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Learning To Love Your Post-Baby Boobs



Getting pregnant and having a child will inevitably change your breasts. Learning to love your post-baby boobs isn’t always the easiest task, especially when you remember how perky and symmetrical they might have been before baby arrived. Ah, such fond memories. However, there are so many things to love about your new set of boobs. Yes, you may wish they didn’t sag as much or they didn’t swing side to side but honestly, who cares. Those boobs have kept your baby nourished and happy! Not only have you single-handedly kept your baby nourished, but your breastmilk has also helped them overcome viruses, kept them calm and created an everlasting bond between the two of you. Say it with me, boobs are amazing! Especially post-baby boobs, they tell a story and represent such special memories that you will cherish forever. 7 Reasons why your post-baby breasts are amazing! We wanted to take this time to really show our appreciation for our girls and let them know just how amazing they really are. You help keep my babies healthy. Not only does breastmilk keep your baby happy and full, it also provides countless health benefits that can impact your child’s development for the rest of their life. Breastmilk is basically liquid gold! When your baby is nursing, their saliva sends an indication to your brain to produce more antibodies, helping your little one fight off bacteria and viruses. Isn’t that incredible? Breastfeeding is also known to lower your baby’s risk of having allergies and asthma later in life. In fact, studies have shown that if your baby is exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of their life, they will have fewer bouts of diarrhea, ear infections and respiratory illnesses. Your boobs are like multivitamins for your child, giving them everything they need and more! You were the first place I held my newborn. For most mothers, as soon as your baby is born you are encouraged to latch them onto your breast. We say most because in C section births it can be quite complicated to latch your baby lying horizontally in the operating room. But for all mothers, one of the first moments you have with your child is watching them attach to your breast. It is truly a magical moment and is the beginning of a long-lasting bond between mother and child. A bond like no other. Breastfeeding right after birth is not only beneficial for your little one but also for you and the healing process. Skin to skin helps your body release hormones helping you recover from labor and shrink your uterus back to its pre-baby size. You know what my baby needs, even before I do. When you become a mama for the first time, everything is new and honestly, sometimes terrifying. But for most women, you don’t have to worry about how or what you’ll feed your baby. Your boobs have got your back! During the 9 months of pregnancy, your areolas will start to darken and your nipples will begin to poke out more. You probably will wonder to yourself, what is going on here? Little did you know, your areolas darken because a newborn can only see contrast in their first few days of life. Your nipples extend to help your baby latch on and get in the right position for optimal milk production. You empower me more than you know. Now, we know it can take a while to learn to love all of the different curves and tucks on your post-baby body as well as your new saggier, imperfect breasts but once you realize how truly incredible your body is and the things it can and has done, then trust me, you will feel like a queen no matter how you look. Your body literally created a family. Your body is the reason why your little one is here in this world. Your body is the root of your baby’s well-being and happiness. So, we ask, how can you not love your body? If you have those moments, like we all do from time to time, just remember, your body created an entire human being. The world would be nothing without women and the superpowers their body holds. If you are needing a little confidence boost, why not try getting yourself a great, supportive bra that will have your new boobs looking amazing! Not only will this boost your self-esteem on those days where you fall a little flat, but it also helps support your back and breasts. You help protect my child from obesity. Another truly remarkable fact about your post-baby boobs is that when exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months the risk of your child ever developing obesity decreases drastically. Thank you, biology! You help my baby sleep better. It’s no secret how difficult life can be for new parents. The first year, let’s be real, the first few years of your child’s life are filled with sleepless nights. Now, this is where you have your breasts to thank! When breastfeeding during the night, your milk will actually change in order to help your baby sleep more peacefully and in longer segments. Your body produces more melatonin and tryptophan in your milk helping your baby naturally remain in a sleepy state. Breastmilk during the night will also be higher in fat, leaving your baby full and happy while they get some much-needed Z’s. Not only does this benefit your baby but it also triggers a release of natural oxytocin in your brain, helping you get a better night’s sleep, too. Last but certainly not least, you helped make me a mother. Whether you are breastfeeding or not, your post-baby body and boobs are a constant reminder of your journey to motherhood. There is nothing more special in this world than growing and meeting your baby. The bond between a baby and their mother is unlike anything else. Your saggy boobs and countless stretch marks helped create this new life you now cradle in your arms. When you look at your body and feel down, just remember what it gave you. Think of the sweet, special memories your body holds and the incredible journey it took you on. Guest post by Tracey Montford, founder of www.cakematernity.com

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