I'm going through a crisis about the shrinking of my boobs since I stopped breast-feeding a couple of months ago. Prior to pregnancy I was a solid B-cup, and now I feel I have shrunk to an A (I haven't tested with a new bra but my old bras are a bit baggy). What's more, my once firm breasts are now soft and inconsequential. I know it's a first world problem but I can't help but feel sort of devastated!
I always loved my boobs and felt very confident being topless. Now I feel self-conscious when I'm getting undressed. I hate being naked even when I'm alone. My boobs just look deflated and I hate them. I hate how they look and feel. My dear husband insists that they still look fine etc. I sort of believe him but I don't care - I still hate them.
Tonight I was lying in bed and considering the actual possibility of surgery.
Have other people experienced boob shrinkage after breast feeding? I wonder if there is anything I can do. I am quite small and I wondered if putting on weight would help (I am a couple of kilos lighter than even before I was pregnant).
If you have experienced this, was there anything you could do about it? Did you get surgery? I don't like the idea of surgery or implants at all, but I also hate the idea of never feeling comfortable being naked again...
-If it makes any difference, I've had one baby who is now 11 months, I stopped breast feeding at 8.5 months. I don't plan on having more children (we only ever wanted one).
(also, I read this question
, but I wanted to hear from women specific to my situation. Though maybe going on the pill would help?)