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  • I have big boobs and make loads of milk

    21 30.00%
  • I have big boobs and dont make enough milk

    13 18.57%
  • I have small boobs and make loads of milk

    25 35.71%
  • I have small boobs and dont make enough milk

    3 4.29%
  • I have big boobs and couldnt breast feed for physical reasons

    0 0%
  • I have small boobs and couldnt breast feed for physical reasons

    1 1.43%
  • I have one big boob and one small boob... they both make the same amount of milk (thought i would chuck this one in LOL)

    3 4.29%
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    Default Big Boobs Vs Small Boobs (Milk supply)

    so are you big boobed or little boobed and do you make much milk?

    i am small breasted and was thinking today why is it they say big or small doesnt make a difference.. i cant help but think if you have bigger boobs doesnt that mean you have bigger 'tanks' so to speak to store milk in?

    i would have thought big boobs equal more milk.. anyone tell me why this is not so? doesnt make sense.
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    I think the important point is that your body, once it is lactating, never actually stops making milk, it's always being produced, so the 'tank' size makes no difference.

    If you are drinking out of a small cup or a big cup, as long as it is being constantly replenished, the actual size of the cup doesn't matter, just the fact that it's never going to run out, as long as you are drinking out of it.

    It's the whole supply and demand thing.

    As long as you have breast ducts which feed to the nipple, you will, in the vast majority of cases, be able to breastfeed, no problem.
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    I'm small busted, was a C cup when breastfeeding and my DS gained weight like crazy!

    I would often wake up feeling like Dolly Parton.

    There was nothing at all wrong with my supply
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    Small boobies + boobie monster = heaps of milk! ETA: I hope 10B/C's are considered small when BF, otherwise i chose the wrong option?!)

    And about what AM said, 'tis true, 'tis true.
    Last edited by prideNJoy; 19-01-2009 at 11:38.

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    Big boobs basically equal more fat...
    they all have the same amount of milk ducts. so i'm pretty sure they all make the same amount of milk (and in that i mean, as much as is required by the child).

    (i have small breasts, but i don't know what my milk supply is like just yet )

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM View Post
    I think the important point is that your body, once it is lactating, never actually stops making milk, it's always being produced, so the 'tank' size makes no difference.

    If you are drinking out of a small cup or a big cup, as long as it is being constantly replenished, the actual size of the cup doesn't matter, just the fact that it's never going to run out, as long as you are drinking out of it.

    It's the whole supply and demand thing.

    As long as you have breast ducts which feed to the nipple, you will, in the vast majority of cases, be able to breastfeed, no problem.
    Quote Originally Posted by MimiGrace View Post
    Big boobs basically equal more fat...
    they all have the same amount of milk ducts. so i'm pretty sure they all make the same amount of milk (and in that i mean, as much as is required by the child).



    I am small busted & only had issues with supply both times but that was because first time I endured a traumatic birth so this meant my body went haywire, second time I had a baby that refused to feed or when he did only fed for small periods but I certainly had milk that time !

    My aunty is as flat chested as they come & fed all 5 of her boys & 3 of them past the age of 2yrs !

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM View Post
    I think the important point is that your body, once it is lactating, never actually stops making milk, it's always being produced, so the 'tank' size makes no difference.

    If you are drinking out of a small cup or a big cup, as long as it is being constantly replenished, the actual size of the cup doesn't matter, just the fact that it's never going to run out, as long as you are drinking out of it.

    It's the whole supply and demand thing.

    As long as you have breast ducts which feed to the nipple, you will, in the vast majority of cases, be able to breastfeed, no problem.
    okay that makes sense so does that mean that small breasted women would have to feed a baby more often because they have little 'tanks' like a little cup you need to have more little cups rather than one big one?

    my baby is constantly on the boob and it is becoming exhausting. wonder if that is because i have smaller boobs. she is however gaining heaps of weight so i know she is getting plenty, plus she throws half of it back up most of the time.
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    I have B/C cups and have as much milk as the boy needs. I agree that it's supply and demand, rather than size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigan View Post
    okay that makes sense so does that mean that small breasted women would have to feed a baby more often because they have little 'tanks' like a little cup you need to have more little cups rather than one big one?

    my baby is constantly on the boob and it is becoming exhausting. wonder if that is because i have smaller boobs. she is however gaining heaps of weight so i know she is getting plenty, plus she throws half of it back up most of the time.
    Nah boobs are like a tap - they are a conduit rather than a storage tank. Your littlie being on the boob all the time sounds pretty normal at this stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigan View Post
    my baby is constantly on the boob and it is becoming exhausting. wonder if that is because i have smaller boobs. she is however gaining heaps of weight so i know she is getting plenty, plus she throws half of it back up most of the time.
    She's there for a reason, I know it's bloody tiring, but it's what she needs, she has a stomach the size of her fist. Boob size has no bearing on milk IMO.


 

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