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Trying to love my new breasts (Anonymous)

August 16, 2008

Giving birth was the best thing I’ve ever done. I love being a mom more than anything in the whole wide world. Even enough I can accept the little changes to my body. I’ve always been a curvier girl, but never had stretch marks before I was pregnant. Now I have what I call tiger scratches across my belly. Honestly, they don’t bother me. I was all belly when I got pregnant and I was suprised they weren’t worse. I could try all the lotions and potions out there that promise to get rid of them, but I smile at my little reminder that I once held my sweet baby in there. My breasts are now completely different sizes as well. Before I was pregnant I was a small C cup, perky as can be, and I loved them. At the end of my pregnancy and for the first couple months I was an E cup. My daughter has always preferred my left breast. I’ve tried since the beginning to get her to give the other breast a try, but she will only eat on it for a couple minutes (if she’ll even take it) then scream until I give her the ‘good’ breast back. She’s now a little over a year old and is still breastfeeding and still prefers the one breast over the other. My only hope is having another child and praying they prefer the right breast over the left and even me out :D




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22 Responses to “Trying to love my new breasts (Anonymous)”

  1. danielle Says:
    August 16th, 2008 at 9:23 am

    I’ve been there. My first son preferred my right breast so much that by 4 months the left had dried up. I nusrsed for 22 months (18 exclusively off the right) and walked around quite lopsided for a while. While I was weaning and engorged, I joked that on the right I looked like Pamela Anderson and on the left I looked like her grandmother.

  2. I-dra Says:
    August 16th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    you’re my breast twin! well, sort of; mine sag more, but that’s okay. i am increasingly comforted by other women sharing their lopsided breasts here. in this physically symmetrical society, it’s hard to feel beautiful with one ginormous breast & one small breast. so, a million times, thank you. my son does the same thing. i try to trick him when he’s sleepy, but he always figures me out & goes for the good one! LOL. he’s 22 months now. this is me: http://theshapeofamother.com/blog/still-trying-to-love-my-new-body-anonymous/

  3. Shealene Says:
    August 16th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    My boobs look awful after having a baby, cuz I was just like, a C cup too and then I went to a E…so now, they’re like a small C and instead of being all full and perky like they were…they’re tapping my belly button. Hahahah.

  4. MilkMama Says:
    August 17th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    You’re still quite perky! But don’t worry about the unevenness, a lot of that will even out once she weans. =) You look beautiful! Congrats on a beautiful daughter and a healthy birth!

  5. Shelly Says:
    August 18th, 2008 at 5:56 am

    My two year old currently prefers my left breast. And your breasts still look perky!

  6. Anonymous Says:
    August 18th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I-dra, I was laughing out loud when I read the breast twin comment. Thanks for the perky comments, I’m glad they still have a bit of perk in them lol. I’m a younger mom so it was a little depressing at first to have all these changes to my body, but I also feel so womanly now.

  7. Humble Woodcutter Says:
    August 19th, 2008 at 5:58 am

    Oh don’t worry. My two would only nurse from my right breast (I called her, UberBoob (say it in a booming voice)), and they evened out right back to normal after weaning.

  8. Steph Says:
    August 20th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    A friend of mine had a similar senario except one breast made very little milk. They evened out after weaning. And your breasts still look perky!

  9. May Says:
    August 30th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Girl I am in the same exact boat as you. My son does eat on my right breast but barely and it takes me forever to get him to take it. There’s milk in there but not as much as my left breast. Every once in a while they’ll kind of even out for a day or two, but then they’re right back where they were before. Also, you’re so lucky that yours still look as good as they do, my left one is riddled with stretch marks and the nipple is 3 times the size of the right breast’s nipple. They’ll most likely even out anyways after you stop breastfeeding. You look great by the way! Congratulations! :)

  10. Ashley Says:
    September 5th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    OMG, Is this a picture of me?!?! I looked just like this hun, and had a real hard time with it!! You are so amazing for posting this, I thought I was the only one to ever go through this. I breast fed my lil boy and he prefered my left over my right! Except my right was actually a lil smaller than yours, and left was bigger! I was sooo self absorbed over it!! And was so scared my breast would never look right again, but I quit breast feeding 2 months ago, and they are actually very close to normal size again, just a slight diffrence, that only you would notice! Dont worry they will even out! And if they dont, you, are amazing for even breast feeding anyways!! Its very hard thing breastfeeding, and then to go through something like this doesnt realy help, but is all worth it!! I am so proud of you!! And you look awesome!!

  11. Anonymous Says:
    September 30th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    They’ll even out eventually… and if they don’t… then that’s fine as well.

    My wife’s breasts became so uneven (small b cup and a large D cup)she began wearing a pad in one to even them out.

    She’s (2 years post partum) now MORE comfortable w/2 size breasts (an A and a large B or small C.) It’s more fun for me during intimate times and she’s just more confident overall.

    So don’t worry; I’m sure it’ll even out. And if it doesn’t, it just adds more flavor & fun.

  12. sandy Says:
    October 8th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    I agree! don’t panic…once you wean your daughter the larger breast should even out with the other one. My kids prefered the left side and I also tend to get yeast in my right which still makes it my bad side to feed on. I am due in Dec. and hoping that I don’t get another bad infection.
    Take it easy on yourself and thanks for sharing!

  13. rose Says:
    November 19th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    i have the exact same thing going on witm my daughter. my left breast is like twice the size of my right one because for some reason she prefers it! she does the same thing where ill try to have her eat on the r side more and im lucky if shr=e sucks for 5 mins, then right when shes on the left she sucks like crazy for as long as ill let her!! im also struggling w liking my new breasts but you are not alone , you look great !

  14. mirka Says:
    November 30th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    couldnt u have evened it out by puming milk out of the bigger one to even it out? … just wondering .. imma mommy to be :)

  15. Alice Says:
    January 15th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I really think that if there was a god ever mother would have the breast she’d always dreamt of. BUT your breast and beautiful. My also are different sizes but not nearly a ‘plump’!

  16. Annika Melton Says:
    April 4th, 2009 at 9:54 am

    THANK YOU GIRLS – wow, I have been hiding, sqooshing, lifting, you name it…..trying to get my left breast to at least somewhat look like my right one! It’s just not going to happen. My right boob looks like a hershey kiss, my right one looks like a small water balloon. I have been nursing for 8-1/2 months and just found out i’m 4 weeks pregnant! Maybe i have a chance to get my left one back to a match to my right one. THANK YOU again, I feel like hey, whatever my “uberboobs” is doing, I am beautiful and doing great!

  17. Annika Melton Says:
    April 4th, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I meant my left one looks like a hershey, my right one looks like a small water balloon!!!!

  18. Chelsea Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Thank you so much for posting this. Right now i am weaning my son and my right boob is at least a cup size larger than my left….i have been so self-concious about it. knowing that i am not alone makes me feel much better and kudos to all of us and our many sacrifices as mothers : )

  19. Andrew Bryant Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Honey, your breasts are beautiful. My wife of three years had the same problem after the birth of our baby boy. Even pre-pregnancy her right breast had a larger, but flatter nipple and was quite a bit larger. This caused our little man to gravitate towards her left breast (which was already smaller). I see absolutely no imperfections in your breasts. Just spend a little less time looking in the mirror :)

  20. Amanda Says:
    August 29th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    My right breast is a size b/c nd my left is an a, i am 18 years young nd I feel like everywhere I go their is some one stairing down at my breast I feel like they talk about it. now im pregnate and hope they even out..eventually.

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    December 3rd, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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