6 incredible secrets to prevent your breasts from falling out after breastfeeding
Any woman who is breastfeeding or has recently weaned her baby wants to know if her breasts will always be the same after breastfeeding. You may think that breastfeeding your baby will make your breasts flaccid and loose. However, the truth is that your breasts begin to sag from the moment you are pregnant (because they become bigger and heavier) and continue throughout the pregnancy. The bad news is that, for many of you, your breasts will never be the same after breastfeeding. It is important to keep in mind that all women’s breasts change and become less tonic with age, regardless of whether they breastfed or not. The good news is that there are many things you can do to minimize this, and here are the secrets we share with you now.
1) Avoid certain positions while breastfeeding
When you are breastfeeding, especially when the baby is very small, use a pillow to raise your baby high enough to reach your breast. Avoid leaning and fishing your breast down into your baby’s mouth. This will help prevent your skin from stretching even more.
2) Wear a bra that holds your breasts well and around
The skin of your breasts needs support. Have a good breastfeeding or sports bra to keep your chest in place. Opt for wider straps and look for support with a band around the bottom of your breasts. If the bra fits you well, your chest will have good support and this will prevent your breasts from sagging further.
- Do not take too much weight: monitor how much weight you are taking during pregnancy. Ideally, you should take between 11 and 15 kg.
- Avoid rapid weight loss: Breastfeeding can help women lose pregnancy weight. But be sure to go slowly so that your skin has time to change.
4) Exercise and diet
- Exercise regularly: Start slowly by walking each day or doing yoga to strengthen your muscles especially the chest.
- Eat less animal fat: Reduce your animal fat consumption and consume more grains, legumes and green vegetables. During breastfeeding, consume more salads, olive oil and fresh fruit. Eat foods rich in vitamin B (eggs, fish) and E (nuts, seeds and green leaves). These vitamins will help maintain the elasticity and tone of the skin.
5) Skin Care
- Hot and cold showers: when bathing, go between hot and cold water. This will improve blood circulation and tone. Be sure to finish your shower with cold water. In this way, the skin of your chest will remain firm.
- Keep your skin hydrated: Use essential oils such as coconut oil and olive oil, especially on areas prone to stretching. Do this 2 to 3 times a day for the best results. Do not forget to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. This ensures that your skin is elastic.
6) Wean gradually
It is advisable to breastfeed your baby exclusively for 6 months. When you are ready to start weaning, allow time to do so gradually. The more you go gradually, the more you will help the adipose tissue to redeposit on the inside of the breasts.
Overall, do not be afraid to breastfeed. This does not affect the size and shape of your breasts. Breastfeeding is a great way to recover your body as you burn more calories.
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