Normal Breasts Gallery, part E
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.
|A middle-aged woman with middle-sized breasts.||Big drooping breasts, and again asymmetrical - that is SO common!||This lady has nursed three babies, last one past two years of age. Her breasts were bigger before the pregnancies but she likes this size since she can go braless and no one notices.|
|Breasts of a 28-year old woman who is first time pregnant in the picture.||The same lady as on the left- now breastfeeding a 9-month old.
Notice the big areola. The breasts became quite lopsided during nursing because the baby preferred the left breast more for some reason.
|Again the same lady, now continuing to nurse a 3-year old (second child). The asymmetry has totally disappeared by now, and the breasts are markedly smaller, because of lesser milk production.|
|The same lady as in the above row, now breastfeeding a 1-month old (third child),|
|Nursing mom's best tools and baby's best friends. The areola is big and dark - the normal change during pregnancy.||These small breasts with stretch marks have fed seven children - and the youngest one continues to nurse at four years old. Click on pic to see larger version.||She's 41, has been pregnant but no kids. Stretch marks are from weight loss. She says, "I'm fairly happy with my breasts, even with the left being a cup size smaller (turns out my body has the scoliosis-like thing down the entire left side of my body)."|
|This lady has nursed 6.5 years non-stop. The youngest one at 2 years has no interest in the left breast at all, so it is very, very small compared to the right breast.||A 25-year old with 3 children; still nursing the 1-year old. "I have always been very self-conscious of my breasts. I was very thin pre-kids and my breasts were at the most an A-Cup. When my milk came in with my 1st son, I grew to a D almost overnight and had huge tiger stripe stretch marks all over my breasts. They are bigger now than pre-kids but asymmetrical with 1 areola being larger."||The same lady as on the left; now after weaning.|
|"Hello, I love that you have this site, I felt so bad about my breast for so long because I have compared them to what you see in playboy... I also feel that my husband is not as satisfied with my breast cause he thinks that nice breast should be the perfectly round with the nipples on top like he sees in magazines... I don't feel so bad now that I have seen that mine are normal. I am going to show this site to my husband as well, so he can see what real natural breast really do look like!
I'm 22 and I just had my first baby a month ago, and am currently breast feeding her. I have had some trouble with breast feeding due to my flat nipples (which I never considered flat!). I am very over weight and have pcos. I gained weight very rapidly, 100lbs in a little over a year and my breast went from a 34A to a 40D in that time. I have stretch marks along the outside of each breast up to my armpit (I don't know if you can see them or not), I do occasionally grow a few black hairs around my nipple that I have to pluck. In this picture I just finished feeding off my right breast and my left one is still full so you can see what a size difference it makes."
|* 30 years old
* 4 pregnancies, 3 children
* Have been breastfeeding for
5.5 years steady
(all three children,
youngest is 1)
* Clinically obese (200 lbs, 5'5")
|"I have been so self-conscious about my breasts since I was a teenager, my husband has never seen them in the light. How sad is that?!! I am 25, have 2 kids, 2 and 5, breast fed them for combined total of 9 months. I was so ashamed of them, until I ran across your website. Maybe tonight is the night my husband will see them. It will probably still take some time, I have mentally abused myself about them. I used to think I even had breast cancer because of all the "perfect breasts" pictures in magazines or the internet. Thank you for your website."|
|She is 34 years old in this picture, 9 years before she had a breast reduction. The place is a topless beach in Scandinavia.||
This is her current picture, 30 years after the reduction at the age of 74.
|"As I told you, you are doing a great job. It may help all the many, even young women who are not happy with their breast to see that there is no such word for breasts as "normal". I believe that all the hysteria and frustration is due to Hollywood. In the early 30ties you can se they had no bras in the early films. The "Swinging tits" became however too much for the American (double) moral, and the leading film - producers, such as Sam Goldwyn and Jack Warner joined effort to have the bra designed! Unfortunately, this created the illusion that breasts looks like torpedoes! As I have spent quite some time reading art history (I am a painter) I can assure you that the torpedo curve is far from what the classic esthetics considers to be ideal! In fact, the hyperbolic shape of the full, slightly sagging breast comes much closer to being so!"|
|"I am 40 years old having had a few kids and did breastfed my kids but was always underweight until recently quit smoking and got a better appetite and lo and behold my boobs actually grew, something I didn't believe would happen and am very happy with my body now. God gave us our bodies just the way they were meant to be, some big, some small but most of all we should all learn to love ourselves they way God intended. Which is why I never had surgery for breast augumentation even though for years I never needed to wear a bra. I think this world would be a very boring place if we were all built the same. We all feel that there is something about our bodies that we wish to change because society says there's only one perfect way to be. I say nonsense try to be happy with what God gave us ...LIFE!"||Lady in her second pregnancy, second trimester. She's normally just barely a b-cup, now almost a good c-cup. The color is much darker this pregnancy and nipples & areola's are much bigger with many more bumps (those Montgomery glands again!)||"I stumbled upon the 007b website the other day when I was looking up info about breast augmentations. I have recently been uncomfortable with my body and especially my breasts. I became much less confident in my appearance after having a baby. I was sucked into the trap of media suggestion. I envied the models and women seen on tv and in magazines with large, full, fake breasts.
After looking at the pictures on your website I had a complete change of thought. I realized a ton of other women were just as self-conscious about their breasts. And tons of these women who felt that their breasts weren't "pretty" enough have beautiful breasts that tons of other women would love to have! I also realized that men are not half as critical of women's bodies as the women are themselves. Thank you so much for such a wonderful site!
I am 24 years old, 5'6", and average weight. We lost our first baby at 2 months into the pregnancy. I have a son who is 15 months old, who breastfed for just over a year. And I am now 5 months pregnant with our third child. I wear a size 34 D to 36 D bra, depending on pregnancy and lactation. I have some stretch marks at the tops of my breasts that came during the second pregnancy. Thanks to this site I am beginning to accept and even love my own body. After all, it is the way it is from bringing babies into this world.
Thank you for all that both of you are doing for the confidence and self-acceptance of women everywhere. "
|"Thank you so much for your website!!!! I found it in a book called, Boobs, A Guide to your Girls, by Elisabeth Squires. I was concerned that my breasts were not symmetrical. (The left is smaller than the right.) I always believed I was a freak since the only boobs I'd ever seen besides mine were in movies or men's magazines and they were always larger than mine and "perfect."
I am a 38-year-old mother of 2. I nursed both of my kids for a little over a year each. I've always been ashamed of "my girls" and thought they were too small and imperfect. Your website shows the real diversity that is out there and I am happy to see that REAL breasts are not Hollywood breasts. Thanks again! I am happy with "my girls" now!"
|"- Age:21 Cup size: 34A
- I have been pregnant twice before and am currently 9 weeks pregnant, though my breasts have not ever changed in size during any pregnancies - they just felt a little fuller. Some stretch marks.
- Breast fed both children for about 2 weeks
- I have always been very thin and always had a difficult time gaining weight. Before I got pregnant with my first child I weighed 100 lbs and have lost weight with each child.
In my family, everyone has at least a D cup, so when my boobs stopped growing in 8th grade I became the butt of everyone's jokes for years. I used to be ashamed of my small boobs, but then I grew to love and accept them. Now I have found a wonderful man who loves my small cup size, which I partially attribute to my ability to be confident about the way I look. As for this website, it's so wonderful to see what a normal breast looks like, not being portrayed in a sexual manner or hiding what society tells us are imperfections. Kudos to everyone with the courage to send their picture!"
|"I am 27 years old and have two children (one of which I breastfed for about a month). I do have stretch marks and sagging; one nipple is perkier than another. I have never been overweight and am no longer as athletic as I was 10 years ago. I regret being so ashamed of my breasts before I had my children. I was a 36C and size 5 and felt completely abnormal. Turns out, I was abnormally beautiful. Now that my breasts are different, I have to try to remind myself that although they are not perfect, they are still beautiful but in a different way than before."|
|"I am 34 yrs old have a breast size of 38C and have had 3 children and breastfed them all, the youngest one for 18mths. As you can see my left nipple is very slightly tilted which you only really notice when my nipples are erect. I am overweight but I'm very happy with my breasts, I notice they are now going slightly south, but I don't mind too much, after all nature will take it's course! Thank you for your website - liberating and encouraging!"||"I am a 31 year old mother of one. I breastfed for 4 years. I have always been average weight."||"I'm 30 years old, and about 5' 5", roughly 140 pounds, and I'm a little smaller than a 36D. In high school and college I was always frustrated by clothing, swimsuits and bras that seemed to be made only for girls with cute perky size B breasts. Bra shopping has always been an awful experience for me. My left breast has always been a bit bigger than the right and I was self-conscious and worried that other people might be able to tell. In spite of the imperfections, I've been able to breastfeed for nearly 3 years, and my daughters are happy and healthy. I breastfed my first daughter for almost 18 months, and I'm approaching 17 months nursing my second daughter. During pregnancy and the beginning of breastfeeding, I got up to a 38E and got some stretch marks and acne scars. Now they are shrinking back to "normal" size but they are a little saggier than before, more due to gravity than nursing. I've gotten pretty comfortable with my breasts, and actually grown to like them. Sometimes when I think about it, I'm amazed at what they are capable of. My husband loves them too :)"|
|"I came across your site by accident. I have always felt self conscious about my breasts not being big enough. It was very interesting reading what other people had to say. In the past I have wanted surgery to make my breasts 'bigger' but I now try to be more positive about them and I actually like the way they look now, though its taken me 43 years to get here!!
Alot of the way women feel and think about their breasts is influenced by media images, and when you are a teenager going through puberty this can have a great impact on the way you look at yourself, I remember it really did for me. One of the best ways I think we can change negative self image is to do something about changing the way media represents women's bodies in the future. We owe it to our daughters and their daughters to protect them from falling prey to the same pressures.
I am 43 years old and have two children, the oldest is 18 and the youngest is 8. I breast fed both my children for about 9 months. I have never had any surgery and I am a medium build and not overweight or skinny. I did not gain much weight when I was pregnant with either my children and what I did I lost fairly quickly after they were born."
|"I am a 57-year old mother of 5. My last child is 15 years old. I breast fed for about 10 years total. I love my breast and my husband does too. I didn't wear a bra while in high school until a teacher took me aside and told me I should. I wore a bra when I went out in public for most of my pregnancy and nursing years. But at home I was mostly braless. To this day, I go braless as much as possible. It just feels good to be free. In my younger years I used to think that when I finished having children I would get a breast lift, but now I think my breasts are just great the way they are."||"Age 32, 32B / 34", slim build, always been very slim, now a size 10 (british size). One pregnancy, breast fed 18 months. Breasts same bra size after feeding but a little saggier which I preferred. Faded stretch marks from breast feeding where I went to 34C. Scar tissue on right nipple from breast feeding probs (ouch!) which makes my right nipple a lot bigger than the other. Currently using herbs to increase bust size - 1/2 inch added over a few months, and they feel fuller and firmer too (felt 'empty' after feeding)
my bottom is quite a bit bigger than my breasts so I look a little 'pear shaped'
I do like my breasts and their shape (I'm very happy with the shape), but feel inadequate due to media and idea that bigger breasts are better than small (and more 'womanly' grrr), and I would say that I am self-conscious and quite emotionally sensitive of the size, but happy with my overall body image. Ff there wasn't lots of pictures of big breasted slim models all over the place, I would feel a lot happier with myself!!"
|"I'm a 22-year old of African, European, and Korean decent, and I am four months pregnant with my first child. I plan on breastfeeding and have already grown a full cup size (from a 36DD to a 36DDD). My left breast has always been slightly larger and sits lower than my right breast. I am content with the size of my areolas but wish for sexual pleasure and breastfeeding reasons that the nipples protruded more. I am a little concerned that after child birth my nipples will point down more. Sometimes I wish my breasts were smaller because I can't wear cute halter tops or tube tops due to needing thick shirt straps and a bra all of the time. But my 37-inch hips even out my 27-inch waist and chest size so I am happy with being an hourglass."||"55 yrs old, 36C. Before menopause 34B. I gained 30 pounds in 10 years. Was always stick thin entire life until 45. Breasts were always very small. They ballooned since menopause and weight gain. No breast surgery. Take natural HRT. I have cystic breasts and my mamos always come out with positive. Periodically I break down and have a breast biopsy which up to now have been negative. "||"Almost 44 years old, 5'3", about 15 lbs overweight currently. Have had up and down weight, am more out of shape than want to be. I have an "hourglass" shape with small waist, large hips (and thighs, ugh) and ribcage/shoulders whether heavy or thin. Several pregnancies that ended early in miscarriage - none to term, and therefore no breastfeeding. Always extremely self-conscious about small breasts - lots of teasing as a early developing pre-teen to a small busted teenager from both male and females. "|
|"52 years old with two kids. Recently lost 130 pounds and it has deflated my breasts. I developed very early. I feel like my breasts peaked at age nine and its been down hill ever since."||"I've been pregnant twice. I breastfed for as long as I could, but couldn't produce, enough milk after the first month. I have an athletic build with broad shoulders. I truly believe I have abnormal breasts with stretch marks. I tried the Breast Enhancement pill called Bloussant. Obviously it did not work for me, not even a little bit. I'm very disappointed at my breasts."
[Note: If this lady was able to produce milk for the 1st month, then the breasts could very well be normal.]
|"I am a 37-year old mother of two (breastfed both). I hated my breasts
throughout my teens and 20s, because at 34A they seemed small and unfeminine
to me, and because I was teased relentlessly in school as being "flat
v Amazingly, after both babies my breasts swelled to 36D, which was totally delightful. Now I had big, beautiful boobs - and a post-baby belly to match (still - it was a glass half full for me)!
Nearly ten years after my youngest was born, I am a 36A and still have ambivalent feelings about my breasts. Breastfeeding stretched them and actually improved their shape; I now have a nice fold beneath my breasts that gives the impression of more volume than is actually there! My right breast has always been smaller than my left, and my right nipple sits half an inch or more lower than my left. I don't really notice the asymmetry unless I see a photograph (my husband is an enthusiastic photographer), then I get self-conscious all over again.
My husband loves my breasts - he has found them exciting throughout every stage of our relationship and tells (and shows) me constantly that he finds them beautiful. I never have to wear a bra, and having small breasts makes me look slimmer than I would if they were large. They will never sag too far, which is another plus. On the other hand, I felt so sexy and feminine with my post-baby D cups. I have seriously contemplated surgery in the past, but I find most images of big fake breasts very unattractive, and I would never have plastic bags of poison inserted into my body."