Anna Paquin Tells the Dirty Truth About Your Breasts After Twins​

Lots of women worry about what their breasts are going to look like after breastfeeding. It's a totally normal concern, of course. But imagine how your worries would be intensified if you were the star of a hit HBO show that often required you to bare your breasts while in bed with Alexander Skarsgard.

Anna Paquin, we feel your pain.

True Blood's Sookie Stackhouse, who gave birth to twins in 2012 with co-star and husband Stephen Moyer, recently revealed something about her post-breastfeeding breasts on Late Night With Seth Meyers that a whole lot of fellow mommies can relate to.


"It turns out that pre-baby t-ts are, like, so much bigger than post-baby t-ts," Paquin joked. "Sorry, babies."

The actress went on to correct herself by calling them "post-breastfeeding breasts," but we all know far too well what the girl was talking about.

Her breasts shrunk so much, she says, that her True Blood season 1 costume had to be altered (the new season features a flashback sequence that required Paquin to wear the same pretty floral dress she donned when she was all of 25).

As a mom who breastfed for all of five seconds with my first baby and has just, like, three minutes ago began the weaning process with my second baby, I can attest to the fact that your breasts turn on you after pregnancy. I'm not so sure this has as much to do with breastfeeding as it does simply being preggers (like I said, I've experienced body changes after being both a formula mom and a breastfeeding mom).

When my milk first came in, it was a lot of fun to play dress-up with boobs that defied logic. But then I really don't want to have to buy a whole new wardrobe, and I can't wear my cute shirts anymore, and this isn't as much fun anymore, so can they please shrink ... just a little bit?

And then, in my experience at least, your breasts go and answer your prayers -- and then some -- by shrinking a whole lot more than they're supposed to.

With baby #1, I found that my breasts went back to their original cup size a few months after I gave birth. Were they the pert, always-alert beauties that they were when I was 16? Um, no. But does any woman truly believe their breasts won't change after a few years, regardless of whether they decide to have a baby and/or breastfeed?

I'm biting my nails waiting to see what my boobs decide to do after this pregnancy. It's interesting how breasts are just breasts and aren't at all temperamental for most of your life, and then you get pregnant and, wham, they decide to have an opinion about their appearance. They get all fickle on you and inflate one day, deflate the next, grow another centimeter when you least expect it, etc.

But, like Paquin reminded everyone, as long as our babies are healthy and strong, breast changes are well worth it.

Did your breasts change after you gave birth/breastfed?


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