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Boobs not that big at 7.5 months!

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

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? :drool

post #2 of 11

Mine grew at the beginning, but I think that was because I had to be on progesterone... Since then they haven't grown much. I am still in the same pre-pregnancy bra too, even though I do bulge out a little. I just can't see buying a new bra right now until I need a nursing bra. This happened with my DD too. When my milk came in it was crazy... I am 32 weeks now and I feel like they are starting to fill out a bit more now. They are getting heavier now as the colostrum is coming in. But all in all I haven't had a very big growth spurt and I have been gaining weight! 

post #3 of 11
Mine are huge regardless (38k). It's the cruel joke of te universe that I weigh. 30 lbs less than I did 2 years ago and my cup size is two larger.

Mine got bigger quickly and have leveled out, though I noticed that the sides are starting to swell (this happened with my first)
post #4 of 11

With my first pregnancy mine grew enormous (for me anyway).  Since then they have been smaller each and every time.  After I weaned my last baby I was down to barely a B and now I am sitting at barely a C lol.  I don't expect them to get very large even when my milk comes in- I am ok with that I guess.  Each time can be different though- so don't worry too much!  

post #5 of 11
Mine have gone from B to D every time. They get a bit bigger when my milk first comes in and then they settle back to a C around a year and then are back to a B when babe is around 2. I hope they get smaller fast! I hate having big boobs.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Sparatikness View Post
 

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? :drool

Hi Sparatikness, 

 

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... :)

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
  • pomegranate79 Yes I was a bit concerned about milk production but maybe mine just don't get very large. I have seen other changes though so I'll keep an eye out after birth. Thanks!
post #8 of 11

How big were they to start with? I hover between a C and D normally, and both with DD and this pregnancy they have maybe tipped into a D, but not gotten, like, noticeably huger (my husband claims otherwise, but I think he's wrong). I'm still wearing my normal bras, though they are a little tighter. Milk production was never an issue with me--actually it was the opposite! I'm not a medical professional, but my gut says there's probably not that strong a correlation, if any, between breast size and production.

post #9 of 11

My boobs went from an A to a B/C the first time.  This time they went from a saggy A to a less-saggy A.  My chest on the other hand, went from a 32 to a 38 the first time and a 34 to a 38 or 40 this time.  Try finding a 40A bra in the store.  I challenge you!

 

Anyway, I had zero trouble nursing the first time.  Hoping for the same this time.

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

It seems to be all over the map and individualized so I'm not going to worry. Seems they start at normal, get bigger with the milk then go back down after breastfeeding. I just want things to work! :-)

post #11 of 11

If it makes you feel better you aren't the only one who's still in the same bra :) mine is a tiny bit more fuller but not by much, my first baby my boobs actually got ginormous (no kidding nearly A to D!) and my milk actually did not come in until 3 days after the baby was born but he nursed like a champ regardless. I hope this helped a little bit if the time comes and the mini does come out and your milk does not come In I seriously recommend bring your OWN pump to the hospital (if you start to lactate before birth you are in the green) that way you are able to help your milk come in for your baby faster :)

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