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Am I Normal?
This Gallery of breast images is provided for you to gain an understanding of how "normal" your breasts actually are.
If you are looking for the Gallery that is directed to re-lactating women, you can find the proper Gallery under
Breast Visual Signs For Re-Lactation

 

When girls start developing breasts, and as they mature with age, they will often wonder if what they see in their mirror is anything like that which other women see in their mirror, or are their breasts different than everyone else's breasts. Are they "acceptable" or "pretty". Most women never have the opportunity to see very many breasts with which they can compare their own, other than those in movies, videos or magazines. But those examples are only of a selected "standard" that represents only a small segment of the population, and even then they may be modified with a computer. This Gallery is so women can see that no matter what their breasts have developed to look like, they are not that different  from many others. You likely could easily form a "club" of other women whose breasts look very similar to yours.

Just remember:
                            Every Breast Is A Beautiful Breast!

Nipple/Areola Pigmentation

The pigmentation of your areolae and your nipples may be almost anything from very little color, such as image number 001 in the Gallery, to the darkest pigmentation in the final image of this Gallery. You will likely be able to find a level of pigmentation in this Gallery that is similar to yours. Remember that your pigmentation will change at various times of your life. If you are still completing puberty, yours may still change some. If you start to lactate or if you become pregnant, they will likely become much darker.

NOTE: If you notice that your pigment is changing over time, and you are definitely not pregnant or inducing lactation, please bring it to the attention of your OB/Gyn or a qualified Breast Surgeon. So, make a record somewhere (maybe on the notebook or purse calendar where you keep your menstrual history and BSE schedule) of the reference number in the Gallery that is closest to your pigmentation level. If your pigmentation changes, refer to this gallery on your doctor's  office computer so that he/she might be able to see how much it has changed and can better understand your concern.       

Nipple Size

Your nipples may be very small or very large, short or long, inverted, flat or prominent. You will clearly see that you look similar to one of the nipples in this Gallery. You will never find an exact match, because every breast is different. Nipple size will expand throughout puberty and also when you become pregnant and/or lactating.

 Areola Shape and Size

  The diameter of your areola (the pigmented area surrounding your nipple) is determined largely by the genetic code that you received from your mother, as well as your father. You could have inherited the traits of your areolar size from your father's mother, or even further back into your genetic sources. These will usually enlarge if your breasts increase in size, and they will darken in pigmentation when you become pregnant or lactate. Your areolar shape generally is symmetrical to it's mate on the other side, but if they start out different, they will likely remain different. If one of them changes without the other, please bring it to the attention of your OB/Gyn or a qualified Breast Surgeon.                   

 

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Breast Veining: 

When your breasts are preparing for lactation, the concentrated cellular construction inside your breasts that is developing your acini tissues requires extra nutrients that are transported to your breasts  in your blood. That requires your blood vessels to dilate, often making them "appear" for the first time under the surface of your breast skin. If you notice the vessels increasing in number or size, that  would generally indicate that your breasts are moving closer toward full lactation.

NOTE: If your breasts show a CHANGE of any kind that is not readily accountable for, please be sure to bring this to the attention of your OB/Gyn or your Breast Surgeon.

These examples are shown as a relative guide to share with others so that they might be able to better determine your progress in reaching full lactation. It is the amount that they change that is important.

 

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We, here at www.BreastNotes.com, as well as those that visit this site, would like to thank all contributors of information, experiences and images to better convey quality and truthful information to the readers of this site. Many images have been shared with us, with requests that their identity not be listed. We graciously honor that request.

Should you desire to place your images in this or any other Gallery on this site, we welcome them.

Please contact  Ken@BreastNotes.com for information.

If any image is posted in this site against your wishes, and you control the rights to that image, please contact us and it will be removed.
 

 

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