Comments on: Double A http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 12 May 2014 21:29:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: CR http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-496877 CR Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:23:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-496877 I read this post when I’m feeling extra self-conscious about my naturally lopsided AA-A/B combo. (Actually, if there were a 3A…) Thanks for your honesty and for all the comments it inspired.

Lately I’m convinced that between Angelina Jolie’s decision and the popularity of Downton Abbey, flat chests are going to be all the rage any day now.

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By: JulieO http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-456612 JulieO Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:59:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-456612 Thank you for sharing this. I have always been lopsided. But not that noticibly until after nursing both my babies for a year each. Both of my kids liked the left side best. The bigger side. And now that I am no longer nursing and almost 40 years old…blah…looking in the mirror after showering kind of depresses me. I have never been able to go without a bra. Especially these days. You wouldn’t have to be staring to notice one side is a B cup and the other a C.
Teary eyed after watching the Dove video.

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By: f http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-346994 f Fri, 09 Mar 2012 13:50:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-346994 Hilarious post! I have a knee that predicts the weather following reconstructive surgery when I was 16 and my right breast has always been smaller than my left which is most inconvenient: C cup on the right and DD cup on the left – someone should invent a bra that has one cup smaller than the other :D

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By: k http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-329972 k Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:14:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-329972 Several years ago I was doing a big of researching for a friend who had a breast tumor. I came across some interesting info about the body’s reaction to deoderants and other products (including lotions) that can settle into the fatty tissues of the breast. Might be worth a google! Love your blog !! And i loved a long weekend in Paris a few years ago… would love to return to France. Enjoy!

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By: beth http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-256651 beth Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:17:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-256651 my best friend sent me to your blog. she knew i would love it. i feel like i wrote it. freaking awesome.

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By: Kristina http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-256261 Kristina Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:54:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-256261 I wanted to mention this one little wee thing. ;D Each of my children preferred nursing on my right side. I think it was because that was the side I felt most comfortable holding them on. But, the first two kids nursed on both sides. The third one refused to nurse on the left side after the first two weeks. Now, normally, I am one of those double D gals you mention in the post. Now, imagine that one of my breasts shrinks to a C cup and the other hikes it’s way up to a K. Yup, I had the exact same problem you did. I just had to deal with it for one kid, though. I love your solution! And, I’m really glad you are cancer free.

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By: Marianne http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-254882 Marianne Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:04:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-254882 Love your sense of humor – I am surfing my favourite blogs while breastfeeding(!) and had to laugh out loud when I read about your weather-forcasting breast. ;)

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By: Melissa L. http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-1/#comment-254455 Melissa L. Fri, 04 Mar 2011 13:25:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-254455 Me too. Small and perky, OK – small and droopy, boo hoo.

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By: amy http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-254415 amy Fri, 04 Mar 2011 04:53:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-254415 I know this is an old post, but I had to write because I just read it. I was a b cup before i had my baby, during nursing, my right boob was barely an “a” and my left swelled to more than a “d”. I looked like a freak! The doctor said there is nothing I could do because I lacked ducts in that breast. So while I was nursing, I used those little cutlets (I had to put two on the right side and it was still smaller!). After I was done nursing, both breasts deflated to barely an “a”. I actually like the smaller chest. I have to say, your fake boob looks really good and I was wondering where you got it? Weird question I know but I may need it again if/when I have my second. Thank you for sharing that and helping me realize I’m not the only one.

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By: julie. http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-254133 julie. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 18:26:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-254133 okay, I just saw this. Very interesting and thanks for sharing! I’m an A and my left side has always been messed up as well. When nursing my kids, the left always got plugged ducts, multiple bouts of mastitis, and once the mastitis became an abscess and I wound up in the ER to have it drained. Now that both kids are weaned, I’m back to an A (well A cup is a bit roomy on me, but AA too small) with a slightly larger left side. I personally think being flat chested looks better (not just saying that because I am!) – more runway-type stylish, and makes one look thinner overall :)
One of the things that is holding me back from having a 3rd baby is I’m not sure I can endure another year of painful plugged ducts, mastitis, fevers, etc!

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By: brianna http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-244520 brianna Wed, 02 Feb 2011 22:01:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-244520 I know I’m a little late for commenting, but I had to. I just read this today, it popped up under one of your other posts and caught my attention. I’m in the tiny A club as well, and also had a lumpectomy (non cancerous) in one breast. The lump(s) came back too by the way and I suspect it has something to do with scar tissue. Everything about your story sounds exactly spot on to my experiences. While I was nursing my daughter, the milk ducts became clogged, or hadn’t properly worked because of the scar tissue/scarring and I got clogged and then bled. The doctors I had said I had to stop breast feeding and go on antibiotics. Luckily I got a second opinion from a doctor I trusted. The clog cleared, it was painful, but I was able to continue nursing. Thanks for sharing. You are hilarious.

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By: pinkbrain http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-241400 pinkbrain Sat, 08 Jan 2011 03:52:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-241400 You know how when you hear a baby cry, you have a letdown response? Well, we live on a busy street with lots of traffic, some of it from fire trucks. The fire station is just up the street. So one day I was out with my son in the car and hear a siren going. Yep, I had a letdown response from the siren noise. Happened every time. Now what freaky part of your brain is responsible for THAT?

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By: Ruthi http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-239770 Ruthi Mon, 20 Dec 2010 05:23:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-239770 Well i just had surgery one week ago, removing enlarged lymph nodes from right axillary(aka arm pit), these were most likely due to silicon being filtered through the lymph nodes and then staying put and hardening and enlarging. seven years ago waterskiing took a huge hit to chest on a fall and popped the boob! so be happy with your small chest. i wish i would have been cause i think it has been the cause of many of my problems . I also was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis one year after the rupture!!! the Doc. said no correlation…..any how the reason i am telling you this huge story is: i thought the surgery would be no big deal, but yes it has been a big deal. My wound opened after a week and drained a profuse amount of fluid, and continues to do so…. what a pain. i had no idea that my armpit would swell up like a tennis ball under there and then drain. this apparently can go on for weeks… oh bother.

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By: cassidy http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-211702 cassidy Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:52:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-211702 I too am an almost-A and am just coming to the end of nursing. Boy has it been a trip. For a while there it was great. My boobs were big, I had a cute baby, and was burning 500 calories a day by letting him suck on them. Then he started to prefer the right boob. So for months now I’ve been walking around with one B-C boob and one almost-A boob. Boy will I be glad when both are flat again.

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By: deborah@applesinwonderland http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-209628 deborah@applesinwonderland Thu, 07 Oct 2010 21:20:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-209628 this is late commenting in the boobie post, but i am your polar opposite. big girls. and let me say it isn’t as glamorous and rosy as you might be led to believe. i had surgery too. i’m more….how do you say? average–now. well, because the circus isn’t in town every week. i’m considering posting about this. hmmm….? am i brave enough? ;)

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By: .tif http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-53996 .tif Sat, 11 Sep 2010 01:39:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-53996 Thank you for this post. I’m not on the extreme side of being lopsided, but when baby E was first born in March, I was very lopsided. One has always been larger than the other, but it’s much more noticeable now that I’m a nursing first-time mom. No one really notices unless I say something, BUT I know and I notice all the time. My milk supply was also different—the bigger side is now called “high test” because my let-down was always jet powered on that side. I’d always gag the baby and he hated that side until just a few weeks ago when my supply evened out and we finally found our rhythm.

Thanks for sharing your story. We really do amazing things as moms, even putting up with our crazy bodies.

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By: Joy http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-53044 Joy Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:47:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-53044 I just found your blog and can you believe, this is the second article I read on it! As a fellow Double A club member I couldn’t resist the title! I’m hooked…now off to transfrom my hubby’s out of date ties into skinny ties!

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By: Tara http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-52234 Tara Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:40:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-52234 Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I missed this when you posted it! Thank you so much for sharing this. I’m dealing with a similar issue and it’s wonderful to read other people’s experiences–especially that breast feeding from only one breast is possible. I had breast cancer and treatment at 26, and a lumpectomy left one side just a little smaller. But now that I’m pregnant, the normal breast has gone up to E while the little one has stayed a full C/little D. I have to stuff an entire pair of tights around the little one to fill out the bra I need to support the big side! I have a fake boob on order so hopefully that’ll work a bit better. And when this baby comes, we’ll see what happens with breastfeeding…. wouldn’t want to be even MORE uneven but really hoping I’ll be able to breastfeed, even though it’s likely only the big/normal boob will produce.

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By: Nona http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-2/#comment-52196 Nona Thu, 02 Sep 2010 02:41:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-52196 Trust me, I’ve got natural F cups. Which means I have back problems, troubles finding bras that fit (38 F is not so common), trouble finding shirts that fit, coats are a joke, and I get harassed constantly by men.
I don’t go to the bar, I don’t go to clubs very often. Because they wont leave me alone.
Plus, I don’t get any cute bras either. :<

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By: Heather http://www.designmom.com/2010/07/double-a/comment-page-1/#comment-52086 Heather Wed, 01 Sep 2010 02:32:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=5537#comment-52086 I had all out squirting from my other breast when I nursed my babies. I called it my fountain. I could seriously spray 3ft out. but that only lasted for the first month or two. Letting down on both sides is completely normal…at least for me.

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