From a dull ache to a sharp stab, breasts hurt in a hundred different ways for a hundred different reasons. For many women, those myriad aches and stabs are the results of normal, healthy hormone fluctuations related to their menstrual cycles. You probably already knew that. But when your hormones go haywire, why do your breasts feel beat up?
Breast Pain and Breast Tenderness: Why Do My Boobs Hurt? | Time
To even the most educated among us, it can be a confusing -- albeit beautiful -- apparatus that should probably require one of those IKEA manuals with easy-to-understand drawings. But fear not, menfolk, because we are here to part the feminine veil. We partnered with the makers of Genius 3D mammography and huddled with a group of curious men to find out what questions they had about lady parts. Here are those questions answered -- without shame. Because everyone ought to know how a woman works.
How to Care for Your Breasts When You're Breastfeeding
Your breasts may change a great deal during pregnancy and breastfeeding, or they may not change very much at all. Hormones that are released by your body while you're pregnant trigger the milk-making tissue in your breasts to grow and begin producing breast milk. Then, after the birth of your child breast milk production kicks into gear and your breasts will start to fill up with breast milk. With all these changes, what can you do to care for your breasts while you're breastfeeding?
It was a normal day at elementary school and I was picking up my five year old from kindergarten. The head teacher, who I knew but not well, came over to chat with me. Had something gone wrong that day?? It turns out she had been complaining out loud to the other teachers at school that her bra was bothering her.