Originally Posted by Sparatikness
I guess it's a social stereotype that all women's breasts get ridiculously large the second we become pregnant, but not the case with me and I'm a bit concerned. Of course they grew a bit in the beginning but overall didn't get much bigger. I've struggled with sickness the whole pregnancy so have had a bit of trouble gaining weight. I'm still wearing all my same bras with no problems. Looks funny with my belly protruding more and more each day, but the boobs are just kind of there as they were.
I'm sure they will grow with the milk, but I'm curious to know if this has happened/is happening with anyone else?
Are you worried about making enough milk or simply feeling extra conscious of the disproportion?
If it's about making milk...some women don't grow a ton during pregnancy, but do develop a ton more right after the baby is born.
If you've had lots of other breast changes during the pregnancy (for example: areola darkening, increased breast tenderness, breasts feeling heavier, more visible montgomery glands, areolas getting larger) then you're probably going to make plenty of milk even if you don't grow a ton right now.
If you've had barely any breast changes, or if you've had this weird occurence some women get where you get stretch marks on your boobs WITHOUT growing noticeably in size at the time...then it's not a bad idea to get together prenatally with a lactation consultant, because a) if they notice any flags for possible low milk supply there are some things you might be able to do in pregnancy to nudge your potential up a notch and b) it'll be good to have someone keeping an eye on things with you soon after the birth so if you run into any issues she can help you nip them in the bud. Especially someone you've already gotten to know before the baby comes.
I'm less than an A cup when I'm not pregnant/breastfeeding a newborn so even now when my boobs are a ton bigger, my belly towers over them. I'm okay with looking like a triangle... :)