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BrightOranges Thu 29-Dec-16 21:39:51

The breast is not considered fully mature until a woman gives birth and begins to produce milk (Love & Lindsey 1995).

And that breast tissue continues to grow until age 35.

Just read this on LLLI website.

Dogivemeabreak Thu 29-Dec-16 21:48:46


BrightOranges Thu 29-Dec-16 21:56:49

And what? I was just doing some research and I didn't expect a woman's breast not to be fully mature until it produces milk.

That is all. Nothing else.

BrightOranges Thu 29-Dec-16 21:58:29

Nor did I realise that breast tissue continues to grow for so long.

I wonder how many others know that fact.

SovietKitsch Thu 29-Dec-16 22:00:21

Ducking hell, 35? Does that mean mine can get larger still, angry

Hassled Thu 29-Dec-16 22:00:24

Well I for one did not know that fact. What happens after the age of 35 - do the breasts inevitably start to shrink and droop, or was that just me?

ScarletForYa Thu 29-Dec-16 22:02:42

That's mad, I've heard of women having reductions and new breast tissue growing back but I thought that was just a fluke of nature!


BrightOranges Thu 29-Dec-16 22:04:17

Exactly! Who knows?

zzzzz Thu 29-Dec-16 22:04:41

I was amazed to find out boobs can produce milk without you having a baby.shockgrin How clever.

BrightOranges Thu 29-Dec-16 22:05:50

Oh don't say that. I had a reduction and uplift a long time ago and mine are back to being huge again. It must be all that extra tissue growth!

BathshebaNewYearStone Thu 29-Dec-16 22:06:55

That's a random fact to stun DS1 with!

BrightOranges Thu 29-Dec-16 22:09:50

And does that mean breasts are immature prior to lactating? smile

WhatLizzyDid Thu 29-Dec-16 22:11:51

How come mine are shrinking then -despite the rest of me getting bigger- wink

zzzzz Thu 29-Dec-16 22:14:50

I think womens bodies pre-birth are "immature" not just their breasts.

lilapril Thu 29-Dec-16 22:15:17

Fascinating OP

I nearly started a thread on here as my boobs have gone from a B to a D cup in a few months (I'm not pregnant), I thought that at 30 they'd stopped growing, but I guess this answers my question!

Haudyerwheesht Thu 29-Dec-16 22:16:31

Isn't the breast tissue thing the reason why you don't get a mammogram usually until after 35? I've been referred twice to the breast clinic for lumps and given scans instead because I was 'too young'

BrightOranges Thu 29-Dec-16 22:18:14

I feel a little naive not to know this. I'm over 35 so can't even blame it on being immature anymore. Evidently.

mummydawn07 Thu 29-Dec-16 22:39:09

good lord I hope my breast don't continue to grow, they're bloody big enough as it is lol, I didn't know either of those facts so thank your for sharing OP! you learn something new everyday as the saying goes

Lilicat1013 Thu 29-Dec-16 23:08:11

I can't produce milk so I will never be mature. That's interesting, although I definitely don't need them to grow any more, bras are expensive enough.

SawdustInMyHair Thu 29-Dec-16 23:13:13

Well, that explains how I've gone up 2 cup sizes between 28 and 32!

VeryBitchyRestingFace Thu 29-Dec-16 23:16:36

I think womens bodies pre-birth are "immature" not just their breasts.

So an octogenerian with a hip replacement and false kneecaps/teeth etc etc has an "immature" body?

VeryBitchyRestingFace Thu 29-Dec-16 23:18:47

The bit about "immaturity" sounds like misogynistic bollocks to me, OP.

Much in the same vein as the Freudian theory that only "immature" women climaxed through stimulation of the clitorus.

zzzzz Thu 29-Dec-16 23:19:50

So an octogenerian with a hip replacement and false kneecaps/teeth etc etc has an "immature" body?

grinyes in that it will not have developed beyond pre-pregnancy state.

clumsyduck Thu 29-Dec-16 23:20:50

God I hope mine grow a bit bigger ! fgrin

DesolateWaist Thu 29-Dec-16 23:26:18

Well I've been pregnant but never given birth. Am I stuck in between worlds?

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