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Taking Sides (Anonymous)

My son has almost always preferred to nurse from one side. Can you tell which? The picture is not the worst it has been. At one point my right breast was almost completely deflated and it was very noticeable even through clothing. That left breast has nourished my son and I am so proud of that! I’ll worry about how it looks later!

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  • mama k Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 8:50 am

    but look at that slim waist and tummy! :)

    Isn’t it funny how we are always the most critical of our own faults, but it’s so easy to see the beauty in others?

    You should be proud. Way to go mama!

  • Sarah Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 1:38 pm

    Wow! You are amazing! I can imagine that people would quit nursing because they were so lopsided. I’m so proud that you kept nursing and nourishing your son! And your belly is so thin!!! I’m jealous!

  • Alexis Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 6:07 pm

    I didnt notice your boobs at all, I was too busy looking at that flat belly! I think you look great!!!

  • marjorie Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 6:21 pm

    By just looking at your stomach, I would not know that you recently gave birth. You look great. Yes, you should be proud of how you have nourished your son, even if you don’t have boob equality. I’m sure they will even out later.

  • Tanya Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 6:22 pm

    The same thing happened to my sister! At the worst, she was an E-cup on one side, and a B on the other! It was quite shocking to see.

    But, her daughter weaned at around 18 months, and as far as I know, the difference between her breasts is barely noticeable now, almost 6 months later. It may have helped that she had another pregnancy, I’m not sure…

    There IS hope for you! Good for you for nursing through the challenges! :)

  • blairzoo Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 6:24 pm

    One of my kids absolutely refused my right breat from the time she was 4 weeks old. I tried everything to get her to nurse on that side and at 5 months, finially gave up. She nursed until she was 3 and 1/2 on one side. I never supplimented and she didn’t really do solids until after 1. I put a pad in my bra so it didn’t look too obvious, and after she weaned they were the same size again. Next 2 kids after her nursed on both sides, so go figure. I just want to say GREAT JOB for sticking with it. It’s amazing what a woman’s body can do, and yeah for your baby! Many would have just weaned their baby and quit.

  • i-dra Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 7:22 pm

    you’re my boob twin! my breasts look just like yours! same side larger & everything! just seeing your photo helps me not feel like such a freak. thank you.

  • Sarah Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 8:02 pm

    You’re not very lopsided at all! I didn’t mean to make it sound like you’re VERY lopsided. It really isn’t too noticeable at all. :)

  • Laura Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 8:11 pm

    I had exactly the same situation with my first child. I had to go to a wedding in a spaghetti strap dress and actually had to stuff my bra to appear somewhat normal…LOL. I assure you – well, if you’re anything like me — that once he’s weaned (whenever that may be), they’ll even out again!

  • marie Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 4:37 pm

    First of all let me just tell you that you have a gorgeous body! I don’t think I looked that good even before I had my daughter. The difference in your breast sizes really aren’t even that bad…after all most of us have one boob thats bigger than the other anyway :) Consider yourself lucky…I tried to breastfeed, but my milk never came in…it was a disapointment. Enjoy the fact that you are able to nourish your baby and share that special bond with him.

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