A Friend of Mine is Considering Not to Breastfeed After Giving Birth Just Because She Want Her Breasts to Be Bigger?

is this practical. wont they get smaller with time

Doctor Answers 2

Not breastfeeding after pregnancy

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The breast will stop lactating and therefore producing milk if it is not being stimulated with feeding. They will naturally then deflate. The skin will not stretch as much if they are not engorged with milk.

New York Plastic Surgeon

Considering Not to Breastfeed

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You can assure your friend that whether she nurses or not her breasts will shrink back to pre-pregnancy size or smaller, and that therefore she should discuss the other important issues regarding breast feeding with her OB or pediatrician, and scratch the current concern off the list for consideration.

Thanks and best wishes. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

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