I just read an article in Fit Pregnancy that’s worth sharing: studies show that pregnancy, not breastfeeding is what’s behind saggy breasts. OK, no one wants to talk about it, but the fact is that things aren’t usually on the up and up, so to speak, after a woman embraces motherhood. A common misconception is that breastfeeding will cause sagginess, especially lengthy (i.e. super-healthy) breastfeeding. That’s just not the case, according to a study out of the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Apparently, prior nursing, number of babies nursed, or nursing duration didn’t show any link to droopier breasts. On the other hand, pregnancy itself showed up as the culprit! When your breasts swell with pregnancy, the skin is stretched and some consequental sagging is to be expected. While some women feel that their breasts are larger from a pregnancy, others feel that they are smaller or the same size. “But the experience of breasts becoming more droopy is pretty universal,” according to assistant professor Brian Rinker, M.D. Well, that’s life, ladies. Our kids are worth it, hands down!
Pregnancy is the Culprit! March 25, 2008