How Does Breast Growth Affect Pregnancy?

How Does Breast Growth Affect Pregnancy?
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Ms. Maryam Reinsch and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor


What happens if breasts don't grow much during pregnancy? Could this affect milk production? Also, they feel saggy and small. Any insights?

Answered by Ms. Maryam Reinsch


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Misinterpretation of Changes:

 1. Breasts don't grow due to pregnancy itself but because of fat reserves accumulating.

 2. Breast size isn't directly linked to milk production; it's about gland function after delivery.


 1. Breast size change during pregnancy is often due to fat accumulation, not pregnancy itself.

 2. Post-delivery, colostrum and milk production start, unaffected by breast size.


 1. Seek guidance from a certified midwife or lactation consultant during pregnancy.

 2. Proper breastfeeding techniques can be learned beforehand for successful lactation.

 3. Embrace your breasts as perfect for their role in nurturing your baby, regardless of size.




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About Ms. Maryam Reinsch

Ms. Maryam Reinsch

Obstetrician and Gynecologist

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