What my boobs are like after 2 years breastfeeding

(25 Posts)
Flopsygrowsup Sun 06-Oct-13 23:01:21

Caitlin - had exactly the same here and felt (feel) very angry about how I was wasn't supported. Also still have major hangs up about body because of impact

blueshoes Sun 06-Oct-13 22:58:00

bf-ed ds and dd for 4.5 years in total. I had pert small boobs prior. I think they are smaller now but still pert (the only advantage of petite norkage). My nipples are softer. I used to have permanently erect nipples (not sure why, I wasn't aroused) but that does not happen any more.

Caitlin17 Sun 06-Oct-13 22:44:03

Right, thank you for that patronising comment given you know nothing about me. Breasts were a neat 32a before, were fine during pregnancy, almost no increase in size. The rest of me was back to shape in next to no time with no stretch marks.

I hated breastfeeding. I knew it wasn't working , son was permanently hungry, if that is "normal" well sod it.
I did , due to the pressure being applied by health visitor, speak to someone at La Leche but her unbearable smugness was even less helpful than health visitor's. All the La Leche harpy could come up with was that I should just persevere with it.

magicberry Sun 06-Oct-13 17:16:14

That's sad Caitlin - you clearly weren't well supported by your health visitor. Breast isn't "best" though, it's just normal, so she wasn't right there. But the breastfeeding won't have ruined your boobs - as others have said, it's genetics and pregnancy that are to blame.
Mine are ok. Seen better, seen worse! 3 yrs total bf for my 3.

I believe it's been proven that breastfeeding doesn't make your breasts sag, it's pregnancy. If you breastfeed you don't notice until you stop which is why the myth is so pervasive and annoying

Caitlin17 Sun 06-Oct-13 17:04:57

Ruined permanently. And that after 2 months of being utterly miserable, utterly exhausted, being rarely able to leave the house as son required to be fed roughly every 90 minutes day and night and on top of all that a health visitor who could do nothing but parrot " breast is best"

beepoff Sun 06-Oct-13 10:10:27

Mine hang a lot lower than they did, but weirdly all my clothes fit better than before. And I'm the lightest weight I've been since becoming an adult despite eating cake every day.

RubyrooUK Sat 05-Oct-13 19:38:59

Mine were better after breastfeeding DS1 for a year and a half than before. Sort of rounder and softer.

I'm feeding DS2 now and if this stuffs them up, I will be deeply bitter. They are awful and massive while breastfeeding. grin

GuybrushThreepwoodMP Sat 05-Oct-13 19:35:33

Within a week of stopping breastfeeding mine went down two cup sizes and look rather sad and deflated now. Apparently it's not breastfeeding that does that though, it's pregnancy. Breastfeeding just delays it!
Even if breastfeeding did directly cause your tits to end up in your shoes, is a fucking lame reason not to do it.

icravecheese Fri 04-Oct-13 23:07:58

You are lucky ladies! I used to have very pert 32E's, but after 6 yrs of breastfeeding (3 babies one after the other, not BF a 6yr old!), I have sad little saggy ones now shock
But I don't mind anyway... it was all worth it grin

mrsmartin1984 Fri 04-Oct-13 01:43:58

Breastfeeding doesn't ruin your boobs. Mine are still magnificent.

NoComet Thu 03-Oct-13 23:42:15

BFing for many many years had no effect on my small and reasonably firm boobs.

Being over 40 is leading to a bit of sagging, but they'll do.

CooCooCachoo Thu 03-Oct-13 23:27:44

Ticketyboo - hilarious!

Mine certainly aren't as pert BUT have no stretch marks and a nice flat stomach..I'm more likely to wear a bikini than flash my boobs so I'll take what I've got and be happy.

I stopped a month ago after 3.4 years of it and they are not round my knees, thank you very much all those people who predicted they would be, in fact they are if anything slightly more pert than previously.

milkjetmum Thu 03-Oct-13 23:24:15

Not so lucky here. Bf 13 months, and boobs a bit deflated afterwards... Expecting dd2 now and happy they have refilled!

Maybe it depends on how much they change during preg/bf? I was 36a pre preg, bursting out of a 40d during bf, settled back to 36b after weaning, so not surprising I suppose that it took its toll.

DaleyBump Thu 03-Oct-13 23:24:09

Awwww, my boobs were rubbish to begin with.

jessieagain Thu 03-Oct-13 23:17:06

Forgot to add I stopped a month ago. smile

Same with stretch marks and stomachs that never return to pre pregancy shape. You never know how these things will affect you and no one is the same.

Earthworms Thu 03-Oct-13 23:10:45

We did 3 yrs. mine are exactly as they were before I got pg. pert b cup.
Alas other bits of my body did not fare so well.

I'm breast feeding my 5 month old, we both are just getting over thrush and she's been poorly and when she's poorly her latch is s**t! Wanna know what my boobs look like??

biscuitbiscuit <-- that grin

5madthings Thu 03-Oct-13 23:07:31

I stopped over a year ago and mine are fine, they were fine when feeding, bigger at first and fine when prey (but huge) and when tandem feeding.

I have lost weight recently, down to a ten bottom half, but my boobs have stayed the same size.

I think the only difference is my aerola is slightly larger and darker.

ClipClap Thu 03-Oct-13 23:05:19

Mine were the same... until I stopped breastfeeding! smile

TheBookofRuth Thu 03-Oct-13 23:04:33

I have to admit this is something of a relief to read! DD is over 20 months now, still bfing like a trooper, and I have up admit I've started to wonder how my boobs will be after all those months of her chomping and tugging at them.

5madthings Thu 03-Oct-13 23:02:19

Over nine years of bfeeding here and mine are fine as well! Quite pert in fact grin

Jakeyblueblue Thu 03-Oct-13 23:00:24

Mine are the same too and I'm 2.3 yrs into breastfeeding. grin

jessieagain Thu 03-Oct-13 22:44:50

Exactly the same size, shape as before.

Would love to go back and tell all those people who told me that breastfeeding makes then sag, disappear etc etc hmm

No one is the same.

And only time will tell.

So my advise is to don't let worries about how your boobs look in the future affect your choices you make today as you will never know what will happen in the future.

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