Post # 1
Im almost 33 weeks pregnant and I have every intention on breastfeeding, im actually really excited about it too. But im getting a little nervous. I havent really had any kind of breast development since being pregnant…this is making me worried that I wont be able to procduce any milk.
Are there any other bees who didnt see any developement but are not having any problems with Breastfeeding?
Post # 3
Me! My breasts didn’t budge at all while I was pregnant.
Then after I had my daughter they were HUGE! I was so engorged!
Post # 4
don’t worry, size has nothing to do with ability to breastfeed or supply! i’m pretty small chested and i didn’t get all that much bigger during my pregnancy but had no problems breastfeeding. also, your milk supply doesn’t come in until a few days after you give birth. (i didn’t get all that big during pregnancy, but 4 or 5 days after having the baby, I grew about 2 cup sizes overnight when my milk came in!)
Post # 5
Don’t be nervous. It will be challenging but if you stick to it one day you’ll realize it’s suddenly easy. Look into your hospital or area support groups and make sure there’s a lacatation group or services that are offered. I would have quit the first week if it weren’t for the angelic lactation nurses.
And as a PP said, size has nothing to do with how much milk you’ll produce. Alot of people get the colustrum leaking out of their nipples in the last few weeks of pregnancy, and I did not at all…but it didn’t make a difference to my supply.
Join What to Expect’s forums for your month and you’ll find lots of advice.
Post # 6
My breasts didn’t change size at all during pregnancy, nor did they leak or anything prior to delivery and I have been successful with exclusively breastfeeding. As PP said, don’t worry about it.
Post # 7
Thanks Ladies!! All of your advice is soo appreciated !!!! Its really important to me to breastfeed and I was starting to get nervous that i would be one of those women who’s breast just never developed.
Post # 8
I took a breastfeeding class, and the teacher said not to worry. After delivery your body sends out a hormone to start everything working.
I think you’re lucky! (TMI) For months I’ve been waking up to gross crusty stuff on my nipples…. not very fun!
Post # 9
Some women breasts’ don’t grow much and I think it also has to do with the amount of weight you’re gaining. That’s not something you should worry about right now. Once you’ve delivered they will SWELL! That’s usually why we mom’s end up with stretch marks on our chest. Breastfeeding or not once you give birth they grow!
Post # 10
I didn’t have much growth, but I’ve been sucessfully exclusively breastfeeding for 7 weeks now. So, don’t be too worried! 🙂
Post # 11
Don’t worry! Just because they haven’t grown during your pregnancy doesn’t mean you will not be producing milk!
I read a couple of books
Breastfeeding Made Simple Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
Mama Knows Breast a Beginners Guide to Breastfeeding
that I thought were nice to read for some more insight on what would be experienced with breastfeeding starting immediately after birth. I have a baby girl who is almost 6 weeks old and we’ve had a struggle with breastfeeding but have stuck with it and are doing great now (she is soley bf) so if you have any questions you can PM me 🙂