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Uneven Breasts (Proud Mom)

April 7, 2010

My baby boy is 7 months tomorrow, and I’m a 23 year old all proud battle scared mom… I’ve been 1 of the lucky ladies to not develop strech marks, but a single one right on top of my belly button, the problem I’ve had is that at least 4 months ago my baby won’t feed from the left breast for longer than 2 minutes, he just likes the right one, causing the uneven growth of the breasts, as you can see on the pics…. I will like to know if anybody else has had the same problem and if anybody has a solution for that, or else if they will get better after I finish breast feeding, I plan to do so until at least 1 year…
I will post as well some more pics on my c section scar

~Age: 23
~Number of pregnancies and births: 1 pregancy & birth
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 7 months boy

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28 Responses to “Uneven Breasts (Proud Mom)”

  1. Kerry Says:
    April 7th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    My right breast is ever so slightly bigger then my left, but its very noticeable when both are full of milk, my son prefers the right so I have always produced more on that side. However when both are drained they look almost exactly alike.. So perhaps when you are done nursing it will be the same? Either way you have a beautiful body!!! Lop-sided boobs and all :)

  2. hillary Says:
    April 7th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    My daughter strongly preferred my left breast to my right, and by the time she was 11 months she was nursing exclusively from the left. My right breast stopped making milk in any quantity. She nursed for two more years, until just after her third birthday, always from the left side. My breasts were really uneven during that time, but now, a year after she weaned, they are very close to the same size. I can still tell the difference but I doubt anybody else can, even my husband.

  3. Amy Says:
    April 7th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    My right breast is slightly larger than my left, a difference that grew even more exaggerated during pregnancy and nursing. My babies did not prefer one breast over the over, so I don’t know how helpful my comment will be to you — but I just wanted you to know that my breasts evened out for the most part after weaning, both times.

  4. Carrie Says:
    April 7th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Your best bet with the feeding issue is to pump the milk from the less favored breast. Your fuller breast will stretch out more than the less used breast and they will be much different after your milk dries up.
    You look Great! Good Luck!

  5. Stacy Says:
    April 7th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Why is it considered lucky to not develop stretch marks?

  6. Sheila Says:
    April 7th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Stacy – what do mean by your comment? I never got stretch marks with pregnancy either and consider myself lucky, fortunate, etc… Would I be lucky to get them? Or do you just mean we should learn to be more accepting of them in general? I developed dark stretch marks on my breasts, sides and thighs as a teenager through a growth spurt that I was very self conscious of at the time… It took a great deal of time for me to finally accept them. I was very surprised to escape them during pregnancy after gaining 50 lbs. I now have my own post pregnancy body image issues to deal with and I’m sorry if I offend if I say that I feel lucky that stretch marks aren’t one of them.

    You look great proud mama!

  7. RIMA Says:
    April 8th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    My baby loves to suck only from the right breast so my nipple got streched and streched until it is now long as a hook !! lol as for my left breast’s nipple it is tiny and small and my baby wouldn’t accept to suck milk from it . i beleive he set up his mind on one favorite breast i don’t care about my nipple size and the difference everything will shrink and get back to normal later on. so take it easy and enjoy your baby for now ..

  8. Emma Says:
    April 8th, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Most women have uneven breasts, some noticeable, some not (look at 007 Breast log f.x.)

    Your breasts may become more similar again once you end breast feeding (but do keep it up for the babies sake)

    I think your breasts look very nice and you should be very proud of both of them.

  9. Kerry Says:
    April 8th, 2010 at 4:50 am

    I got stretchmarks and have learned to accept them, but if I hadn’t gotten them you can bet I sure as heck would have considered myself lucky! I don’t at all think she was putting herself on a pedestal above those of us who do have them.

    I do not have an over hang, and for that I consider myself blessed because I have had to battle such extreme distorted self image just in the few extra pounds and stretchmarks that I DO have, I think God was gracious in sparing me with that cause He knew I personally wouldnt be able to handle it because I already felt so down about myself.


  10. TracyKM Says:
    April 8th, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Have you taken your son to see a chiropractor or osteopath? (I think that’s the right one). Being a baby can be hard on their body’s too, esp. these days with little ones spending so much time on their backs in carseats and strollers and swings. Even carriers like Snugli and Bjorn are not great (they don’t support the head and put all of baby’s weight on the pelvis; slings are totally different).
    At the least, go to your local community breast feeding clinic and see if there’s something subtle in his latch or your hold…things change as babies grow and you might just need to tweak things a little :)

  11. Shannon Says:
    April 8th, 2010 at 7:36 am

    I know what Stacy is saying when she asked “why is it considered lucky to not develop stretch marks?”. The point of this site is to love the post pregnancy body, and for other people to see it and love it. How will the world get to that point if when a women gets stretch marks it is “unlucky”? I admit that I do not like my body yet. I am working on it though. I love that it gave me my babies…and I cherish my stretch marks…they are mostly from my first son who passed at 19 months, so they are reminders of him.

  12. Shannon Says:
    April 8th, 2010 at 7:37 am

    oh….you look great by the way! My boobs are uneven too…they always have been! That is true of all women. I am sure once you stop nursing they will even out a bit…I have been nursing for a year and mine are uneven when there is milk in them!

  13. Sarah Says:
    April 9th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Did you know that every woman’s breasts are uneven? Just as our dominant hand and dominant foot are larger than the other? No person is symmetrical–it’s not the way we’re made. And really, your breasts are not very uneven. Mine were quite a bit uneven while I breastfed (until 2 years 5 months) and now the difference is minimal–hardly noticeable at all.

  14. Sara Says:
    April 11th, 2010 at 10:34 am

    My son strongly prefers my left breast and thus it is much larger. It was actually slightly larger than the right one even before I got pregnant, but now it’s REALLY noticeable. I’ve always heard that once you’ve stopped producing milk, the breasts will even out again (or at least back to the pre-pregnancy proportions – I don’t expect them to be even after weaning when they never were even to begin with :-) ). And I don’t think the length of breastfeeding plays a role. My son is 14 months and my breasts aren’t full like they were when he was younger (since he eats more solid food now).

    I think you look really great and you certainly can be a proud mom!

  15. proud mom Says:
    April 12th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Sorry that the lucky theme came to the table… wasn´t supposed to, what I meant is that after reading a whole lot of posts on this site I see that the strech marks are a big issue for most women… don´t get me wrong, I don´t consider you unlucky for having them I have my own on my thighs, and hips, and if I had developed them in my belly, I’d be wearing them with pride. My body has changed too, sometimes I look at myself at the mirror and hate it, my clothes don´t fit as before, so I didn´t want you to look at my body and say, what is she complaining about? she doesn´t even have strech marks… ´cause beleive me, I have had those comments.
    So for society I should be entirely comfortable wth my body, I have no right to complain. I didn´t want to offend you, I apologize if I did….

  16. proud mom Says:
    April 12th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    for tracykm
    I appreciate your advise, is a great one, but in this case it doesn´t seem to be the issue, I try to breatfeed him laying down on my bed, and he always looks for the right boob, in any position, he just likes it better, I always try to pump the left one, but it is not the same, the suction will always be stronger on the baby´s side

  17. Johanna Says:
    April 20th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I had a daughter who was happy feeding from both breasts evenly.Two yrs later my son was born. I was suprised he favoured my left breast, eventually only feeding from this side.I tried many different ways to get him feeding from the right but he was persistant and in the end i succumbed and decided not to stress, leaving us both happy.I now have uneven breasts Left side is droopy right side pert,quite noticable. Someone mentioned to me that the left side is the feminine side? I notice most of the posts above prefered the right side, masculine side? Would love to here if anyone has looked into this. I never wear tight fitting singlets or tshirts without a slight padded push up bra(seems to even them out). Loose fabrics you cant tell i can get away with no bra. I didnt get stretch marks but constantly massaged areas i thought vulnerable with vit e oil. I wouldnt change a thing and would do it all again. I have a happy healthy son.
    Wish this post had been around back then!

  18. nuclear mom Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    This happened to me when I nursed my 2nd child. Once she weaned (at age 2 1/2) my breasts became symmetrical again. Keep breastfeeding, proud mom!

  19. Miranda Says:
    April 21st, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I had the some problem with my son. He just liked one side better. Then he bit through my nipple on the side he didn’t like. As soon as I healed I continued pumping that side (it helped) and until things evened out I wore a cup filler in one side of my bra (you can usually find them at formal dress shops or stores specializing in breastfeeding supplies. It made it alot easier to fit in my bra! lol Anyway, Dont worry!!! It will all even out. They’ll be the same size and you’ll look back and laugh… oh wow remember when my boobs were totally uneven? what a time… what an adventure Motherhood is! :) Good for you. Breastfeeding is best for you and your baby!

  20. Jennifer Says:
    April 25th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    My daughter started to only liked my left side, and I was lopsided because of it for ~8 months (i bf for 15 months total). Now (she is 22 months, weaned for ~7 months) my breasts are totally the same size, although both are a little bigger than they used to be. The main thing is, they are equal again! They even sag the same ; ( and ; ) I guess…

  21. Sara Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    My breasts are also very uneven. My first would take both sides just fine, but my son (8 months) will only take the right. I try to get him to latch onto the left, but he sucks for just a minute and wants the right side. I am hoping they will just even out once he is weaned 4+ months from now. I like everything else about my “mommy body” except for this. It makes me feel so unattractive. :(

  22. MtnHarmony Says:
    February 13th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    my left side was always a little bigger. my son latched better on the left too and it hurt less for me. So we used the left side more. I did try to keep it even but it just didn’t feel good. I have lumpy breasts, but even though my left one is lumpier it felt better. go figure. i never paid to much attention to the size difference while pregnant and nursing. I heard from many moms it was normal and they may become even or even reverse once i stopped. I decided there were bigger problems to worry about than “normal” lopsided breasts :)

    i am glad you posted this

  23. Trish Says:
    March 28th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Well My daughter is 7 months old, she prefers to just my right breast, since she has been born, my breasts are really uneven, so will they go back to the same size? i have such a big issue about it, sometimes to the point ohh gosh and i cry =(

  24. mary Says:
    July 29th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I was the happiest I’ve ever been from the time I found out that I was pregnant until the day that my angel was born. She was due July 4th of this year. I had no stretch marks at that time. Then the due date came and went. By the time my dr. decided to induce me, I had 1 stretch mark on one side and 2 or 3 on the other… add to that the stretch marks radiating out from my old belly ring scar and you’ve got a recipe for tears. Not to mention that she had to be taken by c-section because I wasn’t dilating. So there’s another scar. Now, I’m not entirely superficial, but I have a LOT of 2 pieces that I’m no longer interested in wearing. If anyone had told me nine months ago, that at 26 I’d be crying about how awful I feel about my body, I wouldn’t have believed them. To top it all off, I noticed yesterday that my left boob is WAY bigger than my right. It’s always been a little larger, but now it’s ridiculous! I have a plugged duct on the right side though, so I’m hoping once that pans out, my boobs will go back to normal.

  25. TEE Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    i have the same problem.i had twins and they both liked my right boob.i tried pumping the left side but it wasnt producing the same amount of milk.I stopped breastfeeding at 5months and my boys are 8months now. The only difference between the other moms and I is that its the left breast(the one they did not like)is the bigger one and its noticably bigger.I cnt ever see myself wearing a strapless dress,v neck or low cut shirt ever still hoping it will get even cause i have enough body issues due to the pregnancy i just want the one thing i was proud of to be normal.Hope that doesnt sound bad.

  26. taylor Says:
    May 25th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    i have a 2 week old boy n my breastfeeding is going well but my right breast is larger than my left and when i pump i get reallly nothing out of it, but when he feeds he gets left breast stays tthe same size which is comfortable n my right is not so much fun. is there any way i can get my right side to go down to normal size and to actually get milk out when i pump? he doesnt have a problem latching on n getting milk out of each side . or do i just need to wait to see if it will go down by itself?

  27. Patricia Says:
    June 12th, 2013 at 2:35 am

    I have a 9-month old baby girl who prefers breastfeeding on my right breast than my left ever since she was born. My breasts are noticeably uneven and sometimes it bothers me because it does not look good… at all. But then again I just think about my baby. :) I would love to have “normal” breasts again but I don’t and will never regret breastfeeding!

  28. eniola Says:
    February 27th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I am a breastfeeding mother and im battling with myself to stop breastfeeding because my 7 month old daughter loves to nurse only on one side which is my right side . and i cant lie i hate that i have lopsided boobs its just really uncomfortable when i have to look for a bra when only one of my boobs can fit it or cant fit where my left boob is just wayyyy to small. my shirts dont look good on me ,when i go out with my husband only one of my boobs gets engoured . so i decided to stop breast feeding but i feel like i will be labeled a bad mother . can anyone help…


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