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9868019 tn?1411161397

When do your breasts really start growing?

FTM at 28 weeks...my breasts grew a tiny bit in the beginning of my pregnancy when they were swollen and hurting like crazy but nothing since then. Should I be concerned that they aren't really getting any bigger? I really want to breast feed but if my milk doesn't come in there's nothing I can do about it, right? Thanks ladies!
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I'm the same ftm 28 weeks as well and mine haven't grown much either. I was wondering the same thing to!  They grew a bit in the beginning, now have stopped!  I think I'm going ti ask my doc at next doc apt!  
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Oh and when's your due date and what are you having? ! I'm due March 9th not finding out. .. so hard lol
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They grow more at the end the pregnancy and milk come in once you deliver your baby..
9868019 tn?1411161397
I should have asked at my last doctor appointment and didn't! I will when I go back in two weeks. I'm due March 11th and having a boy! You are so strong for not finding out!
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The fact your best have grown at all is great.  Remember the first milk you make is colostrum and your regular milk doesn't come in for 3 to 7 days but all baby needs during that time is colostrum. Some women go up multiple cup sizes some don't but that doesn't mean they won't be able to breastfeed.  My coworker said bet boobs have only gotten a tiny bit bigger but shes already leaking (some women will leak some won't not an indicator on ability to breastfeed). I'm 16 weeks and my boobs have already gone up a cup size and then some (I think my body just hates me)
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Congrats on your boy!  And yes I'm brave for not finding out lol. And thanks ladies for the other advice on boobs growing, appreciate the advice as well;)
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This is my third kid and I never did grow :( boo lol
9445847 tn?1408063355
Your boobs don't need to grow in order to breast feed your child. You can be successful with small breasts. A good friend of mine is really tiny and has small boobs her son is 6 mo old and she exclusively breast feeds.
Have you considered taking a breast feeding class? I really advise one. You take take a class for free at WIC. I took one and these sorts of questions came up. Good luck! ♡ :)
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In my first pregnancy i was very small and only went up a cup size in the entire pregnancy..but went up another cup size when my milk came in..i breastfed my daughter for 16 months..(id have stopped before then but i cudnt get her to drink any other milk) this pregnancy however im up slmost two cupsizes already and im only 19+5..:( also i never had any milk or anything until id had my daughter..but breastfeeding was fine..dont worry :)
9358102 tn?1418676967
mine dont grow much... they never have.. my husband notices that they do get a bit bigger but not like some women..
9358102 tn?1418676967
i agree i have small boobs.. and i have always breastfed my babies for 1 year or more.. with really good milk supply
9868019 tn?1411161397
Thanks ladies!! All the comments make me feel a lot better.
9358102 tn?1418676967
Well from experience you should worry.. mine are small they don't grow much.. my babies don't latch on I pumped and am still able to breastfeed for over a year.. with my second she was born at 30 weeks and within two or 3 days I was bringing in my breast milk storage bags with 6 oz from each.. after that I had to split  What I would pump from each breast because the bags would get too full
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