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Breasts: in puberty, during pregnancy and lactation

  1. In addition to connective tissue, the female breast consists mainly of glandular tissue and fat tissue. The latter mainly serves as padding for your breasts. The amount of fat tissue determines the size of your breasts. On the outside of the breast is the nipple, surrounded by the areola or areola. Your breasts change throughout your life. There are several cycles in your life that affect the composition and appearance of your breasts. Pregnancy is one of them.

Female breast anatomy

  1. Muscles and connective tissue There are no muscles in a woman's breast, but under the breast is the large pectoral muscle, the pectoralis major

Is there the perfect breast?

  1. To get straight to the point: the perfection woman's breast does not exist. There are as many models and shapes as there are women. The size and shape of the breast varies from woman to woman. Most women's breasts don't look like the perfectly shaped and smooth, streak-free and hairless breasts shown in commercials and possibly photoshopped. Nipple hairs are not uncommon and stretch marks on your breasts are a very normal phenomenon. Let that be a comfort. Moreover, sooner or later most women will have to deal with sagging breasts

Extra breasts and nipples

  1. Sometimes extra (rudimentary) breasts and nipples develop. Extra nipples are called polythelie and extra breasts are called polymasty

Breasts change during your lifetime

  1. Lifecycle Your breasts change throughout your life. There are several cycles in your life that affect the composition and appearance of your breasts. During your life cycle, your breasts first get bigger and then smaller. You have the largest cup size between the ages of thirtieth and fortieth. Until puberty, there is no difference between a boy's and a girl's chest: both are then equally flat. From the onset of puberty, which occurs anywhere from the age of 9 to 14, girls begin to develop breasts

Your breasts during pregnancy

  1. Fully grown during pregnancy During your first pregnancy, the growth process of your breasts comes to a head. Only then will your breasts be fully grown. During pregnancy, your breasts can gain up to double or even quadruple in weight. During the first few weeks in particular, your breasts may feel tender and tense, and after about eight weeks, your breasts will become swords and lumpier. Your breasts are preparing for suckling. Pubic fat gives way to mammary glands and milk ducts. Your breasts no longer consist mainly of connective tissue, but mainly of mammary gland tissue. Because your breasts increase in size in a relatively short time during pregnancy, you can get stretch marks or stretch marks. About half of pregnant women develop welts or stretch marks

Your breasts while suckling

  1. Lactating breast

Your breasts after menopause

  1. In pre-menopause, many women experience that their breasts are more sensitive. Your breasts may feel tense

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