J.E. asks from Whitinsville, MA on March 24, 2010
L.S. answers from New London on March 24, 2010
They may dissapear altogether. Mine pretty much did, then they got back to almost normal but never as big as prepregnancy.
S.R. answers from San Francisco on March 24, 2010
I agree that it depends on your genetics. When you gain weight do they grow? And then when you loose weight do they stay they same larger size or do they shrink a bit? For me I grow every time I gain weight and then they don't shrink when I loose weight. I was a triple D when I had a reduction 9 years ago down to a full C. I did good maintaining that for a long time until I had 2 kids. Each pregnancy they grew and even when I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight they stayed the same. I'm now a DD. Most women go back to their pre-pregnancy size or slightly larger or smaller, it just depends on your body. Don't give up hope yet.
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H.H. answers from Hartford on March 24, 2010
not exactaly the same size as before, but once your milk dries up they will shrink quite a bit. they will not be as perky either as nursing is a bit hard on your body. since you are new to nursing and your baby is still young they will actually go down a bit once he starts nursing less. I was a B went to a F (baby nursed a lot for a long time) now I am a D: still nursing at 15 mo. about 5 times a day or so and not at night at all. hope this helps.
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K.Q. answers from Boston on March 25, 2010
My breasts 'calmed down' after several months of breastfeeding once they got used to how much my babies ate. I think your body holds on to more milk until it knows how much you need. As for after breastfeeding, my boobs are GONE! I was an A-cup before, a C when I breastfed, and now I'm a barely A who doesn't even need a bra. My doc says that it's common for your breasts to shrink when your body realizes you don't need them anymore!
S.H. answers from Grand Rapids on March 25, 2010
I didn't nurse the first one, so I went from small B to D and back to small B. Then, during the 2nd pregnancy, I went up to a full D and while nursing (12 1/2 months), I was a DD. Almost 2 years after weaning, I am still a full C.
My SIL on the other hand, started out a DD, went up to an E and is now a B.
K.C. answers from Barnstable on March 24, 2010
Go with genetics - what happened with your mom? Cousins? Sisters?
Also, remember that you are in the good old, love-big-boobs USA!!! Treat yourself to some fancy boulder holders!
B.M. answers from Boston on March 25, 2010
yes, my breasts were a B, went to a D while nursing and then back to a B after.
A.B. answers from Chicago on March 24, 2010
Yes they will go back close to the pre-pregnancy size, when you have your second one they never grow any bigger then the first time you breastfeed.
L.M. answers from Boston on March 25, 2010
Yes, your breasts will go down. I'm assuming right now you are breastfeeding a lot and that is why you are large - your milk came in and you are feeding your son. As you start to introduce food at 4 or 6 months and he actually eats some it will decrease the amount he will need to nurse. And therefore decrease your milk supply and decrease your breast size.