You probably learned this when puberty hit, but hormones can do crazy things to your body. And when the glands in your breasts kick into high gear during pregnancy and breastfeeding, they sometimes do so unevenly. This means that some moms can have really uneven breasts, which one mom wants to normalize.
Zoe Hendrix took to Instagram with a bikini picture showing off her “uneven milk jugs,” as she called her breasts. The former Australian reality television figure from “Married At First Sight” gave birth to her first child, Harper-Rose, back in November, and the new mom is figuring out the new world of breastfeeding.
“One of the many joys of breastfeeding,” she wrote in the caption. “I wondered why I got a few stares at the pool that day. Awkward.”
This isn’t the first time that Hendrix has posted a breastfeeding picture with the hashtag #normalisebreastfeeding. In one photo, she posted a close-up of her breastfeeding Harper while admitting that it took her two weeks to get accustomed to breastfeeding because her “boobs had to be worn in boot camp style.” She’s also talked about struggling with mastitis, inflammation of the breasts that makes breastfeeding incredibly painful.
If you’re also breastfeeding and dealing with uneven breasts, it’s likely because you’re tending to feed more frequently on one breast than the other, which can raise that side’s supply. So if this is weirding you out, try to nurse on the other side to help even things out.