This is a picture of me nursing my 7 month old daughter. I have been nursing for four years and my breasts have gone from a somewhat perky d cup to a saggy dd.

I miss my old breasts, but when I think of the mutilation required to “restore” them to their former perkiness I want to cry. I can’t do that to my breasts. They are beautiful in their own unconventional way.


7 thoughts on “Kateri

  • Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 9:39 pm

    I’ve always thought that I would have my breasts fixed up a little bit after I finished nursing. I’ve only recently realized that my breasts really are beautiful. I’m very proud of them, every stretch mark, every bit of sag, the large areolas.

  • Monday, July 17, 2006 at 8:06 am

    Every body is different…but after I weaned and lost some weight my breasts went back to pre-pregnancy size. They of course are no longer perky but I can boost them up with a good bra.My baby nursed 3 & 1/2 years and weaned on her own.

  • Monday, July 17, 2006 at 10:23 am

    I think society has it backwards. Everyone wants perky breasts. I think the ones that have been fully developed in oder to nurish a life should be what we celebrate.

  • Monday, July 17, 2006 at 10:41 am

    I agree with Lynanne; in history, and even now in “third world” countries, MOTHER breasts are the ideal, and to be envied. They were/are displayed proudly with specific garments and jewelry, to highlight the mother’s fertility and ability to nourish a child. I keep that in the back of my mind when my own boob sag bothers me. Then I rollllll em up, stuff em in a bra, and go on about my day ;)

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 5:38 am

    I read that in some places young girls actually stretch their boobs out to achieve the pendulous ideal. Can you imagine? Perkiness: ugly!!

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 9:54 am

    It’s true, Kateri. In cultures where Mother figures are ideal, adolescent girls do their best to reach that ideal look. It’s odd to think that in other cultures, stretchmarks, belly pooch and saggy boobs are the societal ideal, but it’s true.

  • Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    I am very thin and athletic, and have 32dd breasts that naturally sag – no duh, right? I LOVE them. I only wear the most minimal support bras from American Apperal (racerback, no underwire, no NO no padding AND they are only like fifteen bucks.) All my friends think it would be too uncomfortable, but I don’t mind trading wires for cotton – hey that is just me.
    I think they look natural and way more lusty than wired, padded, horizontal, push-up bra boobs. I am confirmed by every single guy I know, not just hippie earthy guys. I love hippie guys, I am engaged to one, but even the most traditional manly man has told me “There is just something about your breasts that is so… desireable.”
    Hmm.. maybe because they look REAL?! Because they kind of bounce, because they are in the MIDDLE of my chest and not under my chin, because they aren’t shooting at you like torpedos.
    Breasts are SUPPOSED to sag, its like saying “I want to paint my lips tan because they don’t match the rest of my face…”

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