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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 14:53 PM   1
try2breathe
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What do your boobs look like?


Mine are hideous. They are covered in huge stretch marks, and they itch. My boobs were tiny to begin with, so the fact that they've blown up has probably made it worse. My areolas are freakishly enormous. I have stabbing pain from time to time in each boob, but it's not bad. Also, one of my nipples was cracked and bleeding this morning. All in all: so gross! I'm exclusively expressing so maybe the pump is more abusive than the baby would be!



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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 14:57 PM   2
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my boobs look like two dryed out tea bags but remember, there feeding your baby it doesnt matter what they look like just thing of the good they are doing, and yes, it might well be that the pump is doing more damage then baby would be, is there any reason your expressing rarther than feeding straight from the breast?



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 15:00 PM   3
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She refused to latch despite my efforts and the help of multiple lactation consultants. We tried lots of options, but expressing is working pretty well and thankfully I have no supply problems.
I'm really not concerned about my boobs from a cosmetic standpoint but just want to know if they're normal!



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Thanks for posting!



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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 15:06 PM   5
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I only bf/ expressed for 3 months, my nipples are still healing form the abuse I received from my lo chomping on them, expressing also caused nipple trauma

They were a D cup but have gone down to A/B and Ive always had rather large areola's ... the fullness has definitely gone but I'm not fussed about it.



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 15:10 PM   6
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Oversized, covered in little cuts from her nipping me, sensetive and tbh rather ugly right now! After 20 months breastfeeding Imagine they'll look like deflated ballons when i stop! xxxxx



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 15:14 PM   7
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im breastfeeding my 4th baby...
before feeding i was a 32a so tiny too (i hated them but looking back at least they were firm and pert!! lmao) at the minute (bcos im currently feeding) they are big and covered in veins and stretchmarks and huge nipples with bumps all over the areolas - so from what you describe you are similar and normal!! lol.
i know from my last children - that about 6months after ive finished feeding they will be flat/deflated, saggy and still covered in stretchmarks - pancake boobies and eventually go back to a 32a, but never like they were before on the plus side the areolas do go smaller and not bumpy lol and also lighten back up!
sorry i wish i could tell you different!!
ive told my dp i will definatly need a boobjob and deserve one after feeding 4!!!
xx



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 15:19 PM   8
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She refused to latch despite my efforts and the help of multiple lactation consultants. We tried lots of options, but expressing is working pretty well and thankfully I have no supply problems.
I'm really not concerned about my boobs from a cosmetic standpoint but just want to know if they're normal!
i was just wondering if there was a reason for it thats all :-) well done you for expressing though some mums just give up! they sound pretty normal to me, as someone else said, when there empty they will look like de-flated balloons, bit like mine lol, im waiting for them too fill back up again!



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 15:20 PM   9
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From what I can tell, my boobs look the exact same to me except for the fact that they are bigger. I didn't get stretchmarks during my pregnancy on my boobs or my tummy etc...I just went from a C to a DD in size. My nipples are a wee bit darker than they were previously, but overall I haven't noticed any huge difference.



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 15:21 PM   10
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im breastfeeding my 4th baby...
before feeding i was a 32a so tiny too (i hated them but looking back at least they were firm and pert!! lmao) at the minute (bcos im currently feeding) they are big and covered in veins and stretchmarks and huge nipples with bumps all over the areolas - so from what you describe you are similar and normal!! lol.
i know from my last children - that about 6months after ive finished feeding they will be flat/deflated, saggy and still covered in stretchmarks - pancake boobies and eventually go back to a 32a, but never like they were before on the plus side the areolas do go smaller and not bumpy lol and also lighten back up!
sorry i wish i could tell you different!!
ive told my dp i will definatly need a boobjob and deserve one after feeding 4!!!
xx
We are really selling breastfeeding, aren't we Ha! Deffo worth the lumps n bumps n sagginess though lol ,I dont feel so bad now! xxx



 
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