MOMS UNCENSORED: My Post-Baby Boobs!
Are your boobs ruined forever after bubs?
With Mother's day just around the corner, we delve into one of those lesser-talked about 'joys' of motherhood! We asked, Sydney-based photographer, fitness trainer and Mom - Claudine Newton, for her uncensored comments about how her bust changed after breastfeeding. SO! What has changed...
WHAT SIZE WERE YOU PRE-BABY?
WHAT KINDS OF BRAS WERE YOU WEARING?
Just a plain padded t-shirt bra, and a sports bra with a crop top over the top when I trained.
HOW DID THAT CHANGE AFTER BREASTFEEDING?
I definitely felt my breasts go up and down like a yo-yo while I was feeding baby. The ‘fullness’ on the top part of my breast tissue decreased post breast-feeding, so I guess that ‘lift’ and ‘round’ look I once had disappeared unfortunately.
DID YOU START WEARING A DIFFERENT SIZE?
I now sit between a 10C and 10D, so they have shrunk!
WERE YOU ABLE TO WEAR THE SAME STYLES OF BRAS? WHAT REPLACED THE OLD?
I can wear the same styles, however my breasts definitely don’t look the same in the bra anymore. I need a little more support to keep them up high!
HOW DID YOU FEEL AFTER YOUR BODY WENT THROUGH THESE CHANGES?
I took it in my stride, it’s expected once you have had a baby and breast-fed that things are going to be different.
You have to work hard to get your ‘body’ back (if that’s what you want to do and can do). With the depletion of your milk supply plus weight loss your boobies can look a bit ‘sad’ by the end of it all, but your little bundle is so worth it.
I think it’s also a time that women don’t feel particularly ‘sexy’ (at least I didn’t).
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR NOW IN A BRA?
Definitely that upper breast support and something that gives me a nice full look again.
IS IT HARD TO FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?
It is! Generally I don’t think I know anything about where to begin when finding the right bra for me.
I think women really do need a fitter to help them and make the suggestions otherwise we just keep going for the same styles and don’t explore other options that could be better.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS OR ADVICE FOR WOMEN WHO MIGHT BE GOING THROUGH THESE CHANGES OR ABOUT TO?
It takes time for everything to adjust so be patient.
I’d definitely recommend getting a wonderful fitter to help find some new pieces for your wardrobe and help you feel amazing.
BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR PALINDROME MAMAS! WE LOVE YOU!