(Closed) How much did your breasts grow?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How much did your breast grow when your milk came in?
    Stayed the same : (3 votes)
    19 %
    1 cup size : (8 votes)
    50 %
    2 cup sizes : (2 votes)
    13 %
    3 cup sizes : (3 votes)
    19 %
    More than 3 cup sizes : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2814 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My breasts didn’t grow a whole lot during my pregnancy (I was a 32B before I got pregnant)

    I remember looking at myself in the mirror the day after giving birth and yelling to my husband, “goodness! My boobs are huge!”

    I went to about a 32C over night lol.

    Unfortunately after I stopped breastfeeding …they shrunk to like  AA…blargh.

    As for bras, I bought 2 bras in a C cup ahead of time and luckily they worked out. I went and bought a couple more afterwards.

    Post # 4
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Its usually recommended to wait until as late as you can to order them. Some people grow a lot when their milk comes in, some dont. Like many things “it depends” I am 22 weeks and I have grown 3 sizes.

    Post # 5
    7844 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I actually used sports bras that hooked in front for nursing my daughter.

    Post # 6
    1760 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My son is 3 weeks old. I’m using the Medela nursing bras. They are sized s, m, l, xl. I have 2 nighttime ones and 1 daytime. Also bought a nursing tank top. When they are all dirty & in the wash I made due with an “ah bra”. I didn’t want to commit to a sized bra, a few friends had their boobs change size multiple times. Plus I lost weight during pregnancy so my boobs never really grew, I believe that I’m up not even 1 cup size now. 

    Post # 7
    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    my first pregnancy i went from a 34B to a 38DD!!!  All 3 pregnancies I get to a 38Dear Daughter and eventually go down to a permanant 36C. I wore sports bras while nursing. Or nursing tank tops were very comfy. They got swollen and big, but not a cup size bigger when milk came in. Just rock hard when milk comes in, instead of squishy. Once you feed baby, squishy again. Rock hard when baby is ready to feed. 

    I think genetics is a big factor. Some women dont get big boobs at all. 

    Post # 8
    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I started out a 36C, then around 20-22 weeks I was at a 38D.  Now I’m 32 weeks and I fit into a 40DD!  I dont think my milk has even come in yet Embarassed

    Post # 9
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Not exactly sure of the size as I don’t wear bras.  But I am small, like double A cup small and when I get pregnant, my boobs get noticeably larger (not huge but nice).  They get a little bigger after baby while breastfeeding but then after bf-ing, they shrink back down a ton.  I am actually smaller now after kids than I was before I had them. I tend to stick to small sports bras when needed.

    Post # 10
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I work in a maternity store and see women with all different cup changes. Some grow barely a cup others go from a B to an E. Best bet is get measured towards the end & make there’s room for the days you are more engorged.  I also suggest getting a mix of sleep, regular & either sports or the stretchy secret fit type bras.  For reference I only grew about a cup with dd. 

    Post # 11
    695 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Sounds like everyone is different, but I went from a 34A to a 34D when I got new bras at 22 weeks pregnant.  I just ordered a nursing bra online, and I stuck with 34D- it fits.

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