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So You’ve breastfed your baby or several for a while and you didn’t really take care of your breasts the way you should have. As time has passed you now see that you’re experiencing the post-breastfeeding drop that so many before you have experienced.

Unfortunately, Breastfeeding can really damage the breasts.

This happens because you lose estrogen while breastfeeding for significant amounts of time. Your body mimics menopause and you can lose elasticity during this time.

Not only that, your breasts fill and deflate many times a day causing stress and stretching of the skin.

Lastly, you have a baby pulling non-stop on the delicate tissue which is an added stressor.

If you’re still breastfeeding there are several things you can do that really will help to preserve the shape you still have.  I wrote a post about this recently { you can find it here } that’s been really popular on Pinterest so be sure to read that as well if you’re still nursing.

The breast tissue itself is fatty tissue and cannot be changed once the ligaments are stretched. But hold on.. Before you go up and hit the back button, give me a second because there are still some things you can do that will help.

You can build up the foundation under the breast and it will help dramatically. There are also a few other things you can do so let’s talk about that.

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How To Improve Your Breast Shape After Breastfeeding

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First Let’s Talk About Exercises


The Pushup

The classic pushup is an easy way to build up your chest area.

It won’t actually change your breast shape but it does provide a nice lift when done regularly and correctly. Here’s a video on how to do a correct pushup to get your best results.

Chest press

The Chest Press is another great choice and when done correctly with pushups you’ll be able to see a significant difference.

I do these exercises because I have breastfed for NINE YEARS between all my babes and that had a huge impact on the way my chest looked. These exercises have helped a lot. I will say I did end up getting breast implants to lift them back into place as well.

But before I did the surgery I did chest exercise among other things on this list and it did, in fact, help!


A Firming Serum

There’s a serum by Nivea that is super concentrated with Coenzyme Q10, Natural Lotus extract, and L-Carnitine. It works very well for firming skin and many women have used it on their chests with really good results.

There are only a few creams or serums I would recommend for this because most are snake oil, but the concentrated nutrients in this product really do help.

This Serum has vital nutrients that have been shown to affect the texture and tone of the skin. You can find it here on Amazon.

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I’ve mentioned Fenugreek several times in different articles because it’s been used by women for centuries for lactation and breast enhancement.

You can take it as a supplement and it will help swell the breast and lift it slightly. It does work, I used to use it daily..

Hot and Cold showers


Hot and Cold showers on the breast are said to release skin proteins responsible for skin tone and tightening. It may also help to enhance the blood flow to the skin, increasing elasticity and the production of collagen.  French Women Practice this and they swear by it.

When you’re taking a shower you can try it. Keep on alternating between warm and cold water for around 10 minutes. Make sure you use hot water for longer periods than cold water. End the process with cold water.

Generally speaking alternating hot and cold showers in good for the body in lots of ways so it’s a win win.

Wear a Proper Bra To Enhance Shape


Wearing a properly fitting bra is very important if you want to prevent further sagging. I highly recommend being professionally fitted and sized for one.

Wearing a pretty bra will also make you feel better about your overall appearance and that’s always helpful when you’re feeling sad or insecure about your body.

Eat Healthily


Eating well is very important for your overall skin health. If you’re getting the proper nutrients your skin will benefit greatly. Make sure you get tons of veggies, antioxidants like Chagga, and healthy fats.



Poor posture is one of the most overlooked causes of sagging breasts.  By lowering your shoulders and hunching forward, you are not giving any structural support to your breasts, and they hang freely, completely at the mercy of gravitational forces. Poor posture can also exacerbate any back pain or muscle soreness you have from large breasts, which happen to be the type of breasts that show signs of sagging most dramatically.

Plastic Surgery


Plastic Surgery is always an option of course { If you can afford it }. If it means that much to you and you’re willing to go through surgery to lift your breasts, then go for it!

Lifting your breasts after breastfeeding can be difficult if you didn’t care for them properly while nursing. I know from experience, sadly. But I have had some pretty awesome results by doing some of the things on this list so don’t give up!

You can improve yourself day by day.

Just commit to it and as always Good luck.

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