Anonymous asked: Are your nipples any different after having babies? And I don't just mean larger or darker, but...looser? Droopier? Is this a thing or is it just me? Also, now that you feel you're probably done having children do you still ever think about a breast reduction, or have you become more comfortable with your size?
Young women have these tiny puffy nipples that don’t really have proper “points” on them, and after you’ve breastfed they change to look more… nipply? And yeah mine look like that too. They stretch more easily due to breastfeeding but I wouldn’t characterize it as “looser” or “droopier”. My breasts themselves haven’t changed much with the pregnancies either. I have large, heavy breasts and fibrocystic breast tissue so they’re pretty much always going to look like this (my mother is 65 and hers still look exactly as they did when she was 35 due to the same issue - she’s also had a dozen or so lumps removed).
I would still like to get a reduction, but as time goes on I find myself getting more comfortable and happy with my breasts. If I do decide to go for the reduction after all it would be for ease of movement, back pain, etc… not as much because I hate the size. I mean, the emotional reasons are valid, but I don’t want to base it on just that. It is really awkward and often embarrassing to have very large breasts on a small frame. I feel like no matter what I do I look inappropriate and I have to choose between being hot enough to faint or looking “slutty” (as many others would say), I feel like I can’t look professional when I’m working, men stare at me constantly and make sexual comments everywhere I go and it’s hard to find clothes that look nice and feel good on my body. But those are also things that don’t magically go away with surgery; that’s a self esteem problem. I still want the reduction, but I also want to be more at peace with myself before I do that. I don’t know, that may not make sense.