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I've never heard women made fun of because of their "smaller" breasts. In fact, I would dare anyone to comment on my private areas and we'll see who gets harrassment charges. My boobs are mine, my business, no one else's. Do you hear people commenting on women's vaginas?
 

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One of my friends had a breast reduction surgery. She is very happy with it. She mentioned she has less back pain, she feels better about herself, and she can buy clothes easier also.</div>
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My cousin who just turned 18 had a breast reduction last year. Her change was not drastically noticable, but I know that it has helped her out a lot. If I had health insurace, I'm sure I would qualify.
 

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I have a friend who is made fun of for having small breasts. Hell, I'm guilty of participating in the past.<br><br><br><br>
ETA: It was when she tried to say she wore the same size bra as me. Our old roommate told her to go get one that fits.
 

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Do you hear people commenting on women's vaginas?</div>
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Unfortunately, I have. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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Well, it seems like everyone is bashing them because they think it is a self esteem issue. There is quite a few more reasons to get them then that.<br><br>
First of all, you don't know how embarassing it is to have to buy a bra in the little girls section because there is no such thing as a AA size bra in womens. And secondly, its hard to get a job when you work in a professional field when womens suits do not fit you at all because they have those little sown in lines for boobs that sag when you wear them.<br><br>
As a personal experience, I had great self esteem, and a wonderful man who loved me. I was happy with myself and so was he. I did it for no one else but me. I'm the kind of person who doesn't really care about anyone elses opinion, even the person closest to me. hehe.<br><br>
I can't say that I don't feel 1000x better about the way I look since I got them.. because I would be lying. I personally think that they have improved my self esteem even though it was fine to begin with. Hell, honestly I've always had a bit of an ego. LOL. I did it for a lot of reasons... but overall it was for me, because I wanted it, because it made things easier for me. I feel like a woman now. Not that I didn't before, but it was just different.<br><br>
There are many people who do it for the wrong reasons, but there are also many cases where it is truely valid. I think its something that needs to be viewed on a case by case basis and not ruled out as "wrong". For instance, a girl I used to know had heart surgery and one breast removed because of it. She later got an implant to even it out. I got them because of an issue I had when I was younger which stunted my growth.<br><br>
So, yeah. heh.
 

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I would never get them.I hate them,it just doesnt make any sense to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"><br><br>
Have you noticed that the majority of women have them now?I dont mean to be inconsiderate if a woman has issues with her breasts,but why not work on her self esteem first?And besides,women are beautiful no matter what shape her breasts are.We should accept what we have been given.And remember,God gave us breasts to nourish our babies,thats why we have them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
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I only disagree with one thing. I don't believe a majority of women have them.
 

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just te whole procedure sounds a bit freaky..<br><br>
i dont think i could trust someone with m y body...afraid they would mess up and id have a defornity for life..
 

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I've never been made fun of for my breast size.. not even when I was younger. I'm an A now and I've been as small as AA.
 

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I went straight to a D cup by 6th grade. I never had a B or a C, but I've had a DD DDD and a bit bigger. After pregnancy and nursing, I went down to a C cup. Now, I am back up to a DD.<br><br><br><br>
I would not get implants, nor would I suggest anyone else get them, under any circumstances. They are toxic, dangerous and unhealthy. Period.<br><br><br><br>
I don't like how implants look or feel. They are creepy and non-human and can make you really sick. I have known people who had them and liked them for short periods of time, but ultimately everyone I have known that has them regrets it eventually. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:">
 

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feeding an infant isn't the only purpose of breasts. They are (obviously) a part of foreplay and the like. They certainly aren't everything but they shouldn't be played off as simply a way to feed the child. A man's fascination with breasts isn't just an overplayed facet of pop culture---it is the way of humans.
 

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I've never heard women made fun of because of their "smaller" breasts. In fact, I would dare anyone to comment on my private areas and we'll see who gets harrassment charges. My boobs are mine, my business, no one else's. Do you hear people commenting on women's vaginas?</div>
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Well, for 6 years I struggled with being 20 lbs underweight, weighing in at 102 for my 5'7" frame. Naturally, everything was smaller. And I was constantly invalidated by other women in regard to my breasts and womanhood, even though I felt I was nicely proportioned at 34B at such a petite size. The worst part of it was that my friends were the most merciless, making digs whenever an opportunity arose. And the larger breasted they were, the more they felt inclined to pass on such negative comments. I've never understood this - why do people want to make others feel bad about themselves? Especially a friend - aren't friends there to support and nurture, to bring one up rather than down? It seems so many people are caught up in a compare and compete way of life rather than seeking harmony and positive development. This whole attitude became even worse when I was pregnant. Women gave no consideration whatsoever to appraising every aspect of my physical state - how large my breasts were on any given day, my butt, how much belly I had and how much in turn was fat vs. baby... it went on and on, day after day. And when I started nursing, "Oh, your breasts aren't looking as full today. Are they getting smaller?" My god! The only person I ever wanted observing my body so minutely was my partner, and I never wanted it to become a topic of conversation, beyond such abstract points as we make in this discussion. And yes, I have heard vaginal size discussed - whether someone is tight or lose, how they smell, whatever...<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I think you must be blessed to live in an environment that is closer to what I would like, or I am cursed to have encountered these demoralizing situations in the many places I have lived over the years. Truthfully, the worst of it has been here in SoCal, where image seems to be so much more the focus.<br><br><br><br><b>OrganicVegan:</b> How long after you stopped nursing was it before your breasts filled back in? Would you attribute it to anything you ate or did? It's been 11 months since I stopped nursing, and they have marginally ebbed toward my original 120 lb size (before the underweight years), but still aren't close. Were you younger when you nursed? With time I am adjusting to this and other changes child birth wrought on my body, but I can't say I don't still hope I might get back what I was accustomed to having for as much weight as I'm carrying. Oh, and when you first stopped nursing, did you end up with all the breast in the lower half, or did they stay round? If the former, did they fill back in the top half once the size increased?
 

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I would not get implants, nor would I suggest anyone else get them, under any circumstances. They are toxic, dangerous and unhealthy. Period.</div>
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Actually, they aren't anymore. Implants are no longer filled with silicon, they are now filled with saline, which is a salt water solution. Its nearly impossible to be able to get them with silicon anymore. Because of that, there is little to none health risks with them.. not including the surgery itself, they pose a close health risk to getting a piercing.
 

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feeding an infant isn't the only purpose of breasts. They are (obviously) a part of foreplay and the like. They certainly aren't everything but they shouldn't be played off as simply a way to feed the child. A man's fascination with breasts isn't just an overplayed facet of pop culture---it is the way of humans.</div>
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Well, MY breasts are for my own personal viewing pleasure, not some man's. I can enjoy my body more than anyone else ever could.
 

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The worst part of it was that my friends were the most merciless, making digs whenever an opportunity arose. And the larger breasted they were, the more they felt inclined to pass on such negative comments. I've never understood this - why do people want to make others feel bad about themselves? Especially a friend - aren't friends there to support and nurture, to bring one up rather than down?</div>
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My guess is that you are much prettier than your friends, and it makes them feel better to make fun of your small breasts because big breasts is all they've got going for them. I've got a friend who says nasty things about different aspects of me, like she's desperately trying to find something wrong with me, "you don't suit your hair like that", "your breasts are tiny", "you're far too skinny" etc. (basically pulling apart everything i like about myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/veryangry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":grr:"> ). She is far from perfect, but i would never say anything about her. I could easily turn around and say to her "yeh? well your hair's a frizzy mess, your breasts are huge and saggy, and you're overweight", but i'm not like that at all, that would be nasty and cheeky.
 

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Well, MY breasts are for my own personal viewing pleasure, not some man's. I can enjoy my body more than anyone else ever could.</div>
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you seem to misunderstand me. I'm not saying that the purpose of breasts is to please men. I'm saying that it's natural for men to be attracted to breasts, it's nothing new.
 

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Actually, they aren't anymore. Implants are no longer filled with silicon, they are now filled with saline, which is a salt water solution. Its nearly impossible to be able to get them with silicon anymore. Because of that, there is little to none health risks with them.. not including the surgery itself, they pose a close health risk to getting a piercing.</div>
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I am interested in knowing where you have sourced this information, because I have researched this issue, spoken with MD's and Surgeons, read the statistics and studies and know that what you have stated is simply not true.<br><br><br><br>
How could the risks be even remotely similar to being peirced?<br><br><br><br>
A breast implant is a manufactued prosthesis that is implanted in your body, near your lymph glands and other vital areas, intrusively placed there, causing stagnation in the area, congesting your immune system, not a piece of metal or bone or wood put through a surface area!<br><br><br><br>
Anyone not in the US can get silicone-filled implants. At any rate, even in the US the capsules themselves are made of silicone.<br><br><br><br>
Symptoms and disorders shown to be prevalent in those with with implants who did not have these issues prior to implantation:<br><br><br><br>
fatigue<br><br>
dizziness<br><br>
muscle aches<br><br>
numbness, pain and tingling of the arms<br><br>
dry eyes<br><br>
memory problems<br><br>
overgrowth of fungus mold and bacteria<br><br>
scleroderma<br><br>
rheumatoid arthritis<br><br>
Lupus<br><br>
Peripheral neuropathy<br><br>
Central neural toxic neuropathy<br><br>
Cervical and axillary lymphadenopathy<br><br>
Fibromyalgia<br><br>
Myocytis symptoms that are part of the syndrome<br><br>
Fatigue<br><br>
Night sweats<br><br>
Hair loss<br><br>
Abdominal pain<br><br>
Pulmonary hypersensitivity with dyspnea<br><br>
Emotional instability<br><br>
Joint and tendon pain<br><br>
Multiple chemical sensitivities<br><br>
Food and inhalant sensitivities<br><br>
Skin problems<br><br><br><br>
Though saline implants have been the method of choice, new research has revealed some shocking dangers associated with them, also. The manufactures themselves, in data presented to the FDA recently admitted: 60% of women with saline implants have complications within four years 3% suffer leakage within three years causing a deflated implant 8% of implants have to be removed within three years<br><br><br><br>
Other risks include:<br><br><br><br>
Hardening of the breasts<br><br>
Loss of sensation in the nipple or breast<br><br>
Shifting of the implant from its original position<br><br>
Interference with mammography reading that may hamper cancer detection<br><br><br><br>
Below is the List of Chemicals which experts have analyzed<br><br>
to be in the explanted breast implant shell envelopes and gels.<br><br><br><br>
Methyl Ethyl Ketone<br><br>
Cyclohexane<br><br>
Isopropyl Alcohol<br><br>
Denatured Alcohol<br><br>
Acetone<br><br>
Urethane<br><br>
Lacquer thinner<br><br>
Ethyl Acetate<br><br>
Epoxy Resin<br><br>
Epoxy hardener<br><br>
Amine<br><br>
Printing ink<br><br>
Toluene<br><br>
Freon<br><br>
Silicone<br><br>
Lofol (formaldehyde)<br><br>
Flux<br><br>
Metal cleaning acid<br><br>
Eastman 910 glue (Cyanoacyryiates)<br><br>
Talcum Powder<br><br>
Color Pigments as release agents<br><br>
Oakite (a cleaning solvent)<br><br>
Ethylene Oxide (ETO)<br><br>
Carbob black<br><br>
Xylene<br><br>
Hexane<br><br>
Hexanone 2<br><br>
Antioxidant (rubber)<br><br>
Zinc Oxide<br><br>
Naphtha (rubber solvent)<br><br>
Phenol<br><br>
Benzene-Known carcinogen!!!!<br><br>
Polyvinyl Chloride (Liquid Vinyl)<br><br>
Methylene Chloride/Dichloromethane.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Bad news. Risky. Not healthy. Period. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:">
 

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My guess is that you are much prettier than your friends, and it makes them feel better to make fun of your small breasts because big breasts is all they've got going for them. I've got a friend who says nasty things about different aspects of me, like she's desperately trying to find something wrong with me, "you don't suit your hair like that", "your breasts are tiny", "you're far too skinny" etc. (basically pulling apart everything i like about myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/veryangry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":grr:"> ). She is far from perfect, but i would never say anything about her. I could easily turn around and say to her "yeh? well your hair's a frizzy mess, your breasts are huge and saggy, and you're overweight", but i'm not like that at all, that would be nasty and cheeky.</div>
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Mayhaps. Seems to me everyone is beautiful, although perhaps these friends felt an aesthetic difference. I know I never thought mine were small at all because I felt that term was a comparison to the rest of one's own body rather than to other people's breasts whose bodies are nothing like one's own. This is in part why the comments disturbed me - because these friends were asserting an appraisal of me in contradiction with my self image that was phrased and geared toward a negative view.<br><br><br><br>
We sound to be alike in how we want to be treated and how we in turn treat others. I did at one point, with a friend who was the worst in this area, respond, "Can't you ever say anything nice?" Funny. Her feelings were so hurt from that comment that she was crying and rebuffed me. I ended up apologizing to her, which is how we became really good friends - because she saw that I cared about her feelings. To this day she talks about how glad she is that I apologized for that. Although I wonder if she considers how my feelings were affected through it all.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I found that as comfortable as sports bras are, they just weren't flattering. I gave them up, and I've got extra padding every where now, so the comments have mostly ceased. There are still some out there who get a dig in sometimes. I often wonder if I am insulting without realizing it and therefore causing these kinds of comments.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>silvrwood</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br><b>OrganicVegan:</b> How long after you stopped nursing was it before your breasts filled back in? Would you attribute it to anything you ate or did? It's been 11 months since I stopped nursing, and they have marginally ebbed toward my original 120 lb size (before the underweight years), but still aren't close. Were you younger when you nursed? With time I am adjusting to this and other changes child birth wrought on my body, but I can't say I don't still hope I might get back what I was accustomed to having for as much weight as I'm carrying. Oh, and when you first stopped nursing, did you end up with all the breast in the lower half, or did they stay round? If the former, did they fill back in the top half once the size increased?</div>
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My body has been through so many changes, due mostly to injuries like car accident-related spinal injuries and the like and the resulting weight gain. I am heavier now than I was before and so have fuller breasts again. I have been told that my breasts are very "round" and so I think that the shape of them is just naturally that way! I was young when nursing (20-21) and yes, they got a bit "flappy" and "deflated" looking for a while. They are very full, and rounded ( I could send a picture, LOL) but they change monthly! My man likes to say that he gets "different boobies" all month long ! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Sometimes they are perkier and other times they are more pendulous, depending on where I am in my cycle.<br><br>
I wouldn't take back the gift I've given to my daughter for anything, though, as I'm sure you would not either. To not breast feed for vanity's sake is a sad, sad thing indeed. Breast feeding is the BEST thing for a baby, period. That's why it is a natural part of the human experience!<br><br><br><br>
If you feel self-conscious, there are natural ways to address this. You could gain a little bit of weight for more fullness, work the pec muscles to achieve a bit of a lift that way, there are herbal supplements that have been said to help increase bust size, and a friend of mine does self-hypnosis to increase bust size! Really! It has worked..I have seen it. The other option is "relactation" Yes, you read that correctly. Breasts naturally become firmer and fuller when full of milk! You are doing the "wonder bra/padding" thing and when that helps you feel better, good! If you ever wanted surgery, a "lift" is less intrusive than an artificial implant, but still surgery all the same.<br><br><br><br>
Hope this helps! I think you are a beautiful woman, and intelligent too, based on your posts! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/kiss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":kiss:">
 

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<b>OrganicVegan:</b> Wow! I'm sorry to hear you suffered such a terrible injury. I hope there was no permanent damage, although I understand no injury is without long term effects.<br><br><br><br>
And you are right - I would never rescind the decision or commitment to nursing for any reason. My son's health is phenomenal, and the benefits to his IQ and my own health are beyond questioning. I just always wonder if there were different weaning techniques or other secrets I could have used (so I can pass on the knowledge or use it if I ever have another) that would have impacted them a little less harshly.<br><br><br><br>
I actually tried on some of the padded bras and wonder bras but found they are unflattering more than the opposite; they push my breasts in to the center and make them flop over the tops so that everything is compacted inward and up giving me this ridiculous smooshed pointy look that only works if I'm going for the cleavage look. I don't know how those bras sell so many unless they just work better for other people. When I gave up sports bras I went for a standard non-stretch underwire bra with a light lining to give the bra strength to hold my shape as otherwise all that happened was the smoosh. When my breasts were firm the thin layer of cotton or spandex was enough because my breasts held their own shape, but now they just head south or flatten against my body with any pressure, which is how the stretch fabrics work. Anyway, sports bras just act more like minimizers, but they are hello comfortable. And since I'm on the topic, what bras do you ladies recommend for comfort and aesthetics?<br><br><br><br>
Thank you for your reassuring and generous compliments. You are kind, and it means so much to have that kindness passed on to me.
 
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