Why Breast Love?

Hi! Welcome to ShareBreastLove.com! This is the home of Breast Love, the movement to help create a conversation of health and empowerment around breasts! As women we usually start our relationship with our breasts in a very awkward manner, am I right? Then we spend several years seeing messages that tell us they are too big, too small, not the right shape, etc. They garner us unwanted attention, get in the way during activities like sports, and they cause our clothes to fit differently. We may move on to positive experiences with our breasts during sex, or maybe they make you proud as you feed your baby. Maybe you are one of the women who doesn’t even enjoy a positive experience during those times. This sounds pretty bleak, and for many women it is. As a result, we shove them into garments designed to push up, minimize, maximize or several other adjectives that prove they aren’t good enough the way they are.

The above story may not be entirely your story, but it’s likely you can relate. I know I personally developed average B cups around the time I was expected to, they never got in the way, they weren’t quite as perky as they were “supposed” to be, but they weren’t horrible. They provided more pleasure to my husband than myself, during sex…then came breastfeeding.  For my breasts, this was their shining moment.  By then, since my first child came at 35, they were far below perky, but they could produce some serious milk and my daughters were all about that!  My oldest nursed, easily, my second took a little longer to get in a groove but hung on for much longer than her sister did, being weaned by me long after an age I would have believed I would have been nursing her. I now have size DD cups that are considered “relaxed”.

Then my friends started getting breast cancer and the conversations swirling around me were about fear.  I had one very body positive friend, who declared proudly on more than one occasion, in various settings, that she loved her boobs! Then she found a tiny lump. During a conversation of encouragement at some point in her treatment, the subject turned to her love of her breasts, to which she replied: “That was before they tried to kill me”.

Our breasts are the canaries in the coal mine, they are showing us that things are not okay. Our world is not well, and our health is often in a very fragile state. I for one am not willing to let that be the future. I have healthy breasts and I want to do my best to keep them healthy, just like I do for the rest of me!  This lead me to research what my breasts even were, what they are made of, and what systems of the body effect them and are affected by them! My awareness has changed my breast relationship from being largely indifferent, to really love them! I’m here to share Breast Love with you!