The woman’s breasts obviously are one of her attractions, but it is difficult to have these beauties upright throughout life as definitely they must head southwards as a woman advances in age. Most times, women point fingers at breastfeeding as a factor for the above, but sincerely the answer is no.
Breastfeeding is one of the most wonderful things a mother can do for her child. Being able to nourish your newborn and experience that special bond is amazing. Although breastfeeding is beneficial to your baby, nursing can wreak havoc on the breasts. Increasing in size during pregnancy and then being engorged with milk for months can take its toll on your breasts in the form of volume loss and droop .
Most women who breastfeed notice that their breasts sag and are not thrilled with this change. Fortunately, however, there are non-surgical solutions that can help prevent sagging and get those boobs looking perky again once your baby is weaned.
Breasts sag after breastfeeding for a number of reasons. Most women point their finger solely at breastfeeding itself but it all starts with pregnancy.
During pregnancy, the Cooper’s ligaments; the bands that attach the chest to the muscle and provide support, are stretched along with the skin. This is a direct result of the increase in bust size women experience during pregnancy. This size increase is the body’s way of preparing for breastfeeding and can cause breasts to droop because of the additional tension put on the ligaments. Over time, the Cooper’s ligaments lose elasticity and are no longer taut.
After the baby is born and as the mother begins nursing, the breasts take another hit because milk ducts grow and are filled with milk. As a result, additional stretching occurs. During the first few days after birth, breasts tend to get quite full and heavy due to milk production which does have an impact. After two weeks, they return to the size they were during pregnancy and stay that way until you decide to wean your baby. Having larger breasts for an extended period of time stretches the ligaments even further and causes unwanted sagging.
Besides breastfeeding, a woman’s age can also be a factor for the cause of saggy breasts. Various studies prove that in women who are in their late thirties, their body’s skin loses elasticity much faster, and this can affect their breasts as well.
In addition, women who tend to consume more alcohol, carbonated beverages and nicotine also show signs of premature ageing and weakening of their skin’s cellular structure.