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Would breast-feeding make your breast smaller?

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No,  I breast fed both of my  kids.  My breast are the same as they were before they were born.  I guess it can be different for everyone and some people say it makes your breast look like an   empty  tube of toooth  paste.  I wouldn't let  that stop you from breastfeeding its good for your baby  and helps you bond with them to.
When your breasts first fill-up after baby they get huge! So thats a plus, but after breast feeding three kiddos, 2 for more than a year, I would agree with missmolly that it does not make them smaller. But even if it did would you put the size of your breasts above the health benefits to your child? I would hope not! 
I've heard of women whose breasts do get smaller and sort of deflated after breastfeeding. But, this really shouldn't be a concern. Pregnancy itself changes your breasts, they won't be the same as they were before you got pregnant. They may be the same size, but they won't be the same shape and won't have the same perkiness. The reason for these changes is to facilitate breastfeeding, so you might as well give it a try.As far as the health benefits from breastfeeding go, new formulas aren't that different. Both my kids were formula babies and they are much healthier and smarter than many of the breastfed kids we know. I have one friend who exclusively breastfed her son for over a year and he is constantly sick. Her formula fed son is much healthier. In my opinion, neither one is necessarily better than the other. It makes sense to at least try to breastfeed because your milk will come in no matter what. But if, for whatever reason, it doesn't work out, you shouldn't feel bad about using formula.

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