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Will my breasts always be uneven after I stop breastfeeding?
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Dr. H. William Sepp
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
This is a very common and important concern.
The short answer is yes, but the long answer is that the degree of "un-evenness" is minimal. It is common for most women to have a slight difference in size and shape of their breasts. Breastfeeding does stimulate changes in size and as the infant is weaned that size difference may be accentuated. This difference, becomes minutes as the months pass.

In brief: Yes
This is a very common and important concern.
The short answer is yes, but the long answer is that the degree of "un-evenness" is minimal. It is common for most women to have a slight difference in size and shape of their breasts. Breastfeeding does stimulate changes in size and as the infant is weaned that size difference may be accentuated. This difference, becomes minutes as the months pass.
Dr. H. William Sepp
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Each breast is not aware of the size of the other breast, so it doesn't know what size it should grow to during pregnancy and breastfeeding, nor what size it should shrink to afterwards.
Unequal breasts are common, but it is not known what percentage of women have an inter-breast size difference of 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 1 1/2 cup, etc. . . A specialty bra shop can help one get a more balanced look.

In brief: Yes
Each breast is not aware of the size of the other breast, so it doesn't know what size it should grow to during pregnancy and breastfeeding, nor what size it should shrink to afterwards.
Unequal breasts are common, but it is not known what percentage of women have an inter-breast size difference of 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 1 1/2 cup, etc. . . A specialty bra shop can help one get a more balanced look.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Your breast can be uneven in their production of milk depending on your baby's demands on each of them. Once you stop breast feeding, the milk ducts will shrink, and your breast should go back to "normal.
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In brief: No
Your breast can be uneven in their production of milk depending on your baby's demands on each of them. Once you stop breast feeding, the milk ducts will shrink, and your breast should go back to "normal.
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