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Weight of bf breasts

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Orangedaisy Sat 13-May-17 14:04:24

Ok, this is a bit silly but I was wondering how much more than usual a pair of ebf breasts weigh. Anyone know? I weigh about a stone and a half more than I feel is my fighting weight (as such) and am curious how much is just extra boobage...?

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sat 13-May-17 16:02:30

No idea sorry can't remember ever weighing them grin

Orangedaisy Sat 13-May-17 16:45:11

Don't worry, I'm not crazy enough to be balancing them on the scales!

littlefurrysheep Sat 13-May-17 17:02:20

I weighed myself when my milk came in and they were obscene and I was 10kg more than my booking appt. then when they had settled down the following week I weighed myself again, 6kg less confused can't wait to see what this week brings! Not that I'm going to get anywhere near scales without my fussy 3kg attachment this week!

mowglik Sat 13-May-17 17:11:43

I have no idea but it must be a significant amount - my sister keeps telling me I'm becoming hunchbacked since giving birth and I keep telling her it's the weight of my boobs pulling me down!

Orangedaisy Sat 13-May-17 17:45:36

With apparent lack of scientific study on this then, I shall assume my full extra stone and a half is boob and continue eating cake and chocolate with no guilt.

PastysPrincess Sat 13-May-17 17:48:29

I dont know how much they weighed but mine were massive when my milk came in. I went up 2 bra sizes. I could eat whatever I wanted when I was EBF and not gain weight but sadly it caught up with me when I returned to work.

meditrina Sat 13-May-17 18:04:14

If you want to know, you'll need to dip them in a bowl of water and see how much is displaced (the Archimedean principle) then use typical adipose density to find weight, and round up a bit to allow for the times when you are milkier.

(IIRC! You have to be about H cup before it's enough in itself to skew BMI range, though)

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