Your Breasts after Breastfeeding
by Caroline Jay
One of the worries women have about breastfeeding is that it causes breasts to lose elasticity, and have a little less ‘lift’ than they did before.
Fortunately, research has shown that this concern is completely unfounded. Various factors have been shown to affect ‘ptosis’ (or droop, as it’s more commonly known), including body mass index, pre-pregnancy bra size, age, and smoking. The number of pregnancies a woman has had is also shown to increase ptosis, but whether or not she has breastfed makes no difference at all.
Although having children may leave you less perky (probably in more ways than one), this will be nothing to do with breastfeeding. As far as your body is concerned, breastfeeding is only a good thing: not only is it great in health terms, but it also uses loads of calories!
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