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Old Sep 30th, 2010, 18:08 PM   1
mandapanda93
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Moms with small breasts


I was wondering if having small breasts makes it hard to breastfeed or even impossible?
I am a small b cup.
Can sometimes but rarely fit into an A.
I'm def on the small side.
Any moms have experience with this?



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Old Sep 30th, 2010, 18:09 PM   2
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actually, lol, I have the opposite problem... but from what I read size is no indication of ability to breastfeed!

Being large-chested is NO guarantee of good milk supply and vice versa!
There are actually some challenges that come with the larger breasts that you'll be lucky enough to avoid.

Also my mom went up a cup size with each pregnancy and remained that size... so you may end up with larger breasts even after you're done breast-feeding



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2010, 18:10 PM   3
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I think the growth of your breasts as they prepare to make milk will be more noticable and dramatic though...
and watch out for stretchmarks.. they can happen on your boobs too, not just your belly.



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2010, 18:10 PM   4
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My mom was an A cup and she BF without any difficulties. The amount of fat in your breasts doesn't impact milk production. Your body makes milk on demand from your blood supply and the milk ducts. You have just as many milk ducts as someone my size and you'll be able to make milk don't worry! I think most people are afraid they won't be able to make enough milk for baby, but the main way to ensure a good milk supply is to drink water every time you BF, and BF often in the early weeks. I BF every 1-2 hrs the first few weeks. After that it spaces out and you go longer between feeds



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2010, 18:11 PM   5
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From talking to other people, it's often the opposite! Mum's with small brests tend to have the easiest time producing milk and breastfeeding. Whereas those with really big breasts find it harder to position the baby etc.



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2010, 18:19 PM   6
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Yea I am quite scared for stretch marks bc my breasts have already tightened in the skin.
That is very odd that size has nothing todo with it.
I have always been very worried I wouldn't produce enough milk because of not having as much breast tissue as women with larger breasts.
My momma went from a D cup to a DD cup and stayed there through all the rest of her pregnancies.
My sister had a C cup and actually went Down to a B cup after her first!
I have a different dad though and ended up not as well endowed.
His mom had a hard time breastfeeding cus of size, that's why I'm so worried!



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Old Sep 30th, 2010, 18:21 PM   7
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Stretchmarks suck. I didn't get any on my stomach at all, but got loads on my breasts!!!!


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Yea I am quite scared for stretch marks bc my breasts have already tightened in the skin.
That is very odd that size has nothing todo with it.
I have always been very worried I wouldn't produce enough milk because of not having as much breast tissue as women with larger breasts.
My momma went from a D cup to a DD cup and stayed there through all the rest of her pregnancies.
My sister had a C cup and actually went Down to a B cup after her first!
I have a different dad though and ended up not as well endowed.
His mom had a hard time breastfeeding cus of size, that's why I'm so worried!



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2010, 18:23 PM   8
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It has a lot more to do with how you start out than size of breasts....
some things like clogged ducts aren't really something you can avoid.

Start reading up about it all now!

My friend who just had her baby a month ago didn't get a good start on breastfeeding (the consultant at the hospital was horrible and nobody noticed her baby wasn't eating for 2 days - right when they were about to send her home!) ... she now has milk supply issues and is pumping and supplementing with formula but can't seem to increase her supply enough.
She didn't read up on breastfeeding since she thought it all just came naturally (didn't read up on natural birth and went the whole thing without drugs so )
She just told me yesterday that if I want to breastfeed to educate myself as much as I can!! Lol

So.... read up on it a lot, get some books, talk to some women and get yourself a support team in place to help you. That has a lot more to do with success or failure than size of your breasts!



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2010, 18:24 PM   9
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Lol
I'm sorry. It's so worth it to have a little darlin though huh?
That's odd that it happened in your breasts and not belly which grows so much more than boobs!



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Old Sep 30th, 2010, 18:25 PM   10
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its all about the tissue you have... your belly may be more set up to stretch, lol..
I have them on my boobs because they grew so fast in puberty...
only on the sides near my armpits though and 1 or two underneath... they're only noticable now at certain angles or if I make the skin all loose.



 
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