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Member # 44300
posted 10-07-2009 04:07 PM
I'm 5'3" 105 lbs. My mom is a size C breast as where both my grandmothers. I'm 19 years old and I'm barely a size A. Why is this? Why are genetics gypping me?
Member # 41699
posted 10-07-2009 04:46 PM
hey, I'm sorry to hear you're feeling down about your breasts.
Although breast size is usually somewhat dictated by genetics, it's not only based on your mother's or grandmothers' breasts; yours could look like those of any of the women in your family (sisters, aunts, and everyone). And even then, you're not necessarily going to have breasts the same size as anyone related to you. There's more about breasts, and a bit about breast size, here: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/advice/abreast_the_basics_of_boobies But alas, small breasts aren't a bad thing Breasts can be loved by owner or admirer at any size; so I say you gotta start to love 'em! If you want to read some uplifting stuff on building more confidence and love for your body, here are some links: http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/1/t/004175.html http://www.scarleteen.com/article/body/life_lessons_from_the_third_stall_on_the_left http://www.scarleteen.com/cgi-bin/forum/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=000668 http://www.scarleteen.com/article/body/seven_ways_to_love_your_body I actually try and read the "Life Lessons From the Third Stall on the Left" article at least bi-weekly, I find it so uplifting and inspiring Hope this helped you out in some way
Member # 37835
posted 10-07-2009 05:14 PM
I just want to add on to the great info that onionpie gave.
You noted your height and your weight, so I can see that you're on the light side (actually, that's basically my height and weight). Sometimes breast size has a lot to do with overall body fat and water retention. So, if you don't have much body fat elsewhere, that may be contributing to you having smaller breasts than your family members if they have more body fat. Too, sometimes women find that their breasts grow when they are pregnant and/or breast feed. Afterwards, sometimes their breasts return to their original size, sometimes they get smaller, and sometimes they stay larger than they were pre pregnancy. Breasts change in size over the course of our whole lives, and that's something to keep in mind when comparing to older female relatives. So, those are two additional reasons why your breasts may be very different sizes than your older family members. You may also find that your breasts continue to develop for another couple of years, as well.
Member # 44305
posted 10-08-2009 01:07 PM
Don't worry, with your measurements, an A-cup should looks just like a B-cup or a C-cup on a slightly bigger built girl.
And in the end, who cares! Except the media, but we don't really like media feeding us the u-must-look-lyk-barbie image anyway, do we? Embrace your breasts (no, quite literally) regardless their size. I've learned to appreciate my A-cups, and trust me, even though it isn't a priority, there are plenty of men (and ladies!) out there who love them.
Member # 37835
posted 10-08-2009 01:31 PM
(Shiro, this area is for staff and volunteer replies only. See you on the rest of the boards).