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    Default Is this normal?

    I'm 29 weeks pregnant today and it has been bothering me a wee bit that my breasts really haven't grown that much at all. My gf is 8 weeks pregnant and she has already gone up a full bra and cup size. Is this unusual not to 'grow' or is it normal and I should stop worrying? Does it have any bearing on my ability to breast feed? Thanks.


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    Hi Rachel,

    From what i have read and heard, breast size has no bearing at all on your ability to breast feed (unless you are seriously malnroushed/anorexic).

    I am 33 weeks and my breast size has not changed at all either, the only thing I have noticed is that my nipples and aerola are larger and a bit darker.

    If you are worried about breastfeeding, a good thing to do to boost your confidence if to give your breasts a good massage with some almond oil or somthing like that, and practice expressing a little colostrum out of them. If you use lots of massage oil and massage the glands behind the nipple, you will most likely get some. For me I find it reassurring to know that there is some there already

    Don't worry about the size though, as soon as your milk comes in on the 3 or 4th day after birth, they will probably be huge and you will miss your former size!

    All the best - Renaee.

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    Some women will get the big boobs straight up and others don't - either way it will not affect your ability to BF when the time comes. And like Renaee said, you could get huge ones when your milk comes in.

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    Hi Rachel, nothing to worry about. Mine haven't gone up a size either, though I have noticed some pigment/colouring changes. I know that size doesn't effect production because mine are starting to get a bit leaky already and they are not big.

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    LOL love the size they are now Rachel, cos they fully explode in size once bub is born!!!

    Mine did and i was shocked they could actually get that big, big to start with and once Chelsea was born 2-3 days later i swear they doubled in size!!

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    Hi Rachel
    Your breast size has no effect on milk production or your ability to feed

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    Thanks everyone, I knew I was probably worrying about nothing but there is a lot of new territory to cover and if you don't ask you don't know, right! I'll cherish them now before they take off!! lol. Ta and merry christmas everyone.

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