DS1 (9 years old...nursed for 7 months - how I wish this forum had been around back then!)
DS2 (after nursing for a tad over two years, I *think* we are done )
I think most women deflate after BF. The way I view it, its a sacrifice we make having kids. All kinds of body parts are now worn out after my two! The boobs are just one.
But what I traded, I got back in my LO's.....
What can ya do!
WOW! Thanks for all the responses. It sounds like I have a pretty good chance of getting small again, which is what I'm hoping for. Right now, I'm as thin as I've ever been except for my chest. I'm in a wedding in August, and I'm impatient to get my dress fitted but want to wait till I settle out.
Next question: I can still squeeze out milk sometimes. When do I dry up altogether?
Mom to Lewis John 6-26-08, Irene Grace 3-22-10, and Malcolm Thomas 2-6-12
IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003
Mom to DD - "MJ" born 9/2007 @ 8lbs 10oz, 21.5" She's 6 years old!
My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09
Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.
Ask me about my successful VBAC! Click here for my birth story.
I am so glad I found this thread! Glad to know I am not the only one who got smaller. I was a 32C pre-baby, a 36D Pregnant (I gained a lot ) and pretty much a 34 C nursing (it doesn't make sense, but I gained a lot of extra weight around my ribcage). Now I am barely a 32B and very saggy.
As far as the milk, I could still sweeze a touch of milk out for a couple of months or so after I weaned until it all dried up.
Loving my Beautiful High Needs Baby Girl born 12/28/06