How to prevent pregnancy stretch marks on the breasts

March 16, 2016

Lots of mums-to-be worry about developing stretch marks over their tummies. But did you know that it’s very common to get stretch marks over the breasts too?

During pregnancy your body produces a hormone that softens the fibres in your skin making you more susceptible to developing stretch marks. Your breasts are likely to grow when you’re expecting, particularly towards the final trimester of your pregnancy and after the birth if you choose to breastfeed.

Your breasts will grow at speed as your milk ducts expand and your milk production rises. In fact many women experience going up a couple of bra sizes when they’re breastfeeding.

One way to reduce the likelihood of developing stretch marks over the chest area is to moisturise your breasts daily with a hydrating oil. Apply Mama’s Belly Rub Stretch Mark Oil to your baby bump and breasts as often as you can and massage into the skin to reduce the risk of stretch marks as early on in your pregnancy as possible.

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