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Doctor Tips, Weeks 1-13

Week 9

Breast changes begin long before—like months before—you’d even think about breastfeeding. More in week 9.

Many women are shocked at the way their breasts have begun to change so early in pregnancy. Common changes include an increase in breast size and firmness, more sensitivity, and noticing a darkened or enlarged areolae. This is your body’s way of already preparing your breasts for breastfeeding! If you haven’t noticed any of these symptoms, be sure to mention it to your doctor, since it might signal a concern for future lactation issues.

Read more about week 9.

Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, September 2020

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