There is a perception in the community if the baby is only one breast feeding alone will make the shape becomes asymmetrical or large side. Is it true that breast asymmetry could be due to breastfeeding?
During this myth can be loosened due to breast feeding is not proven true, because it will change or sagging breasts in accordance with the time and lactation did not give any effect.
Breast tissue is continuously getting the hormones estrogen and progesterone levels are different. These hormones will change during menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. But the size and shape will change significantly during pregnancy and lactation.
Breast size is determined by how much fatty tissue held in the breast. While breast-feeding (lactation) to create a more dense tissue in the breast, after feeding the fat tissue and breast tissue will shift.
Factors that could alter the appearance of the breast is:
- BMI (body mass index), which determines the size of body fat percentage
- The number of pregnancies that have been undertaken
- Breast size before pregnancy
- History never smoked or not
Saturday (18/12/2010) generally large breasts caused by swelling because the baby would only nurse on one breast only.
Breast feeding is not used to be swollen because of crowded blood vessels in the breast. Large breasts usually known by the name of the asymmetric.
To avoid the next big breast mother should continue to provide breast milk from both breasts. If the baby does not want to suckle one breast, try to change his position but the baby’s mother remains in the same position, or pump breast milk and give it through the glass or cup.
If the breast is swollen which made larger, the mother should still be suckle her to the baby to reduce the amount of milk in it. Because if not will make it increasingly swollen. Meanwhile, to reduce pembengkakkannya can be a way to massage the breast with baby oil.
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