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A 37-year-old female asked:

About breastfeeding, is it really true that women with small (30aa) sizes can make enough milk, or do doctors just say that so women won't feel badly?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Size doesn't matter: Your breasts will make as much milk as your baby needs. Your breast size does not affect that. Your breasts may slightly get larger during breastfeeding but it does usually go back down to your regular cup size when you stop breastfeeding.
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Dr. Shontae Buffington
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Nutrition does matter though. I've seen women with very large breast have difficulty breastfeeding for a number of reasons, especially poor nutrition, stress, fatigue, and caffeine use.
Feb 17, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: I recall a perfect example of this in my practice where the mom had pleanty of milk. She actually succesfully fed two kids that thrived, she had so much extra she donated to al banked breast milk program.
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Last updated Apr 3, 2014

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