"I've been self conscious about my breasts ever since it was pointed out that they're differently sized, which I didn't notice. This site has made me feel better about my body in a few ways. I've been depressed... :( It makes me feel really ugly. I'm too embarrassed now to let anyone see them because I'm scared that they'll judge me about them. I've always known my breasts were small, I usually wear a 34A or maybe sometimes a B, but I was always grateful for them since I'm more on the athletic side. I swim a lot and they've never gotten in the way. Still, I hope that I can accept them for what they are soon. In the end, I hope every woman realizes that they were made the way they are for a reason. Every woman is different. This site has made me see that."
"I'm 20 years old. .. I'm naturally very slim, though my mother is a 38DD! My left breast is slightly higher on my ribcage than my right, though they are roughly the same size (32A). I've always been unhappy with my small breasts and felt that I'd been short changed... I didn't feel 'womanly'. Combined with your wonderful website, I'm well on the way to feeling better."
A 19-year old girl. "I think the distance between my breasts is too long and they are not full enough. So, I start to massage them every day to make it look better and at least to maintain good health for my breasts."
"19 years old - Asian. .. I am skinny. My bra size is between AA and A. Sometimes I am embarrassed because my breasts are small, almost flat. I convince myself that people love me for what I really am, not how my breasts look."
"I am a 21 year old white european who has always been quite active and slender. I have never been pregnant, and rarely wear a bra. My family does not get much in the way of sagging breasts- my mum is only a few inches lower then I am now, having had me and breastfed me for at least a year. Being a brit there is slightly less of a breast taboo so I have seen more natural breasts then many americans, and with my parents being quite hippyish and wandering around nude my body image was pretty good until the normal insecurities or teenagerhood were made worse by being bullied. I was a AA cup until about 15 when I sprouted up to a 34C within about 6 months. I was bullied badly over everything about me- mainly people saying I looked like a boy, which hit my fragile teenage self-esteem pretty hard. I still see myself as that skinny, stooping small breasted girl and the teasing I got left me with issues over my breasts until very recently, when I realised they are merely a small part of my figure as a whole and that I am VERY attractive to people. Please, I want to say to other young women who may be where I was- DON'T WORRY. Soon you will find someone who loves you and fancies you like mad."
My breasts have always been very small (AA cup), and even when I was pregnant I never made it out of an A cup I couldnt even buy a Maternity bra as they all start at a B cup. I have always been very self-conscious of my flat chest; I hated school communal showers, and even to this day wont change in a communal swimming pool changing room in case people think Im a freak.
I actually prefer my breasts now (as pictured) to pre pregnancy as they are bigger, squashier and more breast like, I can even buy an A cup now, which is fantastic I feel much more female and voluptuous and a whole new world of underwear shopping has opened up before me.
...I have considered having implants and decided against it beneath the worry and fear that I dont match up, is a belief that I shouldnt have to cut into and disfigure my own body to appear attractive to others, it is better to learn to accept myself and hope others will too.
"Hi. I'm turning 19 in 2 months. I'm considered skinny, at least on top; I'm fuller at bottom. ... I've never found the perfect bra. I used to be extremely unhappy with my breasts, for a really long time, because I thought they were too small and unattractive. I was even thinking about taking the pills, though I was not sexually active, because I heard breasts would grow because of the hormones. I'm happy that I did not. I'm learning to accept my breasts, and my body in general. It's unfortunate that our natural beauty is, too often, not appreciated, be it in the family or in the society. Thank you for your wonderful and empowering website."
"I am 18 years old. Never been pregnant. I am about average weight."
"I've been diagnosed with PCOS. I do tend to grow a small number of hairs around my areolas, which I pluck out. I always oscillate between liking my body and disliking it. This was helpful in spending more time liking my body than not. I've enjoyed having small breasts during various activities such as jogging and sleeping on my stomach; however I do tend to feel less sexy in general. I am fortunate enough to have a wonderful man in my life who loves me for who I am and tells me I am beautiful and sexy all the time."
"I am 19 years old, and I have never been pregnant. Last year I lost 20lbs and have gained 10 back since then, but the shape and size of my breasts have not changed drastically. Currently I wear a 34B. ... I have never been supremely happy about the size and shape of my breasts, but I've slowly become more accepting of them this past year."
"I'm a 21 year old with petite A cup breast. During my teens I hoped that summers would be the time that my breast would develope a little more . Later I realized that would never happen. At times I wish they were slightly bigger because I feel a little less womanly with my petite frame. Overall I'm pretty happy with my breast. They make be petite but I love their beautiful shape."
"I am 18 and have never been pregnant. I have always been small both in weight and height. I wear a 32A mostly. I am learning to love [my breasts] though and I love this site. There should definitely be more like it."
"I'm 25 years old, i live in Europe. I'm 170 cm tall, about 55kg which makes me pretty skinny. I have never been pregnant.
I have very small breasts and never been to happy about that (left is
slightly bigger then the other). I've always been very self confident and
when I was about 15 I realized that my breasts won't grow anymore... so ever
since I tried to make the best of what I have and to accept myself the way I
am. It wasn't always easy. I never wear a bra, first, because I can't find
the one that fits and second, now I got used to it :) not wearing one, I
"Age 19, average build and no pregnancies. Through high school I wore an A cup bra but my breasts didn't fill the cup until last year. I was always embarrassed of my small size. The influence of Hollywood's idealism made me feel inadequate, ashamed, and less of a woman. This site, along with my husband urging me to understand the different kinds of beauty we all posses gave me a much needed reality check."
"I think people should be proud with what they have. I wouldn't change a thing about my breasts. I like being able to go bra-less when I feel like it. I am a person small breasted and all. What's also cool is I don't have to worry about the awkwardness of guys staring at my chest. I love my small nipples. I have been called flat chested and skittle tits and never felt better because no matter what, people can't change the way I feel about them. If I could I'd go to a nude beach and let them be free."
I didn't have a lot of food growing up and we didn't have much milk or things like that, I was pretty skinny when I was developing breasts and didn't have a lot of fat to spare. I wear a 32A. I was always too embarrased to get measured at Victorias Secret. They rarely had my size and if they did, they were always very padded. The lower sagging breast looks smaller from the side than the higher up one. I think the higher up one is a 32A and the smaller one may be a double A. I cannot squeeze my breasts together to get cleavage. I have always felt like I needed to stay skinny to look proportunate. If I gain weight my stomache protrudes more but my breasts don't seem to grow any larger. They used to be more perky. They then began to sag at 23ish, worse than they do now. I took some herbal tablets that were supposed to make them grow, but they only made them firm, which I was happy to get some firmness back. I am 31 years old and I have never had children.
Small breasts - WOMEN's worries
Note that I emphasized "WOMEN'S" in the title - it is women and girls who worry about having small breasts. Women and girls see many of their peers having larger ones, and that (seemingly) makes them feel theirs are not up to par.
To tell you the truth, just seeing other women have larger breasts is not the greatest factor behind this angst. The popular women's and teens' magazines are—they have an enormous impact as to how women and girls view their own breasts.
You do well to stay away from those magazines. Even if you consciously realize that the images they convey are fake, the general "atmosphere", the images, and the style of those magazines still affects your mind and your thinking.
Are small breasts NORMAL?
Yes. How do we define NORMALCY of breasts? It is when a breast has enough milk glands in it to make enough milk for a baby.
The amount of fat does NOT count! And it is the amount of fat, for the most part, that makes some breasts bigger than others. (Of course the milk ducts also have to be longer in bigger breasts than in smaller ones.)
Typically, women with small breasts find that their breasts grow a lot during pregnancy, and make enough milk. So, not to worry!
Is it normal to have small breasts?
Yes. Small breasts ARE normal! Breast size varies within women—and it varies a lot. Measuring with bra cup sizes, some women have A or AA, some have letters such as G or H. A-cup breasts are certainly very normal and beautiful!
Are big breasts truly better or desirable?
Many women seem to think so (especially small-breasted gals), though not all. Interestingly, many large-breasted women wish they had small breasts, because large breasts bring with them a set of problems such as a backache, breasts being on the way, men staring at them, people not taking these women seriously, etc. Some men also prefer big breasts; however men don't care about breast size NEARLY as much as women do.
Why do many people think big breasts are better? The question boils down to TWO factors. First of all, many women have supposedly "learned" that men care more about larger breasts than small ones. Secondly, some think that larger breasts are better for breastfeeding.
1. Do men like big breasts more than small ones?
We certainly recommend that women and men appreciate each other for what they are, not just for certain body parts. When you are considering marrying a person, many other factors weigh a lot more, such as do the two of you like each other's company, can you work together in taking care of the home & possible children, do you share similar interests and a similar worldview, etc.
But as long as the world continues with this craze of body appearance, you might be interested to know that NOT all men - not even most men - care about breast size per se.
We have received numerous comments FROM MEN over the years, noting that it is WOMEN who do the most fussing over breast size, not men. The general ideas in these letters we've received are:
Please also read the following excerpts from a long letter sent to us by a male:
2. What about my breastfeeding abilities?
First of all, if your breasts are small before pregnancy, chances are they will double (or even triple) their size during pregnancy. Then, when the mature milk comes in (a few days after giving birth), breasts become even larger. But even if they don't end up very large, there have been studies done that indicate that small breasts can produce milk in the exact same quantities as larger ones.
What differs is the storage capacity. Between feedings, the breasts continue making milk, and this milk is stored in the milk ducts within the breasts. Larger breasts have longer ducts, so they can store a larger quantity of milk between feedings. In practical terms it means that women with small breasts may need to nurse more often than women with large breasts.
Just keep in mind that the milk production itself does not obey breast size—it depends on the amount of milk glands, and women with small or large breasts usually have the same amount of glands.
Please see also our article Breast size and breastfeeding for more information.
Can I make my small breasts bigger?
Besides breast implants, there is no surefire method to increase breast size. We have explained the details of what affects the breast size, and what doesn't, on this page.
Don't let small breasts keep you from feeling pretty. Don't buy into the fashion magazines' message! Small breasts are very pretty and feminine! There shouldn't be any reason to hide the fact that you have small breasts.
Study into dressing with your body type. One idea for girls with a small bustline is to wear shirts that have details or pockets at the bustline. Or, try layering: a tank top under a cardigan or button-down shirt. Another possibility yet is to wear lloaty, loose-fitting blouses (but without plunging necklines).
You can find quite a bit of dressing advice for small-busted women on the Internet. Search for "dressing small busted" or for "dress body type", or for "dress body shape".
Then don't forget the HAIR - it's the most single important part of feminine look, and you have LOTS of control over that. If you can afford it, go to some stylist that can give you advice on your hair style that would fit the shape of your FACE. Or, search for 'hairstyle shape face' in Google.
You might notice that other people won't pay nearly so much attention to your chest size as you do, anyway. Hopefully stop worrying about it too, and instead consider your small breasts to be BEAUTIFUL, because they are!