boobs after pregnancy: how to keep a beautiful breast after baby?
Were you proud of your chest during your pregnancy? Do you know how to keep a beautiful breast after the birth of a baby?
The chest is a part of the body that is particularly sensitive to hormonal fluctuations. She undergoes essential changes during the nine months of pregnancy when she prepares for her leading role, breastfeeding.
As the breasts do not contain muscles, they are also susceptible to the effect of gravity. Whether the young mother is breastfeeding or not, the breasts lose their tone after delivery and will not regain their shape until the resumption of the hormonal cycle (naturally or pill). Contrary to popular belief, it is not breastfeeding that “spoils” the breasts but the entire process of motherhood that “transforms the body into another body.”
Inevitably, the skin relaxes and, in some cases, stretch marks appear. The darker pigmentation of the nipple may persist after the postnatal period. But if women lose something by becoming mothers, they gain a specific fulfillment in their physical experience.
Minimize the aftereffects
However, some measures are essential to minimize the unsightly consequences of maternity on the chest:
- Wear a bra night and day after delivery, whether you are breastfeeding or not. Continue to wear a good nursing bra while you are breastfeeding.
- At all costs, avoid sudden changes in volume caused by too fast weight gain, too much dieting, clogging, and some hormonal treatments. Thus, a brutal weaning in full milky rise (in the week following the delivery) is the worst thing to do for the aesthetics of the breasts.
- Breastfeed 5 to 6 months then weaning gently is the best way to find a beautiful curve (about a year after delivery). Be careful, in the weeks or months after stopping breastfeeding; some women may feel small cysts in their breasts. These are “galactoceles,” appeared on the milk ducts whose milk is not completely evacuated. Do not squeeze or touch them; they will disappear spontaneously after a few months.
- Practice exercises to tone the pectoral muscles.
- Moisturize the skin of the chest (but be careful not to put cream on the nipples if you are breastfeeding).
A slow recovery
Above all, remember that it takes about a year for the body to recover from childbirth. After all, for millennia, the prehistoric woman had fat reserves for two years of breastfeeding.
Unfortunately, in some women, the process of returning to normal is excessive and the mammary gland atrophies (with or without breastfeeding). Thanks to the cosmetic surgery, it is possible to have the chest reshaped, but it is advisable to wait until you have had all your children. It is also essential to mature with your spouse the decision to undertake breast cosmetic surgery. Most men find their women to their liking and are not excited about the idea of a breast prosthesis.
Where did my breasts go?
Gloves, slab, beaver tail, or basketballs and hot air balloons: so many humorous nicknames for our post-pregnancy breasts. Sometimes do you feel like your front bust ran out?
A, B, C, D … or DD
Some have bigger breasts, others smaller: but almost all agree that boobs are more drooping, softer, after pregnancy. The chest is a part of the body particularly sensitive to hormonal fluctuations: it undergoes significant changes during the nine months of pregnancy while preparing for breastfeeding.
Apparently, these changes are not the same for all women. You have already noticed it with premenstrual symptoms, for example, women do not all react in the same way to hormonal changes. Some see their breasts swell at the beginning of pregnancy, and go from a hat A to a DD! For others, this bulge will be more discreet, and will not occur until the milky rise. And for that, there is nothing to do: change is impossible to predict and, even from one pregnancy to another, your breasts may react differently.
” Since I stopped breastfeeding … “, we often hear, ” my breasts are empty. It is normal to have this impression. That being said, it is not breastfeeding itself that transforms the breast, but rather the whole maternity process, which changes the appearance of the body.
Breasts do not contain muscles: they are susceptible to the effect of gravity. Whether the woman is breastfeeding or not, the tissues of her chest will be subject to significant tugging: inevitably, the skin will tend to relax.
After weaning, the fat stores are exhausted: the skin is stretched, and suddenly your “front” chest is sorely missed. You have the impression that your breasts have “let you down.” Given this fact, many women feel sad, desperate, complexed. They are poorly in their skin and, not knowing what else to do, they decide to mourn their chest. If there is no miracle recipe, however, there are some tips that could help you regain some tone.
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Do you already have a big chest and do not want to have more? Or do you hope to keep these generous breasts after breastfeeding? Unfortunately, you do not decide. It takes about a year after delivery to the woman’s body to recover: which is also true for breasts that will not regain their shape until the resumption of the hormonal cycle. You have to let go, that is, but that does not necessarily mean giving up the game!
Indeed, there are some tips to restore tone to your chest. Even if the breast does not have muscle, the more the skin is irrigated, and the more the pectoral muscles are stimulated, the more the breast will be proud and beautiful.
- Wear a bra night and day after delivery. This is indeed an excellent precaution, even if you are not breastfeeding. Choose a good bra, which will support your breasts, often substantial, without compressing them. Equip yourself with good breastfeeding bras. Too big, the bra will not bring enough support; too small, it will hurt connective tissues, delicate.
- Even if it is not always easy to do, try to avoid the extreme variations in volume, caused by too fast weight gain or a diet too severe. Gradually wean off: Sudden weaning in a milky climb is by far the worst for your chest.
- A few months after breastfeeding, you may feel the presence of small cysts in your breasts. These are “galactoceles”: a retention of milk that forms in a channel of the mammary gland. Do not squeeze them or touch them: after a few months, the galactoceles will disappear on their own.
- Do exercises every day to tone your pectoral muscles, like pumps. Or, stick your hands to each other in the chest. With the elbows raised, apply continuous pressure of the palms while exhaling, during one minute.
- Cold water tightens the tissues and tones the skin. Each day, take a minute in the shower to pass each of your breasts in warm water, then cold water, making circular movements. You can also apply ice packs to your chest.
- Moisturize your skin religiously. No miracle cream will get your chest to grow or shrink, but gentle massage and daily irrigation can help you get firmer.
- Feeding also would have to do with loosening the tissues, so we cut the salt, which tends to hold water. Opt instead for a diet rich in vitamin C.
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