Debunking a Breast Feeding Myth - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/9/07

Debunking a Breast Feeding Myth

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Have you ever heard women say that pregnancy made them bigger on top and breast feeding made them sag?

A team of plastic surgeons at the University of Kentucky have been investigating that over the years and have determined that the saggy part is a myth. The researchers evaluated body mass index, medical history, and smoking habits of women who had been pregnant and say it's not breast feeding that makes the breasts sag. Instead, it is the number of pregnancies a woman has.

Smoking takes a lot of the blame because smoking damages the elasticity of the skin which causes Breast Ptosis, the scientific name for saggy breasts.

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