Coffee made my boobs bigger?

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UPDATE on my earlier post. Girl’s GYNO talk, can’t say that I didn’t warn ya.

I finally had my GYN appointment today to solve the birth control and PMS problems. The IUD is gone, and I just got my birth control pills. The doctor of course said, there is no way you can get pregnant with the IUD, and my feelings and symptoms of being pregnant have just been PMS. Whatever.

Well, I had another problem I hadn’t confessed about yet. My breasts. They hurt often and they have gotten bigger. A lot bigger and they get swollen right before I get my period. I was lucky to fill a 34B cup before having kids, now I can just fit into 36D. I have been sort of waiting for the happy sisters to get smaller after quitting nursing. But I already quit nursing almost 4 years ago, and they haven’t really gotten smaller.

My boobies are what medical people would call fibrocystic breasts.

Symptoms:

- Usually you notice the symptoms right before the menstrual period.
- Swollen breasts.
- Breasts feel tender or painful.
- Breasts feel lumpy.

Interesting enough, according to MedicineNet.com “Caffeine has been implicated as contributing to both the symptoms and scarring (fibrocystic) changes in fibrocystic breast condition. However, when the scientific evidence is reviewed, the results are conflicting, and no firm benefit of caffeine restriction can be scientifically established.”

The pre-appointment survey at the clinic today asked my caffeine and alcohol consumption, and I just answered the yearly median, 3 lattes a day. But there are days I easily drink 6 (large) cups of coffee.

I couldn’t start thinking – maybe the coffee consumption has made my boobs big? Interesting. Usually they say caffeine will suppress growth, but maybe not in my case.

The doctor recommended cutting down a little bit, but my husband offered to buy me a new espresso machine.

What I find ironic here, is my mother-in-law.

She kindly whispered to my husband that nursing will “ruin boobs” when I was determined to breast feed our children. She also bought us our first espresso machine 6 years ago as a Christmas gift. I wonder if she knew that coffee will prevent me from having sagging boobs after all those years of nursing. Well done Donna! I don’t care if I have developed a little latte-addiction and my boobs feel a little tender at times, I’ve got a figure and fashionably all natural. Silicones are so out, espresso boobs are so in. This must be the Hollywood secret I just haven’t know before – now we know why everybody keeps going to Starbucks.

Read more/Sources:

Cup of Java a day keeps the doc away – benefits of drinking coffee

Fibrocystic Breast Condition
Natural Remedy for Fibrocystic Breasts

About Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal is an international lifestyle expert, originally from Finland. Katja shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks. She is a board member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, award-winning social media strategist, and a well-known speaker in the social media conferences. Katja has lived in four different countries, and seven states in the USA, and married to a helicopter pilot. Their three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.

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Comments

  1. That’s news to me.
    Dee

  2. I always had a feeling there must be some great benefits of coffee… Now I know! Thanks Katja!
    Nursing also “ruined” my boobs, but oh well, after 3 healthy, chubby kids it was well worth it. Hooray for boobs!

    Anna
    …and hooray for coffee!

  3. Christine (aka YoungMommy) :

    Oh, my goodness… That is too funny!! Gotta run and get a latte!

  4. pinks & blues girls :

    So that’s the secret to bigger boobs, huh? I better not let my husband see this post… he’ll be setting up a Starbucks bar in our kitchen!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

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