Whew...my milk came in and woah! I had forgotten what it was like to have boobs!!
Lol... My DH is looking forward to that part of things. Normally I'm a small A. I've grown to a big B this time, so I anticipate being at least a C-cup by the time my milk is in.
Yay milk boobs!!
Yay for big drippy boobs! Oh joy
Oh man, I didn't know they'd get that much bigger. I'm excited!! Ha, I've never really had "breasts" before, just padded A cups with space to fill. Whoohoo! I can't wait!
The boobs are the part I dread most. Im a Dcup to begin with, so adding anymore I look like a short big breasted porn star. Lol my friend called them my porn boobs after my first, it's ridiculous how big they got.
jayden wouldn't take to the bf, but yeah my boobs are HUGE too. loving it.
Mine came in too. My nursing bras fit thank goodness, but my shirts are too low cut to go out in public in!
I have huge tata's, finally got measured yesterday for new nursing bra's and I'm a 34D...I've never been over a B cup - even while nursing my daughter. This is totally new territory for me! I'm actually enjoying the size, although I'm constantly engorged it seems.
My boobs got huge, DH was so disappointed that they hurt me all the time so he couldn't touch, haha.
I'm still waiting on my milk....but they are getting bigger. Like you, I'm usually a "nearly" A non preggo or BF'ing.....and I get all the way up to a full B when nursing-- so exciting.
Ive gone from a B to a triple D. I hope they settle down soon. OWIE!!!!!!!
My milk came in 2 days after Lily was born- I've been incredibly huge ever since! Actually it's a big problem since she has a tiny mouth and I have large breasts and nipples. They can't fit in her mouth well, so my nipples are seriously wounded. I'm praying her mouth grows or something. Ouch. I Love breastfeeding but not like this.
Remember, this is my first time bfeeding and OUCH! It hurts when they are so full and it doesn't take much for them to fill. Wes is now 6lbs, 3oz and is 2 weeks old! He's a hungry baby! This breastfeeding thing is not as hard as I thought it would be - just time-consuming. But, I refuse to give up! Does the engorgement feeling ever go away? Will i ever feel normal again?
I found this website to be helpful. I'm a DD from a full C and dealing with the engorgement by pumping; I know my supply will drop once I go back to work so am trying to use this time to build up a small stash.
This is probably a dumb question, but humor me.. Do your boobs continue to get larger as your baby grows? Like when he's older and starts to eat more.
The engorgement should only last a few days-- when your milk first comes in. Then your body will regulate itself and know how much milk baby needs (and then you'll only get really full if baby skips a feeding or something.
Your boobs won't get any bigger than they are when your milk first comes in. Mine usually start to shrink back down and by 6 months or so, I'm back to my normal A cup (even while nursing still.) I'm convinced that size has nothing to do with the success of BF'ing (says the A cup mama who has nursed 4 kids successfully for a year or more each....) But I do think it affects your "storage" capacity. I've never been able to pump more than 3-4 ounces out of each side at a time, while my bustier friends could get 6+ ounces out of one side (a dream of mine!)
But no-- they shouldn't get any "bigger". Your body just adjusts. Good luck! It gets easier-- I promise!
Im 6 days into my milk coming in and they are already regulating. Still huge, but not as lumpy and painful. Pumping during the peak times helped........even pumping just enough to get her the room for a good latch.
What do you mean pumping during the peak times? Like, when they are so full?
You can pump if you are super full, but only pump enough to relieve the engorgement so that your baby can latch on properly-- otherwise you'll continue to overproduce. I seem to always be "fullest" in the mornings, especially if my wee one takes an especially long nap.