Normal Breasts Gallery, part A
These pictures include women of Anglo-/Teutonic European, Semitic, N. Mediterranean, and N. East Asian, Native American, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and mixed descent who come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. The main point is: there is enormous variation in what is normal. Sizes and shapes vary enormously. So don't worry, ladies!
Disclaimer: Some stories below are very frank and may mention various kinds of events and difficulties in people's lives (e.g. anorexia). 007b.com does not necessarily endorse everything that is depicted in the stories/pictures.
|This woman had very small breasts until pregnancy and nursing. She has breastfed two babies.||Mature droopy breasts. The large areola is due to the breast changes during pregnancy.||The same woman as on the left - here after her second pregnancy, currently breastfeeding.|
|"I'm 20 years old, and I'm a 34G. I've been pregnant three times and I have
one child who I nursed for 18 months despite inverted nipples (which are
I was extremely thin and a natural 34C/D before my first pregnancy, and swelled to a 40H at the time of delivery after a 100-lb pregnancy weight gain, which is what I can thank for the stretch marks and recent sagging. They've always been slightly asymmetrical, with the right areola and the entire right breast both being a slightly larger than the left, but that's the least of my complaints.
The truth is, I love my breasts, and I can't say it any more eloquently than they do on Shape of a Mother -- "I hope that one day our society respects and honors the WHOLE female, not just the maiden one." The 'perfect', perky, maiden breast is useless for anything but lust. The stretched, drooping, well-used breast is the one that has served a meaningful purpose, perhaps even changed the life of the one(s) to whom it has given the perfect nourishment that only it can provide."
|"Stumbled across your site, and love it. I'm
a mother of two children, ages 5 and 9. I nursed each of them for 2.5
years. I'm now almost 32 years old and pretty happy with my 34DDD
breasts. I spent too many years hating them, and learned to like them
more when I saw what comfort they gave my babies. It's stupid that
breast size goes "in" and "out." That's like having race/ethnicity go
"in" and "out" of style. Totally uncontrollable....... and we're ALL
Although I will say, I still hate shopping for swimwear to fit them. Some things never change."
|A 42-year old woman. "I love my breasts! I have had two pregnancies. Breast feed both my kids. I never work out... AND... never wear a bra... hate those things."|
|This lady with small breasts had a high-risk pregnancy due to heart problems and had to stay in bed in the hospital most of the time. The baby was premature, but did just fine - with the help of her milk.||Here we see a lady with nearly flat chest and small areola. She breastfed all three of her children with no problems.||
These breasts of a woman in her 50s have assumed their lower position. Back when she had kids, bottle-feeding was the norm and she didn't understand breast being better.
|"I'm 36, two pregnancies which both ended within the first 2 months. Currently about 4 stones overweight and my bra is a 40C. Looking at these pictures emphasises how much I need to lose weight - I always had the most beautiful, pert breasts but now they're starting to get saggy and dangly looking, and it's because I'm fat."||"I am a 29 year old mother of 4 beautiful girls ...
Always been of normal weight (went back to my size quickly after each
pregnancy). I have breastfed 3 of my children for a total of 31 months. I
was a perky B cup pre-babies with small pinkish nipples. Now I am a 34A and
my nipples have stayed bigger and darker after my 3rd pregnancy (they had
gone back to their pink color after my first two babies but had remained
enlarged). I have lost a lot of upper poll fullness after breastfeeding 3
babies and it makes finding proper fitting bras a challenge.
I have struggled a lot and still am with the way my chest looks now. I have almost no breasts left and I feel self-conscious about them. But they are healthy and they are mine and that is what important. I am submitting my pictures because your site has helped me tremendously with my self-esteem issues and being the mom of four girls, I want to teach them what real women look like and not be embarrassed if they don't look like the airbrushed ads in the magazine.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful site. "
|The same lady as on the left; this picture is at 18 months post-partum. "My nipples are lighter now than they were on that first picture. Some women worry when they see how dark their nipples got with pregnancy and breastfeeding. My picture shows that they don't stay as dark forever. Although they might not be the same light color they used to be pre-baby, they have lightened a lot in the past few months."|
|"I have found your site extremely beneficial. I am 32 years old at present I don't feel too bad about my breasts I am incredibly proud of myself for breastfeeding all of my children. I needed to express milk for my twins who where born very premature and I truly believe my milk helped them to survive. I then breastfed them for four months but it was difficult so I reluctantly stopped. I also breastfed my baby daughter for seven months.
My breast are flat and flop on top of each other when I lay on my side, they have lots of stretch marks and my nipples are huge!!!!!! Reading your site makes me feel that that is OK!!!"
|"Hi, I am a 40 yr old mother of 2, and breast fed them both, also pumped at work. The photo is after breastfeeding. I suffered from one inverted nipple on the right breast. I had gained some weight, but now an losing it slowly, and my breasts are sagging."||"I'm 23, I've been pregnant once and am currently breastfeeding my (amazing, beautiful, healthy, happy!) 8 month-old son, with no plans to stop until he decides it's time. I've always been between 150 and 170, with little change in my 38DDD size. I don't have an eating disorder or anything; I've contemplated a breast reduction but I plan to have at least one more baby and nursing is so much more important to me than what my boobs look like! (Why risk the health of your precious baby to have "cute" breasts?? I don't get it.)
I'm completely happy & confident and at ease naked -- until I see my reflection or a picture, that is. I've spent lots of time naked around other people at Oregon Country Fair, various hot springs, Rainbow Gatherings, etc.) As long as I forget that my saggy (and useful, and life-giving, and amazing!) boobs are culturally "ugly", I'll have a great time. I love the quote, "Change how you see, not how you look," by J. Alison Hilber. It's so true. I would never judge another woman with my size & shape of breasts. I am usually in awe of women with something other than the ideal cultural body shape who walk around topless or naked. I feel proud to be in their presence and hope that I exude that same confidence."
|"I'm a 42 year old woman with 2 children of 6 and 4. I breast fed my kids for 2 and 3 years. I recently lost 30 pounds. That in combination with weening my youngest caused some loss of volume at the top, but other than that, I feel they are in great shape for my age and size. I'm a 32 DD, all natural."||"I am 29 yrs old with 3 kids. I would be proud to have them viewed on your wonderful site."||"I am 24 years old, with one child that I carried to full term and
nursed for 2 1/2 years. She still asks for boobie! I would say that I had
considerable stretching and stretch marks, as my breast went from 32 C to 34
DD. Now I am a 32 D. I could have nursed two children with all the milk I
had; it was awesome! It has been hard for me, as I am still young and feel
self-conscious about my breast shape. It seems sometimes that I have just a
little extra skin. But I wouldn't trade the experience; to give my daughter
the years she had of nutrition and comfort that nature intended was amazing.
Vive la breasts!
Thank you so much!"
|"I am 32 years old and have had three little girls now 6,4 and 2. I breastfed each child for 18 months and now feel I have very "empty" breasts. I was getting slightly paranoid that my breasts were looking awful as I could only compare to pictures you see in newspapers etc. Its nice to know I am normal."||"I am ... currently in a relationship with a man who simply loves my breast inspite of their being saggy and loosing and gaining weight. To him, its me that matters and not how they look like. I am 29 yrs heading for 30 yrs soon. I had 2 pregnancies upto 3 months each but could not last and no children there after.
Before visiting your site, I felt ashamed of my breast and I always wanted to get treatments done. I came here looking for advice and options but now I have dropped the idea. I hope my volunteering would help other women in similar situation. My mother who's now 50 yrs of age still has better ones than mine, she's still on the firmer side with perky nipples and ideal 36 size. I didn't know how to discuss my problem with her as I had flat nipples but now I understand I am happy with myself."
|"I'm a 19 year old girl, with 32AA size boobs and have always been depressed about their size but have never felt I could cope with breast enhancement. I often felt that the size of my boobs made me feel less like a woman despite men telling me it didn't matter. Looking at your site I have come to feel more comfortable with the way I look. I recently had an ectopic pregnancy (about 3 months ago), I was told my breasts did grow a little bit. I have always been skinny, and find it extremely hard to put on weight - not to mention finding clothes to fit me as I am quite short too."|
Before being pregnant
6 months pregnant
1 1/2 years after giving birth
Your website has been very interesting to me.
I am 24 years old and have never really thought that my breasts were that great. To me my areolas are too big and dark even before I was pregnant and my nipples stay too pokey all the time. They have never been very perky and even though they are small I have always thought they were too floppy except when I was pregnant. I also have to keep them plucked or else I have some long hairs around my areolas. I am 5' 4'' tall, weigh about 108 pounds normally and my measurements are 34B-24-34. My complexion is pale with a few freckles. My hair is reddish brown and I look very Irish. I have been pregnant once and breast fed for about eight months.
|"I am a 27 years. I have 3 children of which I've never breastfed. Since
having kids, I have gained over 55lbs (I'm 5'6" and weigh 190) so yes I am
I have large nipples although I don't seem to mind, being that my husband thinks it's a beautiful thing and he's the only one that sees them :)"
|"I am 38 years old, I am a 32b and I have breastfed 3 children each child for 1 year each. I thought this would give them a good chance in life. At one point I rejected my breasts because they were not big enough and TV land said they weren't but last year with the help of my husband I am now proud of my wounderful breasts."||"I am 22 years old. I got pregnant for the first time when I was 20, gave birth to my son at 21, and he is now 10 months old. I have been breastfeeding him since birth, and I plan to continue to do so as long as he wants to (we practice child-led weaning). I am very healthy. Before getting pregnant I was a 36B, during pregnancy I grew to be a 36C, and now I am a 36C-D, depending on how full of milk my breasts are. My right breast is slightly lower (and larger) than my left breast. I think it has always been like that! My areolas and nipples are a lot larger now than they were before breastfeeding/pregnancy, and they've also gotten a little bit darker, too (or so my husband says!). I have some stretch marks on the sides/tops of my breasts that I've had since I was a teen, but they're less visible now. I'm really proud of my breasts, even though they are a little bit droopy and lopsided... they're mine, God gave them to me, and they feed my son."|