The post-pregnancy breasts can be a very sensitive thing, especially just after pregnancy or after weaning if you breastfeed. The previously full breasts are suddenly very empty and saggy, often small and maybe full of stretch marks. Still, research indicates that it is pregnancy rather than breastfeeding that causes all the changes in your breasts.
What to do? Love the situation and be grateful for your baby...? Easier said than done!
Well, one important thing to do is to have some patience. Right after weaning from breastfeeding ((or giving birth if formula feeding), the breasts are as saggy as they will ever be (well, within 20 years or so). But just like the extra skin on your belly will slowly disappear, your breasts are also likely to get a bit of their pre-pregnancy appearance back. The extra skin slowly diminishes and in many cases fatty tissues will to some extent start filling out your breasts again.
However, to what extent your post-pregnancy breasts will go back to their pre-pregnancy look, is related to genetics, skin elasticity and amount of weight gain. Smoking and lots of sun exposure have also been shown to be harmful to skin elasticity.
Remember that it can take up to six months after weaning or giving birth before your breasts have returned to some sort of pre-pregnancy look.
So patience is one thing. The other is to fix what is possible.
Many women get stretch marks on their breasts during pregnancy, since the breasts grow so much bigger. Have you tried using a good stretch mark cream? A good one that has received a lot of attention for its positive results is TriLASTIN-SR. It doesn't create miracles, of course, but many women notice real improvements by using it.
Doing pushups may not improve the appearance the actual breasts, but by strengthening the muscles behind the breasts, it can give your bust a slight lift. (And will be great for your back and shoulders too, of course).
Our best option is to fix what we can and want try to accept the rest. Walking around feeling miserable over something that just can't be changed is so self destructive!
Give it 6 months, do some exercising and try a stretch mark cream and hopefully, your breasts have improved enough for you to be able to accept them! If not, you can also consider if some kind of breast augmentation is the right choice for you.
Now, how did your breasts change after pregnancy and how do you feel about it? Share your thoughts below!