DIY Firming Breasts after breast feeding baby

Breast feeding is a joy however, the number one down side to breast feeding is that it loosens breast tissue and makes them sag. Having a solid plan to minimize breast tissue relaxation will help get you back feeling like yourself faster and boost confidence. Here are a few tried and true at home remedies for firming breasts postpartum.

Massage– regular breast massage at least 3 times weekly with olive, almond oil, egg yolks or cucumber or Aloe Vera. All of these are readily available in the kitchen pantry or on Amazon. These natural products increase the tone and elasticity of tissue. Massage increases blood circulation which, stimulates muscle growth and cell repair.

Exercise– Breast exercises that build the pectoralis muscle are the best way to lift breast tissue. Try doing push-ups, planks, weight training such as arm curls, chest presses and dumbbell flys.

Yoga– Yoga poses that focus on the upper body, specifically the chest and chest muscles and upper arms. Try these simple but highly effective poses -Forward bend, Cobra, Triangle, Bow, Bridge and warrior yoga poses.

Running and jogging, are great ways to lose weight but can counteract efforts to firm breast if proper sports bras that prevent jostling movements are not worn each time.

Author
Dr. Anna Le A Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Anna Le received her Medical Doctor degree in 1998 from George Washington University. Dr. Le completed an OB/GYN residency at Howard University in 2003. Dr. Le is the founder of Annandale OBGYN. She began her practice in 2003. Dr. Le offers comprehensive care for women throughout their lifetime, from pregnancy and childbirth to the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, menopause, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Le specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures including laparoscopy, endometrial ablation and hysteroscopic Essure procedures. She also practices the full scope of office gynecology including management of abnormal pap smears, adolescent medicine, hormone therapy, birth control, abnormal bleeding , sexual dysfunction, diagnostic ultrasound for obstetric and gynecologic disorders.

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