A huge congrats to Jessica Simpson, who’s a new mama to baby girl Maxwell Drew (I love that name!). She tweeted a photo of her post-baby cleavage the other day and all I can say is, wow!
The picture really got me thinking about the highs and lows, literally, of post-pregnancy boobs and how much my body changed during this time.
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Saggy breasts after breastfeeding?
There’s that moment when you come home from the hospital and you realize that your chest has grown enormously, and for me, this was AWESOME! I’ve always been on the flat-chested side, so finally getting that visit from the boob fairy was a treat for both me and my husband. To give you a better idea, I went from being a size 34A to a size 34C. It was unbelievably nice, and now looking back, I regret not taking more pictures that showed off my cleavage during that time. After this short period of time comes a moment when you stop nursing (which is hard to do anyway) and it looks like your boobs just completely deflate like old balloons. It literally looked like someone came in with an ax and cut my cleavage away, which was so disappointing. With my busty days behind me, I went into the bra store just to be told by a saleswoman that I couldn’t be helped because of my lack of volume. She even went as far as telling me that a push-up wouldn’t work for me. Ouch!
I learned to accept the fact that my boobs went away once I got rid of the breast pump, and over time, my chest began to fill out a little bit again. They aren’t quite what they were before, but at least there’s something there to hold onto. So Jessica, this is what you have to look forward to further down the road unless you get a post-baby breast lift!
If you’re built like me and you’re looking for a little bit of support, I found these really great gel inserts from Victoria’s Secret. They look natural, there’s no outlines, and they feel cool, even during the summer! If you want to get yourself some of these gel inserts, you can buy them here. They’re cheaper than implants, that’s for sure!
For more on the ups and downs of my post-baby breasts, watch my video!
Mamas, what happened to your breast size after breastfeeding? Do you have any tips for me on how to gain some extra support? Share your stories and advice, and let me know what you think of the gel inserts!