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Ode to My Boobs (Miff)

February 22, 2011

I was directed to this site by a friend of mine after I emailed this “Ode to my boobs” to my closest girlfriends who are also mothers. Before I was pregnant I was a 34 B or C, during my pregnancy I was a 34 DD, and once I started breastfeeding I got up to a 34 FF. Now I’ve weaned I’m down to a 34 A or B and somewhat horrified by what remains of my once perky breasts.
I am so excited to read the submissions and see your photos and share your thoughts and feelings that are so similar to my own! I’m not ready to share photos just yet, but I hope you can appreciate my Ode.
Thanks lovely ladies :)

Age 29, 1 pregnancy and birth, 16 months post partum (BF for 15 months).

You’ve served me well. You fed my baby without fuss for 15 months. You always had enough milk, and rarely embarrassed me by leaking in public. You never got so big that you hurt my back, yet you gave me cleavage I’d only seen in magazines before. You didn’t stretch my clothes too much. We only got sick (with mastitis-not really your fault) twice. You easily integrated into our life and into our hearts. My baby adored you and misses you everyday since you’ve left. My tops feel baggy and unnecessarily low cut without you. Now I am left with only a FF maternity bra and the saggy, flat pancake shadows of your former selves for memories.

Farewell big boobs, I hope we meet again someday.

Until then,
Mif xx

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9 Responses to “Ode to My Boobs (Miff)”

  1. amber Says:
    February 22nd, 2011 at 10:31 am

    awe i love. i hope you post pictures soon! i was the EXACT same! i LOVED my DD’s when i was prego. and now i sadly have small flat pancake a cup :( lol

    Blessed&tortured – is my post

  2. Sarah P. Says:
    February 22nd, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I love this! :D My boobs have served me well, too – feeding my daughter for 29 months.

  3. felicia Says:
    February 22nd, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    i was so happy when my once 36ee boobs when down to a small b! I am not an overweight woman at all, im 26 and i weigh about 110 pounds at my 5 foot 2 height so having such huge boobs looked porn-ish on me, i was so happy they shrank, i can now wear ANY bikini tops i want, i can buy off the rack and not have to buy special ones or special orders anyways, i am actually happy mine shrank, not all woman want gigantic breast!!

  4. Kelly Says:
    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    That was beautiful. While I am very pleased with how my boobs nourished 2 kids for 18 months each, I was initially disappointed that they were not as full or as perky as they once were. I can’t really wear a push up bra because they are too “liquidy”. They don’t float like a cloud in a push up. I also go to bed in a light weight bra, since I don’t like them swinging under my jammy top. But, I don’t seem to be bothered too much, knowing that they served well, and there is still some fullness left in them. I am a C/D. Take care and love those boobies!

  5. e Says:
    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    so true felicia, i was thrilled when my boobs went back down after nursing. i love being smaller, my big boobs made me feel like i looked heavy. i do miss the perk of my pre-baby boobs though. a lot. sigh.

  6. Kat Says:
    February 22nd, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    i wish mine would shrink! i got bigger after i dried up(i went from a 36D to a 32FF!) i want to be a c/d again! i’m also 110 pounds at 5’2″ so i look fake…. and they keep growing as i lose more weight… how is that even possible?!

  7. Liz Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I can relate to the boob issues. I’ve never been pregnant, but I do have 30DD boobs on a small frame. I’m not a fan of big boobs on me; like some of you have said, they look fake. Is it possible for them to shrink smaller than pre-baby size after breast feeding? I’ve mostly heard stories of women experiencing their boobs returning to their “normal” size albeit a little flatter. Just curious. I know genetics plays a big role and everyone’s experience is different…

  8. Jackie Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    My boobs have fed others for 3 years of my life. LOL. I love this!

  9. Julie Andrews Says:
    February 27th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    After having two big baby boys and gaining a combined weight of 187 pounds, and breast feeding both of them till they were a year my boobs are gone. I was always small cheasted but now it is much worse. I felt awful, i saw women even with smaller breast walking around and felt ashamed, like I wasn’t a real woman. Till one day I thought as a woman I do not want to be defined by my breast but by being a mom. My breast, while small provided the best food in the world for my boys. I am proud of this body, boy scouts earn badges I have earned my mommy marks :)

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