Latest study finds that breastfeeding isn't responsible for the loss of breast shape experienced by new Mums.
A brand new study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has found that, contrary to popular belief, breastfeeding doesn't actually cause sagging in the bust area. This is a common misconception that puts many women off choosing this feeding option despite its well publicised health benefits so this study should help to settle many a worried mother-to-be's mind.
93 women were examined as part of the study, all of whom had given birth to at least one child and 58% of which had breastfed for an average of 9 months. Despite this, no relationship was found between any aspect of breastfeeding and loss of breast shape. Instead age, a history of smoking, BMI and a larger pre-pregnancy bust were all found to play a determining role. The number of pregnancies experienced was also linked to increased breast sagging.
This research is actually the first to investigate whether breastfeeding is responsible for the changes in breast shape associated with pregnancy and manages to dismiss this old wives tale in one fell swoop. So, when your baby arrives you can breastfeed without this worry if it's the right option for you.
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