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Prevent Saggy Breasts While Breastfeeding With The Best Natural Secrets

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE how my breasts look when I am breastfeeding. This is the longest I have ever breastfed any of my sons (seven months and counting!!) and the only time I have done it exclusively. Because I naturally have small breasts, I worry that I will begin to have saggy breasts once I stop breastfeeding my son. Do you have the same concerns?

Just in case you do, I am sharing some helpful tips that I have learned and am currently working on. Many of these I am doing simultaneously. Some of these (working out) I have had to postpone. But, I will keep updating this post as I continue to experiment and determine best practices. Ok, here we go:

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Proper Support (During Nursing & Exercise)

Many women with small or average-sized breasts have experienced the miracle that normally occurs when they begin breastfeeding their little one. (My breasts start growing in the first trimester of pregnancy.) That’s right, your breasts get BIGGER.

Due to the fact that your breast tissues are growing, the skin around your breasts begins to stretch. And although the stretching and growing cannot be controlled, you can control the way you support your body through these changes. One way that my doctor suggests is through supportive bras.

This support is especially needed when your breasts are undergoing any strain that they are not accustomed to; like those experienced when nursing or working out.

I am currently using the Momcozy Free Pumping Bra. This bra is styled like a sports bra, so it’s super comfortable and supportive! And since it doubles as a nursing and pumping bra, I never have to take it off! Though you should take it off after your workouts, I suggest buying more than one πŸ˜†.

Correct Posture

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This one is for my fifth-grade Reading teacher. She would always tell us to sit up straight in our seats.

Apparently, practicing good posture helps to prevent saggy breasts. And slouching over helps to encourage the sag…thanks gravity!!

Drink Lots of Water

There’s a reason why water is the elixir of life, it can literally give life to your breasts. And because I do not want mine looking like the Crypt Keeper any time soon, I have been drinking water on a regular basis.

Honestly, I drink water all day, every day. And it has helped me a bunch! Presently, I aim to consume a gallon a day. I imagine that is enough for this five-foot frame mama.

Generally, water is a great natural remedy for the skin. So to avoid saggy breasts, keep them hydrated. Hydration keeps your skin looking firm and fresh. That brings me to the next tip.

Use a Good Skin Moisturizer

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Hydrating your skin on the outside is just as important as keeping it hydrated on the inside, which is why you want to moisturize the skin around your breasts.

I suggest lotions and moisturizers that are safe for you and your baby. But you also want to ensure that they are effective on saggy breasts. Ideally, these products will include collagen or Vitamin E. Both help to keep the skin firm and healthy.

I am really particular about what I use on my skin. Normally, I use Coconut Oil, but Aloe Vera Gel by Beauty by Earth has piqued my interest and has also made it to my list. I will update you with how it’s going once I have tried this product a little longer.

Lose Weight Gradually

Due to stress and depressive episodes, I lost my baby weight at an exponential rate with my secondborn–way too fast!! As a result, small saggy breasts, bad combo!

I went from wearing a B cup prepregnancy to an A cup postpartum. Never again, sis. And, with the help of breastfeeding and mindful meals and snacks, I have been losing weight at a much slower and healthier rate this time around. I can see the difference.

At the moment, I am about 6 to 7 pounds shy of my pre-pregnancy weight. And I don’t mind chilling here for a while 😎.

Losing weight slowly has even made a difference for my belly skin. I am hoping that it will continue to do the same for my breasts.

Exercise

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Lastly, although there are no exercises that can make your breasts look exactly how they did prior to pregnancy, there are quite a few chest exercises that you can do to build and tone your chest muscles.

These exercises can help to improve the appearance of your chest area in general and keep saggy breasts under control. (Make sure you use a supportive bra while attempting these.) Exercises might include but are not limited to; planks, chest presses, and push-ups.

To wrap it up, these 6 tips can help prevent or assist with the appearance of saggy breasts. However, I am learning that the most important thing is always to love yourself, your body, and the changes you have endured for the life of your baby.

I hope these tips prove helpful to you. Is there something I missed? Please leave a comment and let me know. I would love to hear from you!

Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

1 Samuel 16:7, NIV

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