Pregnancy brings some amazing, albeit super crazy, changes to your body. But if you thought the craziness would be over after delivery, think again. The postpartum months bring a multitude of changes to your body too, especially if you're breastfeeding.
When I was expecting my first child, I began researching all of the things that happen to your body when you breastfeed. And, to be honest, I was a little freaked out. My boobs would actually spray milk? What kind of sorcery is that? And what about my appearance. Would I feel like a supermodel or a cow? Would I finally have the boobs of my dreams?
Yes and no. Though I definitely went up a few cup sizes, and never complained about it once, I wasn't prepared for the other changes that accompanied my larger bosoms. Because your boobs aren’t the only thing that change during breastfeeding. Everything from the chemicals in your new-mom brain, to your pants size can see some kind of difference. And while it's truly a beautiful and exciting transition, it can be a lot to handle. Knowing what changes to expect during the breastfeeding phase may help lessen the shock of rediscovering your postpartum body.