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As the rest of your body changes during pregnancy, your breasts change too. They are getting ready to make and supply milk for your baby.
In the first trimester (weeks 1 to 13):
In the second trimester (weeks 14 to 27):
In the third trimester (week 28 to birth):
As a natural part of pregnancy, your breasts will get bigger and may be sore sometimes. They also may leak colostrum, especially later in pregnancy. If these changes bother you, here are some ideas you can try.
Padded shoulder straps can help. You may find that bras made from cotton are more comfortable.
They are soft, lighter bras that will still give you a little support as you sleep. Again, cotton may be more comfortable.
Soap can dry out the skin. Just use warm water.
Some breast pads are washable. You can also buy the kind that you use once and throw away.
Current as of:
February 23, 2022
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: February 23, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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