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Breast Issues (Anonymous)

August 6, 2014

I am a 24 year old mother of 1 loving boy who is now 10 months old and has been breastfeeding since he was born. I have became really worried about my breast probably about the time my son was 7 months old. My boobs look like the right is larger than the left. My right boob has always slightly been bigger than the left but not noticeable to others just me. But now it’s like my right boob is 2 cups bigger than the left. Before getting pregnant I was a 32C. I’ve been reading a lot of forums online with women who had this same issue. Some say their boobs go back others say it stayed that way and so they fixed it with breast augmentation. And with that being said I feel like I will be one of those ladies who need a breast augmentation. And my son doesn’t prefer one breast over the other. Granted, the right makes more than the left but he spends equal amount of time on each. Please tell me what happened to yours after breastfeeding and any other advice you think is necessary.

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5 Responses to “Breast Issues (Anonymous)”

  1. kayla Says:
    August 6th, 2014 at 9:22 am

    i breastfed my first daughter for a little more than 2 years. from 8 months on, she nursed from the left side ONLY. just as you’re describing, the difference in size between my two breasts was very noticeable. (my left has always been a bit bigger than my right, but it was really only apparent if i was bare-chested and pointed it out.) anyway, once i stopped breastfeeding, my left breast went back to its original size and the size difference isn’t as obvious anymore. i’m 37 weeks pregnant with my second and getting ready to start all over again… i’m going to try to keep this baby feeding on both breasts equally this time, but i’m anticipating that the left breast will grow much more in size than the right again, regardless. honestly, i just came to accept it. i talked about it with my husband, and he always reassured me that he didn’t find me any less attractive. i feel like it’s just one of those things that comes with being a mama. it adds character. :)

  2. Colleen Says:
    August 6th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    When I was 19, my breasts had gotten so uneven that the left one looked like it was wasting away compared to the much larger right one. I was so self-conscious about it that I went to the doctor, who put me on birth control to see if controlling my hormones would help my asymmetry. It did. The left was still smaller, but it was only noticeable to me.

    While pregnant, of course I stopped taking the pill, and they became more uneven again. The right breast produces more milk, as well. I don’t remember my first nursing experience, but as my second one went on the difference became quite noticeable to me. If I wore a low cut shirt my cleavage was very lopsided. :) I weaned her about three months ago, and I was worried because I felt SO lopsided. I’ve also had an IUD since she was 3 months old (she’s 22 months now), so I wasn’t going back on the Pill after weaning and that freaked me out. I’m happy to say that now that I’ve dried up, they are back to the much-less-noticeable asymmetry. It took a few weeks, though. I’ll have a new post up in a few weeks, whenever I get around to sending it in. :)

  3. Amy Says:
    August 7th, 2014 at 6:34 am

    This is very normal! My baby is almost 7 months old and it happens to me too. Recently I have been trying something new. I tried to feed her from my less productive breast first and I tried to keep her there until I’m well drained then I move to my right for a bit, not completely draining this breast but enough to satisfy her and make my breast slightly soft. I then offer her her spoon feed. She is usually happy with this but if she wants a top up I offer her my more unproductive breast as some milk would have built up in this time.

    My results, great! Both my boobs are the same size! It’s just about being aware of which side you use and trying to use them equally.

    Make sure you remove enough milk from your more productive side though as if you don’t you can get lumps of milk and develop mastitis. I’ve never had it but I can imagine it’s unpleasant.

    Good luck! If you try this leave a comment here to let us no! Well done for breastfeeding! It’s such a beautiful experience and I really believe it’s the best nutrition for baby, but I thank god for the development of formula because I believe it has it’s place too for some mamas! X

  4. Laura Says:
    August 7th, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I have 3 boys; 7, 5, and almost 2; my first preferred the right boob, the second one the left, my third one both the same. One boob was always fuller making it bigger than the other one and always went back to the ‘same’ size as pre pregnancy.
    I breastfed the first 2 until about 2 years old and the third one is still going at it.
    I’m 39 and have been 34B since forever.
    You never know what your baby is going to do or how your body is going to handle things so take it one day at a time, they used to say that nursing will sag your boob and it has been proven that this is not true, they sag with age, with gravity.
    you might loose or gain weight as you nurse or as you wean and that will probably affect the size too.
    Enjoy this time and the journey!

  5. Elizabeth Says:
    August 9th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Its most likely because you are breastfeeding and it probably will go away. I have always had one breast and nipple bigger than the other. I sometimes would stuff half of my bra. But dont worry no guy has ever seemed to care. My problem now is after pregnancy and breastfeeding my boobs are covered with more stretchmarks than normal skin! But even my boyfriend still doesnt seem to care. If they dont care why should we? And even if one did at least we would know that they are a jerk!

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