During pregnancy most women experience an increase in breast size. Whilst breastfeeding the change can be even more pronounced and depending on milk supply and feeding patterns, regular change is to be expected.
The increase and associated change will cause the skin to stretch and contract, putting a fair degree of stress on the skin to adept based on breast mass. Once you do stop feeding, a loss of mass could create sagging.
The ability for the skin to recover from stretch is largely down to genetics and the physics of weight and stress the skin is put under. Whilst there’s no miracle cure for sagging, a few things can help prevent extensive sagging and preserve a younger more youthful appearance after pregnancy.
Wear a good supportive bra
Wearing a good supportive bra during pregnancy and while breastfeeding is important. A woman’s breast will weigh significantly more and it needs to be supported.
A good supportive nursing bra should fit correctly. It should feel comfortable and hold your breasts firmly in place in an upright position We recommend you get fitted to ensure you are wearing the right size.
A healthy diet will help retain healthy skin and reduces the risk of obesity. An unhealthy weight can lead to additional fat stores and an increased bust size.
Drink plenty of water
Keeping your body well hydrated will help to ensure your skin remains youthful and nourished, reducing your risks of wrinkling and dehydration. A healthy skin will perform better!
Moisturizing your skin and avoiding it from drying out will help it cope better with the stretch & loss of mass cycles.
Regular exercise will help to keep your skin firm and will help to reduce the amount of body fat you carry. Light to moderate levels of exercise during pregnancy is recommended too, to help minimize unnecessary weight gain.
If you are new to exercise, and need to loose weight, start off slow to ensure weight loss is gradual. This will also help prevent skin tissue build up in too short a period of time.