I have been told this by several people,and am wanting to get some honest answers about it.I have been told that after breastfeeding your breasts shrivel up,shrink & "deflate".
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3/14/07 at 12:50am
IMHO, anything that puts stress on your breast will gradually "deflate" them. That includes pregnancy, breastfeeding, and large weight fluctation of any kind. It isn't the breastfeeding per se, but the fact that they usually grow significantly when your milk comes in and whenever you get engorged, and then shrink when they're empty again.
So I'd say, yeah, breastfeeding can make your breasts saggier, but it's not the only thing that does it. Pregnancy makes a significant difference even if you don't breastfeed.
I have to echo the previous posters and say that my relationship with my breasts is so much better now. I used to feel awkward and self-conscious about them, and worry about what other people thought about them. They are less perky now (and I'm in my 40s, so I would expect that even without kids), but I am happy with them and proud of them for working so hard and being so bountiful!