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Question: breasts issues after pregnancy


 kds - Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:04 am

I am 25 years old and was a 36B when I got pregnant. By the time I had my baby I was a 32C. I breast fed for about 4 weeks and then pumped a couple of times a day for about 2weeks. My baby is now 21 months old. My breasts are small, flabby, and feel like they are full of water. Sometimes when I take a hot shower yellowish liquid will seep out (not alot). I thought after I had my baby my breasts would at least firm back up! Is there anything I can do to get my breasts back, Im too young to have saggy breasts!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:06 pm

User avatar Hello,
Pregnancy does result in some breast tissue changes; however breastfeeding does not so a woman should never avoid giving her baby the best nutrition because of this concern. Sometimes you have to realize that childbearing does take some toll on your body and each woman is different this way. Your breasts will not likely be exactly as they were before you conceived and bore a child but the trade-off is well worth it!

Stretching of tissues, water retention and other changes will occur throughout your life. Do your best to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and take care of your health. Cosmetic changes are possible but I would recommend avoiding surgery until you have completed your childbearing and weaned your last child.

Best wishes.

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