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Sagging Breasts

I am worried about losing my figure after childbirth

The mother's breasts usually do increase in size by as much as 2-5 inches during pregnancy and remain enlarged for a few months after delivery until the mother continues to nurse her baby. In addition to breasts, the uterus also expands in size during pregnancy.  Soon after delivery, however, it begins to contract to get back to its original size.  The stronger the abdominal muscles, the faster the uterus shrinks.  Any abdominal muscle toning exercises done during pregnancy and prior to getting pregnant will greatly improve the elasticity of the muscles and help in the uterus contracting back to its pre-pregnancy size.  In addition, contrary to popular belief, you are more likely to regain your figure if you breast-feed your baby.

Will my breasts sag with pregnancy or breastfeeding

Since there are no muscles in the breast, only ligaments, your breasts will sag from the increased weight unless well supported by a good-fitting bra.  These ligaments, once stretched, never return to their original size.  Therefore, a bra with good all-round support should be worn at all times, preferably even while sleeping at night.  The good news is that your breasts will eventually shrink back almost to the pre-pregnancy size.

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