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Sometimes it seems like your breasts change right before your very own eyes—they’re bigger at certain points in your menstrual cycle, your nipples stick out when you’re turned on, and as you age, your girls may, unfortunately, head toward your knees. “Many changes are due to fluctuating hormone levels,” 

Everyday Things That Can Change Your Breast

says Richard Bleicher, M.D., surgical oncologist and director of the Breast Fellowship Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Other factors—diet, medications, and certain activities—can influence your dynamic duo too though. While they may not be able to predict the weather à la Mean Girls’ Karen Smith, your breasts tell you a whole lot about what’s happening in your body and your health.
Everyday Things That Can Change Your Breast


Your menstrual cycle is divided into two halves: your follicular phase, during the first part of your cycle (your period is day one) and your luteal phase, after ovulation. During the follicular phase, especially five to seven days after your period, estrogen and progesterone levels are low and your breasts are at their minimum volume, says Jennifer Litton, M.D., associate processor of breast medical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Since they’re the least hormonally stimulated during this time, this is the most accurate picture of what your breasts are really like. 
Everyday Things That Can Change Your Breast


As estrogen and progesterone levels rise following ovulation, you experience an increase in blood flow to your breasts, which can increase their fullness, nodularity, and tenderness. In a study of more than 200 premenopausal women who received mammograms in both the follicular and luteal phase, researchers found that breast density and size was greater in the luteal phase. “If you feel something unusual in your breast, track it during different times in your menstrual cycle because it may be due to changes in your hormones,” Litton says. If it doesn’t go away, have your doctor check it out.
Everyday Things That Can Change Your Breast


Your breasts are made up of breast tissue (including lobules and ducts that are called into action while breastfeeding) and fat tissue. So when you gain weight, your breasts increase in size. When you lose weight, you may notice they shrink. The amount of fat each woman gains or loses in her breasts depends on breast composition, which isn’t the same for everyone. Some women have denser breasts, which means they have more breast tissue and least fatty tissue. These women may not notice as large of a shift in breast size when they gain and lose weight as a woman who has a greater proportion of fatty tissue would.Click here for more factors that can affect your breast size and shape.
Everyday Things That Can Change Your Breast


Who could ever forget her first training bra? The changes that occur during puberty are largely due to a surge of estrogen. Breast growth is often the first sign that puberty has begun. At first a breast bud—a small raised bump under your nipple—starts to grow. Next, the nipple and areola grow larger and darken in color and over time breasts continue to grow. They don’t always sprout at the same pace—one may be larger than the other for a long time or even forever. It can take several years for your breasts to reach their full size. On average, girls get their first period about two to two-and-a-half years after breast development starts.
Everyday Things That Can Change Your Breast


The majority of changes that occur in your breasts during pregnancy prepare your body for breastfeeding. Blood vessels, ducts, and lobules in your breasts that are involved in producing and transporting milk expand and proliferate. This process can lead to tenderness, heaviness, and a significant increase in your cup size. You’ll also notice your areola and nipples expand. 
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