What really happens to your bust during pregnancy and the essential styles to invest in
WHAT TO EXPECT:
An influx of hormones means that your cup size will (very) rapidly increase and your breasts may become tender and sore.
Your breasts will continue to increase in size but the rapid growth you experienced in the first trimester will start to slow. Your rib cage will begin to expand meaning it is important to get fitted (or to properly self-measure) to ensure that you are wearing the correct bra for your fuller shape – you should be able to comfortably run your finger underneath the band. Look for designs that allow you to easily expand the band size.
Your cup size should stabilise to what will be your nursing size postpartum. Your body is in the final stages of preparing for birth and you may begin to occasionally leak milk. This is colostrum, the first food for your baby. It contains important antibodies and is easier for your baby to digest than mature breast milk.
A few days after giving birth your milk will come in, making your breasts expand in size (you may also experience pain when this occurs). In the following few weeks your cup size should stabilise as your milk supply becomes regulated.
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