Oct 27, 2009

Breastfeeding to be Blamed for Saggy Tits?

Recently and even many times before, many moms on www.susuibu.com forum keep on asking and discussing on will breastfeed distort or sag their breast.

To me, it is only logical that time and gravity will take toll on our darling pair of boobies.

Then this morning I found this article on iVillage newsletter.


Saggy breasts: Will they ever perk up again after weaning?

by Debbi Donovan, IBCLC (see more from this expert)

Q:I have a post-breastfeeding question. I breastfed my baby for seven months. I just weaned him over a month ago. My breasts have gone down almost to my original bra size. However, they do not look or feel anything like they did before I breastfed. They are very saggy for one thing. They also feel so empty. I know I'm used to them being full of milk, but this is like there is nothing inside of them -- not even breast tissue. Will they ever perk up again?

A:It can be surprising after weaning (or after pregnancy, in non-nursing moms) to see how your breasts have changed. Breast changes occur in all women as they age, and not just in women who have given birth (or breastfed).

How your breasts change during a pregnancy is related to genetics, skin elasticity and amount of weight gain. Avoidance of smoking and excessive sun exposure can help the skin to retain its elasticity.

Breastfeeding often gets blamed for the sagging of breasts. Actually, it is pregnancy and not nursing that affects the shape and size of your breasts. Breastfeeding and gradual weaning make it more likely that fat will be redeposited in your breasts, helping them to regain more of their pre-pregnancy appearance (Minchin, 1989).

Usually by about six months after weaning, your breasts will have returned to more of their pre-pregnancy look. They also will feel more dense, as fatty tissue begins to fill them out again.

Read more: http://parenting.ivillage.com/baby/bbreastfeed/0,,3wvw,00.html?nlcid=pb|10-26-2009|#ixzz0V4zBo9Hz

So whether you breastfeed or not, your breast will have changes to it...

And my advice is to invest on a great bra and don't limit yourself to those granny bra or nursing bra only. For over 17months of breastfeeding, I'm proud to declair that I only have 1 bright pink nursing bra (gift from bitch when i became a mom) and the rest of my collection are the front-hook "hip & happening" bras. Front hooks are also a great solution for breastfeeding mom. You just unhook it, feed & hook it, but it does get a bit tricky if you are nursing in public.

The thing about Bras..they are not just suppose to be something that covers & support our boobies. It is also the ultimate weapon to aid us in feeling good. So when you feel good, your boobies looks good too. Am I right, hot mamas?

Also, give them darlings a nice massage during showers. Let them freshen up once a while. ;)


15 comments:

Ely Hasrul said...

yup true2.. its the pregnancy not nursing. thats why skang i pakai bra hebat dipasaran. kalu blum naik sepenuhnye pon atleast bra yg santek and seksi tu mbuat i look seksi hehehehehe.

lin said...

ye...betul..tapi still ada org yg slh fhm and beri alasan tanak bf their baby sbb takut breast landut..huhu..

Jiji said...

in my case, I dont even own any nursing bra@!~ *clap-clap*

yatie chomeyl said...

kelepuk kene btg hidung eheh..*balik jap lagi nak simpan dah nursing bras* hahahaha

Mama-Miya a.k.a Jedi Hopeful said...

ala yatie ni..org suruh cantik..kalau beli nursing bra cantik2 ropol2 geli2 & warna merah menyala tu pun dah ok dah tu..kihkihkih..janji kita dpt selami perasaan sexy..so we r happy...surely hubby pun tumpang happy..kihkihkih..

Drama Mama said...

yes agreed! coz i bf my son for just a while, takde rezeki but my boobies still changed. so breastfeeding is not to be blamed for sure

hmmm another question yang tak berapa related, my hubby said underwired bra not good for the boobs, tah mana dia dengar tah. betul ka?

Mama-Miya a.k.a Jedi Hopeful said...

drama mama--> see..ur a living proof of BF should be blamed.

about the bra..actually underwire cause no harm, kalau kita beli yg betul2 sesuai dgn bentuk boobs. pilih bra bukan ikut size..selalu kena pilih ikut fit. sometimes ada underwire, lain yg fit kita compare to yg takde wire. yg bahaya tu kalau the wire restrict proper flow of blood or poking2 boob kita..tu mmg ada studies kata increase risk cancer.

Mummy Harith Hannah said...

Love this article! ;)

Setuju! Its pregnancy & overweight thingy yg menyebabkan sagging (clear giller about this lepas baca satu artikel ttg br3ast), bukan sbb BFing.

p/s : Nowadays, dah berlambak sexy nursing bras, yg hot pink, yg renda2 lagi. Dahlaa boobs pon full jerr (thanks to brastmilk!), jadi makin sexy gitu. Auwww... ;)

Farah said...

love this entry..hehe i pon kadang2 ade sedikit kerisauan pasal ni...nasib baik sudah terjawab

MaJoRiTy MaMa said...

alahai...mommy semua ni wat i bersemangat nak pi beli new bra je.yg kaler nyala2 gitu..spy nmpk d malam hari..hehehe...
nway..i mmg setuju that bf CANNOT be blamed 4 the sag...there's few interesting exercise tau utk mencantekkkan smula boobies..hmmm..

Hanz said...

nursing bra banyak dah cantik2 la ni..support Malaysian-made product.Check Fabulousmom..manyak cantik2...

X bf, chances kena breast cancer tinggi..so nak maner..takut saggy ker takut cancer? saggy tu due to pregnancy,kan..but x bf..hemm..boleh kena cancer...

Hayatie said...

betul betul betul! i yang tak directly breastfeed ni pun rasa breast dah lain..maybe sbb dok umah...so bra-less! haha..nasib laaa....

Dayah said...

i dun mind... dah lumrah kejadian..kita usaha apa yg patut..hehhee.thks mama-miya for sharing this article

nadnye said...

nursing bra pun dah banyak yang cantik2...mcm di Fabulous mom

Mommy Stephanie Liah And Daddy Remy Rizal said...

kalo tak reti jaga,sagging la MEREKA.jgn salahkan BF kn?i bf my son smpai 10months relax je mantap lagi,kalah anak dara,u!

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