Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks on Breasts

Stretch marks are almost like a rite of passage for any mother. They are the battle scars of making a new human. Little do many new moms-to-be know is that stretch marks are not just for tummies anymore. You can expect to get these little, and sometimes large, undesired stretch marks on breasts as well. Stretch marks can invade anywhere that the skin is stretched faster than it has capability for. The breasts are a prime target. There is nothing to be concerned about, as these marks are a common plight of pregnancy. Never the less they are not a welcomed one for many moms.

One of the first clues of pregnancy is an ever increasing bust line. Most women begin to complain that their breasts hurt right after ovulation and by the time they are ready to take a test to confirm they are indeed pregnant, they are a cup size larger. This rapid breast tissue growth can lead to many stretch marks on the breasts, to your dismay. Couple this with the next nine months of breast development and then a growing milk supply, and the scenario can get pretty scary. These marks are very common and sometimes unavoidable, but there are tricks you can do to lessen the chances and severity of stretch marks on the breasts.

Your first line of defense is to make sure to keep your skin soft and supple. You can do this as you would your growing belly, with lotions. Coco butter creams are great in aiding in preventing stretch marks. The lotion can be put on daily throughout pregnancy as well as after when you are nursing. Vitamin E and vitamin E creams are also quite effective in treating and preventing stretch marks. If your breasts grow too fast you may find that some stretch marks may be unavoidable. This is especially true for mothers who get severely engorged after child birth.

If you have stretch marks and want to make them diminish over time, then you can use both prescription and over the counter creams to aid in shrinking them. These medications are meant to be applied regularly and as directed onto each stretch mark to help it fade over time. This can be a huge relief for Moms who cannot seem to prevent the stretch marks on breasts from occurring in the first place.


Pregnancy Period - http://www.pregnancy-period.com/stretchmarkbreasts.htm

Women’s Healthcare Topics - http://www.womenshealthcaretopics.com/preg_breast_changes.htm

 Disclaimer:  The information provided within this site is not meant to be a substitute for a medical doctor's opinion.  This site is for informational purposes ONLY.  Please check with your medical practitioner before any type of treatment or prevention method is started.

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