Can I still breastfeed with small breasts?

Q I want to breastfeed when my baby arrives, but my breasts are small and I’m worried my baby won’t get enough milk.


Health visitor Dawn replies: The amount of milk produced doesn’t depend on the size of your breasts. Most of the difference in breast size between non-pregnant women is down to the different amount of fat in the breasts. You need milk-producing and storing tissue to make milk, and this is laid down during pregnancy. Most women find this means their breasts do get bigger, especially towards the end of pregnancy. Even with this extra growth, some women still have smallish breasts, but they are just as likely as anyone else to be able to breastfeed.


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