in Australia by the way?


Evie - posted on 06/03/2010




Hello! Your question is not to laugh, you are right. I can tell doesn't feel nice when your boobs drop! I didn't breastfeed and they did drop a bit, but well that's life no? I noticed that wearing a bra all the times (nights as well) helps alot to hold them back! The other thing is to do some boobs excercises, grab your forarms with the opposite hand and slightly apply pressure then push towards your under arm this as much as possible..And while you try to make them nicer just love them the way you are, as I read in one comment here your man will love them as long as he gets to play with them, he may even like them better now that they are bigger! :D

Charlie - posted on 06/03/2010




Most surgeons say that sagging is a result of lack of muscle definition behind the breast and not from breast feeding itself , so work those pectoral muscles , secondly you need to be keeping your skin hydrated , water , foods that contain collagen producing vitamins and a good moisturizer and third get a bra that has been properly fitted by a professional , its amazing how many women go unsupported because they will not get fitted !!

hope that helps .

Ashley - posted on 06/02/2010




As a mother who also breast feed, I know exactly what you are feeling. If you are looking for an option with out surgury then make sure you wear a suppportive bra day and night, as well as once you have gotten sometime for your self back do peck excercises this strenghtens the mucles behind the breast adding an extrea lift and will make then look larger and firmer.. It worked wonders for me.

Jennifer - posted on 06/02/2010




Your breast will not go back to the way they were. now for me they did get better but not until 8 months + after i stopped breast feeding. When i stopped bf (the day) i was a 42 F. Before pregnancy i was a 38DD. Now after i am a 38DD again and though they are not the same they are MUCH better than when i was bf.

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I never had that problem....the opposite for me. I shrunk past my prepreg size boob wise and I became uneven. It took me over a year to decide on a fix and unfortunately I did the "mommy makeover" or at least the boob part of it and had implants put in so I'm just slightly bigger then prepreg size but not by much.

Amanda - posted on 06/02/2010




lol... be happy you ever had "perky boobs" i've been a D or DD since 12, and I don't ever remember my boobs being perky haha... I do plan on getting a possible reduction and a definate lift one day when I'm done having kids(along with a tummy tuck after I lose weight again) :)

Michelle - posted on 06/02/2010




I was a big time cocoa butter fiend.rub on some at night and in morning and I even went as far as wearing a bra to bed .I was very paranoid about it.But now I have no sag after its all done a said.But I do believe genetics may come into play as well. ask your doctor.;)

Tisha - posted on 06/02/2010




I had beautiful perky 34 B boobs before having children and nursing. I am now a 38 D and am looking into breast lift/augmentation becasue they are saggy and lopsided (the left one is noticably larger/ssaggier that the right because my son favored my left over my right while nursing). Not trying to rain on your parade but mine didn't go back to even close to normal.

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I giggle because if I lift both my hands over my head it brings my boobs back to thier pre-baby location, and as I drop my hands back down to my waist it brings my boobs into their new National Geographic location.

I'm a 32GG & I often find myself singing if your boobs hang low, can you swing then to & fro, can you tie them in a knot, can you tie them in a bow...I walk out of the shower every day to face two huge mirrored closet doors.

I went to Nordstroms & found this great woman who was the first person to properly fit me into a bra in my whole life, it made a huge difference. I only took off sports bras to shower & it didn't make a dang bit of difference how far my ta-ta's slid down my chest.

Gemma - posted on 06/02/2010




I had lovely boobs whilst before feeding and whilst feeding now they appear to have disappeared so def no sag although it takes about a year to get the tone back in them again! some don't lose it but i did and just being pregnant would have done it if i fed or not, so rest assured you are doing best for you and baby!x

Meghan - posted on 06/02/2010




They will firm up just a tad, wont be quite the deflated balloons they are now, but they will never be the same. I'm currently 7 months into nursing my second baby, and as soon as my husband and I really agree to having no more kids I'm going to get a lift. I started out a nice perky C and I'm at a saggy DD now. They never decreased in size after I had my first, I was a D then. Although the thought of surgery scares the crap out of me I think its relativity worth it for the confidence that you get back. If surgery isn't for you, Victoria's Secret has the best, cute, supporting bras I have been able to find. I have to drive 2 hours to get one, and its completely worth it, and the 50 bucks for the bra.

Jocelyn - posted on 06/02/2010




Unless you get them lifted, I am sad to say that you are doomed. I was an E pre baby, and went up to an G while nursing my first, then back to an F, then up to an H while nursing my second (currently) and I am planning on a reduction and a lift as soon as I am done lactating! (lol) Just invest in a a few really good (properly fitted) bras and I have a tank top that I sleep in in (with a built in bra) which I love, so I recommend that as well.
Although I really like Krista's idea about the man servant ;) but I might need two, one for each lol!

Lady - posted on 06/02/2010




A few months after breastfeeding they will start to firm up again some good support and a few pec exercises will help - they may never be quite the same but they will NOT stay the way they are now forever. I have breast fed 4 kids for 8 months at a time and mine have always firmed up after.

Joan - posted on 06/02/2010





don't look at them as old lady boobs. wear them as a trophy, they are a part of your role in nourishing a baby,as well as looking out for the best interest of another proud.

Krista - posted on 06/02/2010




I just plan on hiring a cute manservant to walk backwards in front of me at all times, holding up my boobs. So that's an option you may want to consider.

Sherri - posted on 06/02/2010




So sorry but they will never go back to what they were. You will most likely remain how you are now. :(

Jawaka - posted on 06/02/2010




Do you wear bras on a regular? With the increased size they need more support then they did before. I breast fed all 5 of my children ranging in age from 11 yrs to 2 yrs old(today, yay!!!). I started out at a 36DD pre-kids, stayed the same size with my 1st, my twins, and my youngest daughter. Stopped breastfeeding and they went down to a 36D and they have stayed their.
Needless to say, try bras with some support to help them look perkier.

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I'm not lauging at all, serious enough to upset you with your body image. When you are all done having children and nursing, you may want to research and look into having a breast lift. I know several women, including myself, who had a lift and/or implants in order to restore their body. There is nothing shameful in the slightest about the procedure either. All the very best to you!

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