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post #1 of 89
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I'm so disgusted with my breast! I b/f for just over a year and have been left with small B's/large A's...That's fine and dandy but I was a large C/small D before ever getting pregnant! I want them back...They are stretched and worn out looking..I hate it...it makes me feel so embarrassed. I don't get it...anyone btdt? will they come back...I also weigh less than before pregnancy so maybe that has something to do with it? I weigh 2lbs less than my pre preg weight..surely it wasn't 2 lbs in my breast....Any tips? I have seriously looked into implants...way to risky tho:/
post #2 of 89
Moving this over to Personal Growth.
post #3 of 89
Can only say that my breasts are about the same size after breastfeeding as they were before. But they are saggy and don't look like they used to, at all.
The have, however, SOMEWHAT improved over time, being perkier than they had been, but not as perky as they once were.

That's normal, though. After breastfeeding, you're breasts are "mature". Before pregnancy and breastfeeding, you're breasts were "immature". Sucks that "immature" breasts are better-looking than "mature".

I would recommend you to check out the website: http://www.theshapeofamother.com/

Maybe it'll help you to start feeling better about yourself.
post #4 of 89
I'm curious if you are at a good weight for you and if you work out at all.

My breasts look best when I'm at my best weight and lifting weights a couple of times a week.
post #5 of 89
I could have written that exact post. It's definitely been a self esteem drop but I've learned to love them because I was blessed to be able to give my baby the ultimate nutritional start in life because of those now worn out boobies And hiding them in sexy bras always helps! As soon as I weaned I went out and bought some expensive bras (Which I never have done in my life!) Kind of shallow, but it helped me feel better about my body when nothing else could.
post #6 of 89
I am in the same place. I went from great DDD's before kids to my now very saggy B's. My boobs don't even get big when I'm pregnant or nursing anymore, and that is the biggest bummer. It is depressing and to be honest I probably will get implants someday once I know for sure that I'm done having babies.

Water bra's from Fredricks are life savers for me. I wear them everyday and they help my ego out a lot. Especially the strapless ones that I can wear under spaghetti strap shirts.

I hope some other moms come by with more words of wisdom.
post #7 of 89
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Originally Posted by MamaRosie13 View Post
And hiding them in sexy bras always helps! As soon as I weaned I went out and bought some expensive bras (Which I never have done in my life!) Kind of shallow, but it helped me feel better about my body when nothing else could.
I second this! That helps me to deal with the changes in my breasts.
post #8 of 89
getting properly fitted helps. *most* women aren't even wearing the right size bras.
post #9 of 89
we women in the bra free tribe would assert that your breasts would actually look better if you stopped wearing a bra- that wearing a bra results in weaker ligaments in your breasts. i also had a very perky DD figure pre baby, and saggy d's now (but the 4 year old still nurses, so they are doing better than they will be after). megadosing sodium ascorbate (a form of vitamin C) can help build collagen, as can a higher protein diet. there is also always thermage- a laser pulse thing performed by a plastic surgeon that encourages collagen formation and firms up skin. there are also herbs you can take if you're done nursing- dong quai (a kind of angelica) and black cohosh help to balance hormones. we're still nursing, so i haven't tried them. usually, herb pills don't work, a decoction, infusion, or tincture is necessary.
post #10 of 89
Just wanna say I know exactly how you are feeling.
Right now Im nursing so they are just lovely. Unfortunately I know what I'll be left with when Im done. When I was done nursing the last one I was pretty grossed out and no bra could even make me feel sexy.
I wish implants werent so dangerous.
post #11 of 89
I can relate! Is there some kind of non-implant lifting procedure? I don't want implants, but some kind of lift/reshaping might be nice.
post #12 of 89
there is a way to surgerically lift breasts. If you goggle, you can even watch the procedure to see how it's done.

(doing so completely freaked me out and helped me make peace with my Mature breasts!)
post #13 of 89
I say that i have got to side with Provacativa. Think about it... If you kept your arm unmoving, tightly wrapped in a sling at all times, wouldn't it makes sense that it would get limp and atrophied? Cramming our ladies into a tight "support system" that stops their natural movement also stopped circulation and lymph flow, as well as allowing the supporting tissue within the breast to get weak. That equals flat, saggy boobs. I know because I have been there. I had some SERIOUS whoopie cushion breasts after breastfeeding my son. When I got pregnant with my daughter, I started going sans-bra. After she weaned, the were saggy, but no where near as flat and limp as after my son. Surprisingly, I started getting firmer and higher about a year ago... This is a good 4+ years without a bra. I was supplementing Iodine(I suggest every woman do some research on the breast health/iodine connection) as well as mega dosing Vit-C, to help with the detox reaction from my iodine supplementation. I had no clue that it boosted collagen production... Maybe that is what did it? I think it was a combo of the two, as Iodine is an especially "feminine" nutrient... It concentrates in our breasts and reproductive organs. I am preggo now, so the boobs are all pumped up for lactation, but I don't fear them going all flat and saggy when I am done. I feel like allowing them to hang as well as supporting them nutritionally is the key... Sure, they are "mature". These aren't my teen-age duds. BUT they don't look bad at all, and they feel great. M husband was amazed that they were actually getting BETTER... He's the one that noticed in the first place. If I could tell a woman unhappy with her breast anything, it would be to supplement and get rid of the boob-crutches.
post #14 of 89
I think the sexy bra rec is great and I would also recommend certain lifts (weight lifting) to help build muscle, which will help lift your breasts.

I also think there is zero shame in looking into getting a lift.

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Originally Posted by provocativa View Post
we women in the bra free tribe would assert that your breasts would actually look better if you stopped wearing a bra- that wearing a bra results in weaker ligaments in your breasts. i also had a very perky DD figure pre baby, and saggy d's now (but the 4 year old still nurses, so they are doing better than they will be after). megadosing sodium ascorbate (a form of vitamin C) can help build collagen, as can a higher protein diet. there is also always thermage- a laser pulse thing performed by a plastic surgeon that encourages collagen formation and firms up skin. there are also herbs you can take if you're done nursing- dong quai (a kind of angelica) and black cohosh help to balance hormones. we're still nursing, so i haven't tried them. usually, herb pills don't work, a decoction, infusion, or tincture is necessary.
I'm glad bra-free works for you, but that is definitely not an option for everyone and definitely does not work for everyone.
post #15 of 89
I just wanted to add... Going bra-less is probably one of the best ways to love your breast more. As much as they might not be perfectly shaped or perfectly perky, or perfectly politically correct for that matter , I love having my breasts far more than I love the idea of losing them over a pretty lacy bra. The following is a link to really informative article linking bras to breast cancer. (oYo)
post #16 of 89
Seconding (or thirding) the recommendation for weightlifting. Lifts that work your chest muscles can make everything look completely different.
post #17 of 89
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Originally Posted by hibana View Post
Seconding (or thirding) the recommendation for weightlifting. Lifts that work your chest muscles can make everything look completely different.
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Originally Posted by Linda on the move View Post
I'm curious if you are at a good weight for you and if you work out at all.

My breasts look best when I'm at my best weight and lifting weights a couple of times a week.
what kind of lifts do you do? would push-ups help? i need to do things that don't involve buying equipment.
post #18 of 89
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Originally Posted by meandk0610 View Post
what kind of lifts do you do? would push-ups help? i need to do things that don't involve buying equipment.
push ups would help. You can also start by lifting soup cans, bottles filled with water, bags of apples etc.
post #19 of 89
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Originally Posted by Linda on the move View Post
push ups would help. You can also start by lifting soup cans, bottles filled with water, bags of apples etc.
but are you talking about bicep curls, fly, press, tricep, everything upper body?
post #20 of 89
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Originally Posted by StrongBeliever View Post
I say that i have got to side with Provacativa. Think about it... If you kept your arm unmoving, tightly wrapped in a sling at all times, wouldn't it makes sense that it would get limp and atrophied? Cramming our ladies into a tight "support system" that stops their natural movement also stopped circulation and lymph flow, as well as allowing the supporting tissue within the breast to get weak.
Breast tissue isn't muscle though, so how can it get weak? I just don't see the fibres in the breast tightening up because they get a "work-out" when they aren't supported. If that were true all the naked african tribal women I used to see in national geographic would be super perky instead of really, really not.
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